Leadership

Maximizing the effectiveness of leaders in an environment of increasing uncertainty and complexity.
Podcast

How leading CEOs manage their middle tenures

– Five principles are useful in guiding CEOs in their third, fourth, and fifth years on the job.
Article

Leading agile transformation: The new capabilities leaders need to build 21st-century organizations

– To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform... themselves, their teams, and the organization.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The agile manager

– Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?
Podcast

Inside the strategy room: One CEO’s approach

– Deanna Mulligan, president and CEO of Guardian Life Insurance, reflects on how she approaches strategy planning in an industry... with strong headwinds.
Article

Equipping leaders for merger integration success

– Leadership capability building is crucial during mergers. Tailoring a program for three cohorts of integration leaders can make... a big difference.

Featured Publications

Compendium

The Board Perspective - Number 2

Download our collection of McKinsey insights focusing on boards of directors.
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.

CEO Briefings

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A CEO action plan for workplace automation

– Senior executives need to understand the tactical as well as strategic opportunities, redesign their organizations, and commit... to helping shape the debate about the future of work.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO guide to boards

– Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

A CEO’s guide to gender equality

– The case for gender equality is strong. Why is progress so slow?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO’s guide to competing through HR

– Technological tools provide a new opportunity for the function to reach its potential and drive real business value.

Leading the C-suite

Article

Successfully transitioning to new leadership roles

– Leadership transition is more common and important than ever. By focusing on five basic dimensions of leadership, new leaders... can succeed spectacularly.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Will artificial intelligence make you a better leader?

– Agile leadership and AI both depend on learning to let go.
Podcast

Leading for the long term

– Successful CEOs combine winning strategies with compelling stories and constructive engagement with shareholders.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Leading with inner agility

– Disruptive times call for transformational leaders with a knack for addressing complex problems. To navigate effectively, we must... learn to let go—and become more complex ourselves.

video

Why agility at Zalando?

Europe’s largest online fashion retailer embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering Eric Bowman.

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