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Five Fifty: The lifecycle of a CEO

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The lifecycle of a CEO

McKinsey Quarterly Five Fifty—A CEO’s job starts out tough—and then gets tougher. Here’s advice for the early, middle, and late stages of a CEO’s tenure.

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Eight shifts that will take your strategy into high gear

– Developing a great strategy starts with changing the dynamics in your strategy room. Here’s how.

Linking talent to value

– Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization... really creates value and how top talent contributes.

The fairness factor in performance management

– Many systems are under stress because employees harbor doubts that the core elements are equitable. A few practical steps can... change that.

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.

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Games in the strategy room

– Shows how companies can unlock big strategic moves to boost their odds of success, why competing in the digital age demands an agile organization, and how to navigate advances in artificial intelligence.

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