The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011)

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The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011) Here is the “Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011″ that enables you to read all of the most popular articles featured in The McKinsey Quarterly in 2011. I am deeply grateful to its publisher, McKinsey & Company, for its exceptional generosity year after year as it continues to [.].

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What a treat! The “Five Best” of The McKinsey Quarterly’s articles published in 2011

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For more than half a century, The McKinsey Quarterly has shaped and informed the top management agenda. According to the Quarterly‘s readers, these are the five best articles published in 2011. We’re all marketers now Engaging customers today requires commitment from the entire company—and a redefined marketing organization.more Global cities of the future An interactive [.].

The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles for Third Quarter, 2011

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Once again and to its great credit, The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey and Company, has created online access the Top Ten articles for third quarter (2011) as selected by its readers. In case you missed them, you can now check them out and join the conversation. Here are brief descriptions [.].

The McKinsey Quarterly: Most popular articles (First Quarter, 2011)

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In case you missed them, these articles have been most popular with the McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the first quarter of this year. STRATEGY Have you tested your strategy lately? Ten timeless tests can help you kick the tires on your strategy, and kick up the level of strategic dialogue throughout your company. Click [.].

The State of Strategy Consulting, 2011

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Walter Kiechel for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * Like Satan in the book of Job, [.].

Leadership Q&A: Beyond the Mission Statement

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General Leadership Leadership Q + A Work Life Lead conversation culture McKinsey 7Ss mission organization purpose Tom PetersRecently, sitting with a planning group, I asked them about their organization’s mission statement. Only one person in the group had a copy handy. It was a true description of the organization’s mission. The problem was that it was largely irrelevant to our planning work. Why is it that organizations can invest thousands of dollars [.]

McKinsey conversations with global leaders: David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group

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Here is another outstanding interview in the McKinsey Conversations with Global Leaders series. To watch the conversation with David Rubenstein in a video interactive, or download a PDF of the transcript, please click here. * * * A founding managing director of The Carlyle Group reflects on the future of the private-equity industry, China’s role

Unlocking the full potential of women in the US economy

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Here is an excerpt of an article co-authred by Joanna Barsh and Lareina Yee in which they discuss the results of a research study conducted by McKinsey & Company. Bob's blog entries Joanna Barsh Lareina Yee McKinsey & Company Unlocking the full potential of women in the US economyTo read the complete article, please click here. * * * Women have been a growing factor in the success of the US economy since the [.].

How and why gray matter really does matter

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Bob's blog entries Amy Howe Drucker Exchange (DX) Emory University Gregory Berns McKinsey & Company Paul Zak Peter Drucker Marla M. Here’s an article featured by the Drucker Exchange (Dx), “an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership.&# The Dx is produced by The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University.

Playing war games to win

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Here is a terrific article written by John Horn for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, and featured online (March 2011). Courtney Jane Kirkland John Horn McKinsey & Company McKinsey Quarterly Playing war games to win S. To read the complete article and check out the wealth of free resources as well as obtain subscription I formation, please click here. * * * War games can be a powerful [.].

Five misconceptions about productivity

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Here is an article co-authored by Vikram Malhotra and James Manyika for The McKinsey Quarterly website (March 2011), published by McKinsey & Company. To check out all the free resources and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * * As the US economy begins to recover, addressing some of the myths on [.].

Seven steps to better brainstorming

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Coyne, featured by The McKinsey Quarterly website (March 2011). The magazine is published by McKinsey & Company. Coyne McKinsey & Company Patricia Gorman Clifford Renee Dye Seven steps to better brainstorming Shawn T. Coyne The Brainstorming Myth The McKinsey QuarterlyHere is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Kevin P. Coyne and Shawn T.

Five myths about how to create jobs

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The website of McKinsey & Company’s McKinsey Quarterly continues to feature some of the most valuable material concerning major issues, such as job creation. In the article that follows (first published in February, 2010), James Manyika and Byron Auguste identify and then invalidate five myths about how to create jobs that continue to remain remarkably [.].

How women can contribute more to the economy

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Here is an excerpt from an article featured by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To check out a wealth of free resources, sign up for a few subscription to email alerts, and to obtain Quarterly subscription information, please click here. * * * The ability to retain and promote more [.].

Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, on business culture, technology, and social issues

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Once again, McKinsey & Company offers (at no cost) an exceptionally valuable resource, in this instance Eric Schmidt‘s conversation with McKinsey director James Manyika about business culture, technology, and social issues. More specifically, Google’s executive chairman discusses his strategies on hiring, meetings, mobile business, and jobs and education. To check out the video, audio, and text [.].

Rethinking knowledge work: A strategic approach

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Davenport for The McKinsey Quarterly, featured online by McKinsey & Company. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas H. Although the thrust of the material is focused on larger organizations, there are some key points relevant to all organizations, whatever their size and nature may be. To read the complete article and [.].

A fine-grained view of the sources of growth

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McKinsey’s Sven Smit and S. Wiley McKinsey & Company Mehrdad Baghai Portfolio/Penguin Group Sven Smit and S. Patrick Viguerie The Granularity of Growth The Granularity of Growth: How to Identify the Sources of Growth and Drive Enduring Company Performance The McKinsey Quarterly why the best strategies begin with a precise understanding of market and product opportunities

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The productivity imperative

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Patrick Viguerie for The McKinsey Quarterly. Patrick Viguerie The McKinsey Quarterly The Productuvity ImoeratuveHere is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Peter Bisson, Elizabeth Stephenson, and S. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain information about a free online subscription, please click here. * * * To sustain wealth creation, developed nations must find ways to boost [.].

The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus

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Below are the results for 2011. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School McKinsey Award Seeing What's Next (2004) The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus The Innovative University (2011) The Innovator's Dilemma (1997) Global Business Book Award for the best business book of the year The Innovator's Prescription The Innovators' DNA (2011) The Innovator's Solution (2003) the Thinkers50

How highest-performing labs use the best talent-management practices

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Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article now available at the website of The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. It was co-authored by Wouter Aghina, Marc de Jong, and Daniel Simon. They include three exhibits: Exhibit 1: Among practices that influence a lab’s productivity, talent is the one most correlated with high [.]. Bob's blog entries $1.2

Do you have the right leaders for your growth strategies?

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Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article featured online by McKinsey & Company’s Quarterly magazine, co-authored by Katharina Herrmann, Asmus Komm, and Sven Smit. It takes a mix of leaders and talent to pursue a variety of growth strategies simultaneously. Few executives can do it all. To read the complete article, check out other [.].

Recovering from information overload

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Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Derek Dean and Caroline Webb for The McKinsey Quarterly (January 2011). To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy. Source: Organization Practice

Jobs and US economic recovery: A panel discussion sponsored by the Committee for Economic Development (CED)

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Once again, McKinsey & Company’s Quarterly has made available an exceptionally valuable program to the general public: Experts discuss McKinsey’s research on “jobless recoveries” and ways to solve the longer-term US employment crisis (August 2011).

Brainsteering: A book review by Bob Morris

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Coyne HarperBusiness/HaroerCollins (2011) How to come up with new and better ideas all day, every day, and even on demand? Bob's blog entries 200 McKinsey client projects answers and good ideas soon follow” “If you ask the right questions “The right process for consistently generating breakthrough ideas looks very different from what [most people have] probably been taught” Brainsteering: A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas Facebook Google HarperBusiness/HarperCollins Kevin P.

Have You Trained Your Replacement?

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January 19th, 2011 | Author: Mary Jo Asmus Today’s guest post is from Mike Figliuolo at The thoughtLEADERS Blog. He has been a tank platoon leader, a McKinsey consultant, a senior executive, and now runs thoughtLEADERS – a leadership development and training firm. Gina : January 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm I have always believed that the most important job a leader has is to train his/her replacement. Mary Jo Asmus : January 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm Gina, thanks.

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

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Here are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company. I suggest you read them in the order in which they appear here, then click where indicated to read each in its entirety. I presume to suggest, further, that you register to receive email updates on other resources that are also available at [.].

Three steps to building a better top team

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Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Michiel Kruyt, Judy Malan, and Rachel Tuffield and featured by The McKinsey Quarterly online (February 2011). To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain online and print subscription information, please click here. * * * When a top team fails to function, it

Going for growth in a go-slow world

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Here is an excerpt from still another outstanding article written by Lowell Bryan, John Horn, and Sven Smit, featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly (September 2011), published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, obtain information about the firm, access other resources, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * [.].

Top Companies for Leaders

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A few weeks ago, Fortune Magazine released it’s 2011 list of the 25 Top Companies for Leaders. A significant number of the companies are international (including McKinsey, which insists it doesn’t have a headquarters).

Finding the courage to shrink

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Here is an excerpt from another excellent article featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Bill Huyett Bloomberg ConocoPhillips’s spin-offs of its downstream businesses Dun & Bradstreet Finding the courage to shrink Hartford Financial Services ITT Katherine Boas Kraft Foods’s spin-off of its North American grocery unit Mauricio Jaramillo McKinsey & Company Michael W.

Failed Culture Change Causes Failed IT Projects

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Reporting on the largest global study of IT change ever conducted (1,471 projects), an Oxford University Said Business School professor and McKinsey & Co. The largest study ever done on organizational transformation was conducted by McKinsey & Co.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11/26/12)

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Apple Needs Women and Workplaces Need Diversity

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Statistics have shown companies with more women in management score better on the nine dimensions of company excellence. ( Women Matter , McKinsey 2007). An amazing group of seven women, The Chipsters, who are also IP Lawyers, tell us why companies with women in top positions are run better and why without Steve Jobs, Apple is doomed unless they get some women in their executive team. Click here to read the original article on Forbes.

Dan Ariely on irrationality in the workplace

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Thanks to McKinsey & Company and its Quarterly, those of us who admire Dan Ariley and his work have access to an especially enlightening interview (February 2011). To see it, please click here. * * * The behavioral economist explains why executives need to recognize—and embrace—the irrational forces that affect themselves and their employees. Although

How we do it: Strategic tests from four senior executives

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During the conversation that follows, conducted in January 2011 and featured by The McKinsey Quarterly online, former Merck CEO Raymond Gilmartin and three other leaders share their approaches to testing strategy. Note: Given the length of the conversation, I have included only a portion of the responses. To read the complete article, please click here.

Global forces: An introduction

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Patrick Viguerie for The McKinsey Quarterly (June 2010). To read the complete article, check out a wealth of resources, and watch a video during which McKinsey director Bisson explains why trends matter, the value of tracking global forces, and how Here is an excerpt from an article written by Peter Bisson, Elizabeth Stephenson, and S.

The Difference Between Transformational and Operational Strategies

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According to the McKinsey article " Brilliant Strategy, But Can You Execute? ", there were two basic kinds of strategies: transformational and operational. A strategy is transformational when the company using it faces significant uncertainty, aims to change the game in the industry, and must address substantial customer, channel, or competitive challenges.

Performance Measurement

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Filled with in-depth insights from experts at McKinsey & Company, this reliable resource takes a much more qualitative approach to what the authors consider a lost art. Copyright (c) 2011. Performance measurement typically drives much of the way a large company works.

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