Leadership

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

Leadership beyond the C-suite

– In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey senior partner Claudio Feser and associate partner Nicolai Nielsen about the research in their new book, Leadership at Scale: Better Leadership, Better Results.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Leadership lessons from Africa’s trailblazers

– How five leaders are seizing opportunities and overcoming challenges to build successful organizations in—and a brighter... future for—the nations of Africa.
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.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Agility at the top

– Want a more agile company? Become a more agile leader.
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.

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

Book Excerpt - McKinsey Quarterly

An agenda for the talent-first CEO

– In tumultuous times, a company’s talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization... that truly unleashes its human capital?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

– We assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for leadership transitions emerged.
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

A CEO’s guide to gender equality

– The case for gender equality is strong. Why is progress so slow?

Leading the C-suite

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.
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.

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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