How effective organizations build staff capabilities — Insight from McKinsey

Crossderry Blog

I’ve seen the impact of leadership development on organizations: it’s why I joined PM College. McKinsey to the rescue, with a new survey on “ Building Capabilities for Performance.” ” The survey refreshes data from a 2010 study, and found that: … the responses to our latest survey on the topic suggest that organizations, to perform at their best, now focus on a different set of capabilities and different groups of employees to develop.

McKinsey & Company’s Top Ten Articles in 2014

First Friday Book Synopsis

McKinsey & Company has just announced the ten articles that were most popular with mckinsey.com readers in 2014. Why leadership-development programs fail Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale. Change leader, change thyself Anyone who pulls the organization in […].

How to develop better change leaders?

First Friday Book Synopsis

The most obvious answer is to change the way you develop change leaders if the process you now have isn’t working very well. Here is a brief excerpt from another outstanding article, co-authored by Aaron De Smet, Johanne Lavoie, and Elizabeth Schwartz Hioei, and featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. [.].

Developing Leaders: Why Training Interventions Fail?

QAspire

Companies spend considerable amount of time and money on developing leaders through training programs and workshops. My experience so far suggests that these time-bound and finite interventions fail over a long run in developing leadership capabilities.

Talent Development for Complex IT Programs

Crossderry Blog

I just received a McKinsey brief on “ Developing talent for large IT projects ” that has the usual recommendations, but adds two useful insights. From the opening section: The responses [to a survey on levers for improving IT performance] reflect the challenge of attracting, developing, and retaining the right IT talent at a time when building a digital enterprise has become a priority for most companies.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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).

Leadership Development – Touch or Tackle?

Weekly Leader

Leadership Development via Subtraction

LDRLB

Lindsey helps companies and their people get wildly better remarkably quickly through experiential learning, most recently in Learning and Development roles at McKinsey & Co., Their research and insights draw interesting parallels into the world of leadership development.

Meaning Matters

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Earlier this year, Emily Esfahani Smith wrote an article in The Atlantic titled, “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy.”

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Strengths-Based Leadership Development Webcast

The Practical Leader

The more we learn about Zenger Folkman’s leadership development research and approaches, the more excited we are to be their Canadian Strategic Partner. Most leadership training and development programs are like the “magic medicine” cure-alls of the last century.

Strengths-Based Leadership Development Webcast

The Practical Leader

The more we learn about Zenger Folkman’s leadership development research and approaches, the more excited we are to be their Canadian Strategic Partner. Most leadership training and development programs are like the “magic medicine” cure-alls of the last century.

Leadership: Assessing Organizational Health

QAspire

I read 2016-1 edition of McKinsey Quarterly with great interest. Company Culture Leadership Leading Organization Leading People Sketch Notes health Leading organization mckinsey organization development

The granularity of growth

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an exerpt from article rated by readers as one of the most popular ever in The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company and co-authored by Mehrdad Baghai, Sven Smit, and S. Sven Smit The Granularity of Growth The McKinsey Quarterly Patrick Viguerie. They explain how and why a fine-grained approach to growth is essential for making the right choices about where [.].

Boo! A Scary Truth About Leadership Development

Weekly Leader

How to Change an Organization

Leadership Freak

Change Leading Taking others higher Culture Leadership Leadership Development mckinsey and company Organizational Development organizational success what is organizational cultureThe difference between great and average, when it comes to organizations, isn’t simply efficiency or effectiveness, it’s culture. Great organizations have great cultures. The context in which people work shapes them.” Brook Manville. But what is culture?

The global company’s challenge

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from another terrific article featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which Martin Dewhurst, Jonathan Harris, and Suzanne Heywood explain why, as the economic spotlight shifts to developing markets, global companies need new ways to manage their strategies, people, costs, and risks.

The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the executive summary of a recent report featured online by The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company. MGI was established in 1990 to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy. Our goal is to provide leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors [.].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/29/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Customer CEO: How to Profit from the Power of Your Customers Chuck Wall The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself John Jantsch Disney U : How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, [.].

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Seeing Beyond Ourselves

Coaching Tip

In fact, according to a study conducted by McKinsey & Company, those who attempt to affect change by concentrating on changing mindset are four times more likely to succeed than those who focus only on changing behavior. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide , Ask the Coach . Books Business Coaching Communication Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills Success What is Work life James Ferrell McKinsey

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How to Change an Organization

Leadership Freak

Change Leading Taking others higher Culture Leadership Leadership Development mckinsey and company Organizational Development organizational success what is organizational cultureThe difference between great and average, when it comes to organizations, isn’t simply efficiency or effectiveness, it’s culture. Great organizations have great cultures. The context in which people work shapes them.” Brook Manville. But what is culture?

4 Behaviors Account for 89% of Leadership Effectiveness

Leadership Freak

Mckinsey research* suggests 4 leadership behaviors make the difference between strong and weak leadership. Develop… Continue reading → Success Leadership Development organizational successTop 20 Leadership Behaviors: Be supportive. Champion desired change. Clarify objectives, rewards, and consequences. Communicate prolifically and enthusiastically.

Frederic Laloux: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

His work—and the research for his upcoming book—draws on two strands: o His deep understanding of the inner workings of organizations, which he developed among other during the years he worked as an […]. Frederic Laloux works as an adviser, coach, and facilitator with corporate leaders who feel called to explore fundamentally new ways of organizing.

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The productivity imperative

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Patrick Viguerie for The McKinsey Quarterly. 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 [.]. Patrick Viguerie The McKinsey Quarterly The Productuvity ImoeratuveHere is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Peter Bisson, Elizabeth Stephenson, and S.

Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders?A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

A Better Way to Evaluate Leadership Poitential Jeffrey Cohn and Jay Moran Jossey-Bass (2011) How and why to cope with a leadership evaluation and development crisis to produce more effective leaders As Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis suggest in Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls, leaders [.]. Anders Ericsson McKinsey & Company Michael Capellas Noel Tichy Richard Branson Richard Clarke Roger Martin Team USA. Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders?

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 [.].

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The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work that Wows and Jobs That Last

Kevin Eikenberry

by Tom Peters In 1982, two consultants at McKinsey & Co. Book Reviews Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development excellence excellence dividend Tom Peterspublished a book to little fanfare.

What Are The Shared Values In Your Organization?

The Idolbuster

McKinsey 7S Model. I find the McKinsey 7S framework particularly relevant model for organizational behavior. The company had become large enough that the ad-hoc decision making was no longer effective, and product development was impeded by political infighting.

Performance Measurement

Strategy Driven

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

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Leadership lessons

Lead on Purpose

Today’s post is a link to Stewart Rogers ‘ blog the Strategic Product Manager , which contains several great leadership quotes from McKinsey. Take a few minutes and learn about Leadership Lessons from McKinsey.

Centered Leadership

CO2

Joanna Barsh Director at McKinsey & Co. JOANNA BARSH joined McKinsey & Company in 1981 and is a senior partner. Along with her consulting work, she leads the McKinsey Centered Leadership Project, whose goal is to help develop women leaders.

Evaluate Your Leadership Development Program

Harvard Business Review

Despite studies showing that succession is an essential part of strategic planning, many companies ignore leadership development to focus on more immediate challenges. But your organization’s future success depends on identifying and developing the next generation of its leaders.

Why Salespeople Need to Develop “Machine Intelligence”

Harvard Business Review

Amelia, the “cognitive agent” developed by IPsoft, can parse natural language to understand customers’ questions, handling up to 27,000 conversations simultaneously and in multiple languages.

‘Good’ Is Not Enough

Lead Change Blog

Research conducted by McKinsey and Company found the customer experience, the more likely they will be to return and directly refer you to others. Creating Value Leadership Leadership Development Management

0622 | Mike Figliuolo

LDRLB

Mike Figliuolo is the Founder and Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC – a leadership development and training firm. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Leadership Podcast burkus figliuolo leadership management Professional Development succession planning

High performing project management orgs are more agile — PMI

Crossderry Blog

By the way, the “PMI Pulse” is a nice complement to the McKinsey report on building capabilities I wrote on last week. Filed under: PMO Tagged: agile , agile development , best practices , Business Transformation , capability building , PMI , PMO. PMO agile agile development best practices Business Transformation capability building PMI

LeadershipNow 140: June 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Personal Development: A Learning Journey is Its Own Reward from @wallybock. 6 Tips for a Great Personal Development Plan from @wallybock. Leading with inner agility via @McKinsey. Decoding leadership: What really matters via @McKinsey. See more on Twitter. * * * Like us on Instagram and Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas.

What Businesses Need to Know About Sustainable Development Goals

Harvard Business Review

According to estimates from McKinsey, consumers in these markets could be worth $30 trillion by 2025 — a significant step up from the 2010 value of $12 trillion. Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals will improve the environment for doing business and building markets.

Morning Advantage: My Kingdom for a Developer

Harvard Business Review

If you can't find 'em, you better keep 'em and train 'em, say three McKinsey consultants writing in their firm's eponymous quarterly. In addition to pulling out all the traditional retention stops — competitive salary, recognition, effective career coaching — the McKinsey team found several other approaches that have proven effective in keeping techies in the fold. It's an "irreplaceable motivator for high-performing technology staff," McKinsey reports.

Preview Thursday: the New Leadership Literacies by Bob Johansen

Lead Change Blog

Leaders will need to develop new literacies in new ways for a new future. Preview Thursday Authentic Communication employee engagement Self DevelopmentThe following post is a preview excerpt from the Introduction of the New Leadership Literacies by Bob Johansen.

Top Companies for Leaders

LDRLB

These 25 companies were voted the companies with the best leadership development programs. A significant number of the companies are international (including McKinsey, which insists it doesn’t have a headquarters). Featured leadership development

Keeping People Front and Center

Leading Blog

Dominic Barton , global managing director of consulting firm McKinsey & Company, reminds us of this in an interview with The Wharton School. A T SOME POINT we all come to see that people are the most important part of any initiative.

LeadershipNow 140: April 2016 Compilation

Leading Blog

Digital strategy: Understanding the Economics of Disruption via @McKinsey. Staying one step ahead at Pixar: An interview with Ed Catmull via @McKinsey. Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Here are a selection of tweets from April 2016 that you might have missed: FT: Beware the inspirational boss. Go Disrupt Yourself via @stratandbiz. Where Startups Lead, Corporates Follow – Why Co-Working is the Future via @GuardianUS.

Take Control of Your Global Development

Harvard Business Review

The ability to acquire and develop multicultural talent is becoming a critical competitive advantage for multinational and national companies alike. But this passive dynamic of lucky individuals capitalizing only on windfalls of circumstance has changed, with the new paradigm rewarding self-development just as much as birthright. To succeed in this new world, individuals must proactively and comprehensively embed multicultural leadership skills into their career development plans.