The world is overflowing with management advice. Every year, over 10,000 business books are published—and that’s before you add in the hundreds of thousands of articles, blogs, and video lectures that are produced. Leaders can’t possibly digest it all, and writers increasingly sensationalize and spin their ideas to be noticed. The results? An often contradictory cacophony of buzzwords and frameworks that focus leaders’ time on “what’s new” too often at the expense of “what’s true. A world where, quite simply, the field of management thinking is losing the plot.
In this new book, Scott Keller and Mary Meaney, senior partners at McKinsey & Company, cut through the clutter by addressing the ten most important and timeless questions that every leader must answer in order to maximize the performance of their organization. Few authors are as well placed to address these questions: they have a collective 40 years of experience in advising the C-suite and have access to McKinsey & Company’s near 100 years of institutional experience. They haven’t stopped there, however, as Leading Organizations casts its research net wide—taking into account the evolution of management thinking throughout the ages.
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“How do I manage performance to unlock our full potential?”