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The innovation commitment

To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale.
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Why isn’t your transformation showing up in the bottom line?

– The success rates of large change programs vary widely. Finance teams can make a big difference in the outcome of these initiatives... by articulating and validating the link between transformation efforts and long-term value.
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Five ways that ESG creates value

– Getting your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) proposition right links to higher value creation. Here’s why.
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The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs

– The CEO’s job is as difficult as it is important. Here is a guide to how the best CEOs think and act.
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Why your next transformation should be ‘all in’

– Increase the odds of a successful business transformation by going “all in”—combining five big moves to improve your company’s... performance and portfolio.

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Beat the odds with a bold business strategy

Learn what it takes to unlock the big moves that really matter for exceptional performance.

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Interviews and conversations with our partners on how senior management thinks about strategy and how they confront their most pressing challenges.

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Measuring your strategy’s odds of success

– The authors of Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick explain how big data can help managers set bold aspirations and overcome... organizational inertia.
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Reinventing the CFO for the digital age

– Digitization raises the demands on CFOs, along with the scale and influence of the role. How should finance chiefs reinvent?
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Framing reinvention: What disruptive change means for business, society, and you

– Global managing partner Kevin Sneader reflects on the challenges and opportunities that disruptive change presents for business... leaders and society.
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Resilience and value: A CFO tool kit for withstanding shocks

– New research has identified a set of capabilities that allow an organization to repeatedly bounce back from setbacks or adapt... quickly to new trends. CFOs are supremely well placed to ensure that these “resilience assets” are in place.

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Fresh takes on strategic growth and the latest trends in business.

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Business resilience

In the face of a crisis or economic slowdown, resilient organizations ride out uncertainty instead of being overpowered by it.
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Bias Busters Collection

It happens to the best of us. We don’t realize that some of our decisions are affected by cognitive and organizational biases.... Here are some of the most common of those biases and ways you can address them.
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McKinsey on Finance, Number 72

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy

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Realizing M&A value creation in US banking and fintech: Nine steps for success

– Successful bank acquirers of other banks and fintechs invest time and resources to build an end-to-end M&A approach, including... deep understanding of how M&A serves their overall strategy.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Boosting the accessibility of workplace reskilling

– How can we ensure that everyone has the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century? Three experts sketch out a vision.
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Measuring your strategy’s odds of success

– The authors of Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick explain how big data can help managers set bold aspirations and overcome... organizational inertia.
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Practice makes perfect: What sets programmatic acquirers apart

– While there is no shortcut to outperformance in deal making, a new survey finds that expert acquirers take a different approach... to strategy, deal execution, and integration.
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Bias busters: Avoiding snap judgments

– When making important business decisions, its critical... to put first impressions aside and explore the facts.
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‘Don’t be the villain’: Niall Ferguson looks forward and back at capitalism in crisis

– The roots of discontent with global capitalism run deep, according to the historian. By looking back, business leaders can get... a clearer view of what’s coming.
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A primer in resilience: Maximizing value beyond earnings

– Empowering the finance organization to take decisive action to strengthen the balance sheet is critical to achieving organizational... resilience.
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The next wave of consumer M&A: Executing for value

– New research on recent mergers shows that leading companies follow disciplined playbooks to extract maximum value.
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The next wave of consumer M&A: Searching for growth

– M&A has become more difficult of late. Consumer-goods companies need to rediscover why acquisitions succeed.
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The role of strategy in a transformation: A conversation with Kevin Laczkowski

– A holistic approach to transformation ensures that a company is positioning itself for long-term success.
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Rethinking the renewable strategy for an age of global competition

– Renewable-based power generation is rising. As the market evolves, what will it take to succeed, and what kinds of players will... win?
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