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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.

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.

Sparking creativity in teams: An executive’s guide - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategy in Practice [del.icio.us]

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Senior managers can apply practical insights from neuroscience to make themselves—and their teams—more creative. leadership creativity practice team

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, [.].

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.

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 economy

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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. Coyne Hugh G.

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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.&#

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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.

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 QuarterlyCoyne and Shawn T. Seibold Frederic M.

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.

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. 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. Davenport

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. In this especially lively as well as informative video, the authors of The Granularity of Growth explain why the best strategies begin with a precise understanding of market and product opportunities.

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.

The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus

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Below are the results for 2011. Every two years, the Thinkers50 publishes their definitive list of management thinkers. For classic HBR content from this year’s winners, please click here. Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Bob's blog entries “How Will You Measure Your Life?" Clayton M.

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. 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.

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).

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). Source: Organization Practice

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? Brainsteering: A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas Kevin P. Coyne and Shawn T. Coyne Shawn T.

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. 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 [.].

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.

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).

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 and Tim Koller acknowledge that spinning off businesses can have real advantages in creating value—if executives understand how. Does scale matter to capital markets?” Palys Robert S.

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. Featured leadership development

You Have to Make Them Love Their Jobs

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A role model for providing positive networking is strategy consulting firm McKinsey. McKinsey goes out of its way to provide a network for former employees. Many ex-McKinsey consultants go on to become leaders in major corporations - and customers of McKinsey. is a very common response! Life is good.

Failed Culture Change Causes Failed IT Projects

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The largest study ever done on organizational transformation was conducted by McKinsey & Co. There’s a variety of reasons for that.

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

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Christensen McKinsey Quarterly Mollie Lombardi Nicholas Bloom Raffaella Sadun Richard L. Kurtzig Shannon O’Donnell strategy+business magazine Talent Management magazine The Complete Executive The McKinsey Quarterly Tom Kelley and David Kelley Unlikely Leadership of Abraham Lincoln" Your Most Pressing Management Concerns: What You’ve Told Us

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). Click here to read the original article on Forbes. I know this probably seems like an obvious fact to most of us, but how many of us actually live and exude this forward thinking.

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). 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.

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

Performance Measurement

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Copyright (c) 2011. Richard Dobbs is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute, the firm’s business and economics research arm.

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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 strategies is operational if the company face relatively low uncertainty and are mostly attempting to play the same old game better than the competition does.