Leadership

Maximizing the effectiveness of leaders in an environment of increasing uncertainty and complexity.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Memo to the CEO: Are you the source of workplace dysfunction?

– Rudeness and bullying are rife, says Stanford professor Bob Sutton. Wise leaders figure out how to fix their teams and organizations; and they start by taking a long look in the mirror.

Featured Publication

Book

When Execution Isn’t Enough: Decoding Inspirational Leadership

Based on extensive research, this book shows what it takes to win the minds and hearts of the people you lead: individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

Lean Management

Article

Holding a mirror to the management system: How mature is it?

– To keep its performance improving, an enterprise must keep its management system improving, too. A regular, rigorous cycle of... assessing itself reveals actions that help make the system more mature.
Interview

Sustaining continuous improvement: Five leaders’ views

– We asked five executives with decades of experience in lean management about the most important lessons they learned in helping... their organizations sustain continuous improvement.
Article

Continuous improvement—make good management every leader’s daily habit

– Continuous improvement at scale—across a whole enterprise—requires management discipline at scale. At a few organizations,... digital innovation is helping managers make a daily habit of good discipline.
Interview

Getting better than the tools we’d been taught: Lean and people

– An auto-industry veteran describes how rededication to lean-management principles—especially to fostering leadership at... every level—led his organization to new performance breakthroughs.

Leading the C-suite

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How functional leaders become CEOs

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Time for a new gender-equality playbook

video

The CEO Interview

GE’s Jeff Immelt on evolving a corporate giant

In the final installment of our two-part interview, General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt explains what’s driving the company’s evolution, how he leads, and why he’s different from Jack Welch.

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Issue - McKinsey Quarterly

McKinsey Quarterly 2017 Number 3: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, explores how digitization will shape global industries,... discusses how to make better decisions, provides an action plan for workplace automation, and suggests ways for companies to improve HR.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Memo to the CEO: Are you the source of workplace dysfunction?

– Rudeness and bullying are rife, says Stanford professor Bob Sutton. Wise leaders figure out how to fix their teams and organizations;... and they start by taking a long look in the mirror.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Fostering dignity through work

– Business can’t only be about driving shareholder value, says Allstate CEO Tom Wilson. A company also has to be able to create... dignity through work to support its employees.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Pinpointing the global forces that drive progress

– Companies that pay close attention to the trends and shifts affecting growth and productivity can help create a new societal deal... for prosperity.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

What’s missing in leadership development?

– Only a few actions matter, and they require the CEO’s attention.
Article

Advancing lean leadership

– Transforming an organization’s performance usually means changing its culture—and that means its leaders must change how they... lead.
Article

What CEOs are reading in 2017

– Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations share which books will keep them occupied in the weeks ahead.
Survey

Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2017: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Global executives see geopolitical issues as a rising risk to growth, but they remain more buoyant than downbeat in their outlook... for both the global and domestic economies.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

High-performing teams: A timeless leadership topic

– CEOs and senior executives can employ proven techniques to create top-team performance.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s... potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.
Article

How the public sector can remain agile beyond times of crisis

– Public-sector organizations have shown they can be nimble in a crisis. Focusing on agility could help them keep pace with changing... needs during challenges—and beyond.