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2020 - At the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance lies valuation. This book enables everyone, from the budding professional to the seasoned manager, to excel at measuring and maximizing shareholder and company value.
2019 – This book outlines a seven-step, systematic approach to creative problem solving that will work in any field or industry, helping to transform the way you approach problems and take you to the next level of business and personal success.
2018 – Inspired by an annual off-the-record gathering of chief executives organized by the authors, Go Long reveals how some of the world’s most prominent business leaders resisted short-term pressures to successfully manage their organizations for the long term.
2018 – Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick is about unlocking big moves because that’s what it takes to beat the odds in business. Anchored in empirical evidence from 1000s of companies, it reveals what really matters and what doesn’t for exceptional performance.
2015 – The world not only feels different. The data tell us it is different. This book is a timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy.
2006 – Based on a study of 43 of America’s best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, this book describes eight basic principles of management that made these organizations successful.
2019 – Beyond Performance 2.0 more than doubles your odds of successfully leading significant, sustainable change by applying equal levels of insight and rigor to the “hard” and “soft” elements that matter.
Claudio Feser, Michael Rennie, and Nicolai Chen Nielsen
2018 – Leadership at Scale provides leaders with the systematic and fact-based leadership development approach they need to unlock organizational performance in today’s fast-paced business environment.
2016 – Inspired people have the energy and persistence needed to achieve extraordinary results and transform organizations. This book shows what it takes to win the minds and hearts of the people you lead.
2016 – Drawing on the experience of John Browne, the former CEO of BP, and the insight of two McKinsey experts, this book articulates and explores the recurring rift between big business and society, offering a practical manifesto for reconciliation.
2014 – By studying the stories of leaders and working with Fortune 100 companies, Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie explore why some talented people rise to the top and create positive and sustained impact, while others stop short of their full leadership potential.
Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston Hamilton, and Geoffrey Lewis
2011 – This book presents unique ideas about successful leadership. Personal stories and related insights show how success results from combining the five elements of centered leadership: meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing.
2007 – By tapping into employees’ talents, knowledge, and skills, you can earn tens of thousands of additional dollars per employee, and manage the barriers that prevent real achievements. This can only be done through organizational design and redesign.
2020 – Today’s technology demands lightning-fast changes. But speed without purpose is not progress. McKinsey leaders cut through the hype to provide an inside look into what digital winners do best: set direction, learn, and adapt faster than anyone else.
2017 – Value in the next phase of the digital era will go to those companies that don’t just try digital but also scale it. This book examines what it takes to break through the gravitational pull of legacy organizations and capture the full value of digital.
2015 – Founded upon proprietary research, client experience, and interviews with over 200 executives, regulators, and security experts, this text arms your company against devastating online security breaches.
2018 – Written for CEOs and leaders across the organization, Talent Wins provides a much-needed framework for transforming how companies acquire, manage, and deploy talent—for today’s agile, digital, analytical, technologically driven strategic environment.
2018 – The human brain is wired to resist change. In this book, leadership experts Eileen Rogers and Nick van Dam share insights and methods to making the transition to a more consultative, “emotionally intelligent” approach to leading change.
2016 – This book summarizes the most important research in areas such as neuroscience, sports psychology, mindfulness, and goal-setting and offers a practical guide to how this new thinking can help coaches and managers to develop their own coaching practice.
2016 – In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life.
1996 – To get the most out of individual employees, companies and managers are turning to coaching as a means of enhancing performance. This practical guide shows how to develop the necessary habits and skills needed to become a good coach.
2016 – This book addresses the most pressing marketing performance questions for CMOs who have an investor’s mindset. This isn’t a work of theory. It’s a hands-on guide to better marketing, neatly packaged into ten concise chapters.
2015 – What distinguishes a brand-name product? How can companies enhance the value of their brands? What steps can executives take to manage their brands successfully? Answers to these and other questions can be found with McKinsey’s BrandMatics-Konzept.
1996 – This work has been designed as an aid to the logical presentation of business communications. Topics covered range from the difference between deductive and inductive reasoning to a discussion of how to highlight the structure of information.
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