McKinsey & Company’s Top Ten Articles in 2014

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McKinsey & Company has just announced the ten articles that were most popular with mckinsey.com readers in 2014. Bob''s blog entries Change leader [comma] change thyself McKinsey & Company''s Top Ten Articles in 2014 McKinsey Quarterly Strategic principles for competing in the digital age Why leadership-development programs fail

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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. I am deeply grateful to its publisher, McKinsey & Company, for its exceptional generosity year after year as it continues to [.]. McKinsey & Company The McKinsey Quarterly The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011) We’re all marketers now

How effective organizations build staff capabilities — Insight from McKinsey

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McKinsey to the rescue, with a new survey on “ Building Capabilities for Performance.” The first finding that struck me was the use — or disuse — of experiential learning: McKinsey model factories or simulations as examples. As McKinsey notes, they are about the only way “to teach adults in an experimental, risk-free environment that fosters exploration and innovation.”

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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 [.].

Creating more value with corporate strategy: McKinsey Global Survey results

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Here is an excerpt from article featured by The McKinsey Quarterly online (January 2011). To read the complete article, check out other resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for free email alerts, please click here. * * * Few companies create strategies that deliver more value than the sum of their business unit

14 CEOs with their Summer Reading Lists – a Chart (from McKinsey)

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McKinsey asked 14 CEOs what they will be reading in coming months. From the… Read More 14 CEOs with their Summer Reading Lists – a Chart (from McKinsey). I’ve created a chart to peruse the list. Note: the #1 book for the summer is The Seventh Sense by Joshua Cooper Ramo, named by three different CEOs. No other book was named twice. It is definitely a book worth reading. Randy's blog entries

Leadership: Assessing Organizational Health

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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 McKinsey Quarterly’s Top Ten: Second Quarter 2011

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In case you missed them, see which articles have been most popular with The McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the second quarter of this year. Here are the first five. To learn which articles ranked #6-10 and read any/all of the ten articles, please click here. * * * 1. STRATEGY Sparking creativity in teams: [.]. Bob's blog entries 2. STRATEGY: Drawing a new road map for growth 3. ORGANIZATION: Eric Schmidt on business culture [comma] technology [comma] and social issues 5.

Meaning Matters

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Culture Doesn’t Trump Strategy

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As a critical success factor, strategy turned into a lucrative industry for a host of consulting firms such as McKinsey & Company , and the Boston Consulting Group. In the last 40 years of the 20 th century, strategy was the champion of business supremacy.

Managing the business risks of open innovation

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Here is an excerpt from still another outstanding article, written by Oliver Alexy and Markus Reitzig, featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly (January 2012), and 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. * * * [.].

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

How leaders kill meaning at work

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Here is an excerpt from still another outstanding article written by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly (January 2012), 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. Senior executives routinely undermine [.].

Centered leadership: How talented women thrive

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Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article featured by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Bob's blog entries Centered leadership: How talented women thrive Joanna Barsh McKinsey & Company Rebecca A. Craske Susie Cranston the McKinsey Leadership Project The McKinsey QuarterlyIt was co-authored by Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston, and Rebecca A. Craske.

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The Most Popular McKinsey Quarterly Articles: Second Quarter (2014)

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Gerstner Jr McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute The Lean Startup The Most Popular McKinsey Quarterly Articles: Second Quarter (2014 According to mckinsey.com readers, these were the most popular articles during the Second Quarter of 2014. Here’s a direct link to reading any/all of them. Change leader, change thyself: Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward. More to follow each, 1-10] 2.

From McKinsey & Company: Key initiatives to build digital enterprises

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The results of another McKinsey Global Survey indicate that — according to Brad Brown, Johnson Sikes, and Paul Willmott — CEOs and other senior executives are increasingly engaged as their companies step up efforts to build digital enterprises. To read the complete report, check out other resources, and learn more about McKinsey & Company, please […].

The people problem in talent management

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Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article featured by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Mendonca Matthew Guthridge McKinsey & Company Steven D. Carden The McKinsey Quarterly The people problem in talent management Tim ShaversIt was co-authored by Matthew Guthridge, Asmus B. Komm, and Emily Lawson.

Talent Development for Complex IT Programs

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I just received a McKinsey brief on “ Developing talent for large IT projects ” that has the usual recommendations, but adds two useful insights. Filed under: PMO Tagged: McKinsey , PMO services , Program Management , talent management , Talent Shortage. PMO McKinsey PMO services Program Management talent management Talent Shortage

Changing companies’ minds about women

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Joanna Barsh and Lareina Yee for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Bob''s blog entries Changing companies’ minds about women Heather Sumner Joanna Barsh Kinsey & Company Lareina Yee McKinsey Quarterly Pitney Bowes Shell Time Warner

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The McKinsey Quarterly: The Most Popular Articles (First Q 2013)

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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. Bob''s blog entries The McKinsey Quarterly: The Most Popular Articles (First Quarter 2013 You are cordially invited to read them today and join the conversation. STRATEGY Six social-media skills every leader needs: Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, [.].

How strategic listening can engage employees in an open and realistic way

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In the winning entries in a contest co-sponsored McKinsey & Company with Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) and Harvard Business Review, the authors of seven articles reveal executive thinking on the importance of engaging employees in an open and realistic way. Challenge the McKinsey Quarterl

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The global company’s challenge

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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.

How to develop better change leaders?

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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. [.]. The most obvious answer is to change the way you develop change leaders if the process you now have isn’t working very well.

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. * * [.].

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 [.]

What Are The Shared Values In Your Organization?

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McKinsey 7S Model. I find the McKinsey 7S framework particularly relevant model for organizational behavior. Busting Your Corporate Idol Chapter 3: The Real American Idol Featured chapter 3 mckinsey mckinsey 7s mckinsey 7s framework shared values The real american idol

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 [.].

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How to Change an Organization

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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? Culture goes beyond what you do to how you do.

How to Change an Organization

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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? Culture goes beyond what you do to how you do.

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 to make the most of uncertainty

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Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, and written by Hugh Courtney. Carriers McKinsey & Company Microsoft Omnicon Oracle Qualcomm shaping actions are often at odds with adapting ones Sun Microsystems The different shapes of shapers and adapters The Home Depot The McKinsey Quarterly understanding your alternatives Wal-Mart

4 Behaviors Account for 89% of Leadership Effectiveness

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

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 [.].

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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 [.].

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Daniel Kahneman on “the other side of complexity”

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Uncategorized 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Daniel Kahneman: Beware the “inside view” Farrar [comma] Straus and Giroux Foreign Policy magazine Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School Hebrew University’s School of Education Israeli Ministry of Education McKinsey & Company The McKinsey Quarterly Thinking [comma] Fast and SlowI expect Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow to be among the most misunderstood books in recent years.

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 [.].

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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 [.].