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Eight shifts that will take your strategy into high gear

Developing a great strategy starts with changing the dynamics in your strategy room. Here’s how.
Eight shifts that will take your strategy into high gear

Linking talent to value

– Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization... really creates value and how top talent contributes.

The fairness factor in performance management

– Many systems are under stress because employees harbor doubts that the core elements are equitable. A few practical steps can... change that.

Leading with inner agility

– Disruptive times call for transformational leaders with a knack for addressing complex problems. To navigate effectively, we must... learn to let go—and become more complex ourselves.

An agenda for the talent-first CEO

– In tumultuous times, a company’s talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization... that truly unleashes its human capital?

Strategy to beat the odds

– If you internalize the real odds of strategy, you can tame its social side and make big moves.

What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business

– Artificial intelligence is a moving target. Here’s how to take better aim.

Organizing for the age of urgency

– To compete at the speed of digital, you need to unleash your strategy, your structure, and your people.

Why digital transformation is now on the CEO’s shoulders

– Big data, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence hold such disruptive power that they have inverted the dynamics... of technology leadership.

Interviews

Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

McKinsey global managing partner Dominic Barton discusses how executives serious about delivering value need to spend more time identifying their organizations’ top performers and most critical roles.
Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence

– Artificial intelligence has the potential to create trillions of dollars of value across the economy—if business leaders work... to understand what AI can and cannot do.

Debiasing the corporation: An interview with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler

– The University of Chicago professor explains how executives can battle back against biases that can affect their decision making.

Microsoft’s next act

– CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.

Featured research

Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you’d expect.
Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

China’s fast climb up the value chain

– From high-tech unicorns to specialty chemicals, the country’s economy is moving swiftly beyond its lower-margin roots.

Taking the measure of innovation

– Don’t overlook the insight that two simple metrics can yield about the effectiveness of your R&D spending.

Will artificial intelligence make you a better leader?

– Agile leadership and AI both depend on learning to let go.

Industry dynamics

Booming cities, unintended consequences

Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities and their most vulnerable residents.
Booming cities, unintended consequences

AI’s growing impact

– Smart machines are giving storytellers and risk managers alike a helping hand.

Resetting the cost base

– Technology is creating opportunities and threats for the supplies of traditional industries from utilities to pulp and paper to... construction.

Competing in a world of digital ecosystems

– New players and blurring sector borders are starting to influence the competitive outlook in a wide range of industries. Here’s... a close-in look at changes afoot in automobiles and banking.

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