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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.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Debiasing the corporation: An interview with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler

– The University of Chicago professor explains how executives can battle back against biases that can affect their decision making.
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Five Fifty: The 20,000-person start-up

– How do you get incumbent companies to perform like a start-up? By rethinking organizational culture.
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The journey to an agile organization at Zalando

– Europe’s leading online fashion platform embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering... Eric Bowman.
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How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

– The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter,... including failing to create buy-in around an aspiration and forgetting to put culture first.

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The five trademarks of agile organizations

– Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.
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How to create an agile organization

– Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the... paths can vary, survey findings suggest how to start.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.
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Building a marketing organization that drives growth today

– Technologies and customer expectations have changed faster than marketing organizations. Here’s how to fix that.

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Building an engine for growth that funds itself

– You don’t have to look far to finance your growth ambitions.
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Five Fifty: Try a little weird

– Tony Hsieh, the unconventional CEO of Zappos, is not afraid to create “a little weirdness.” In fact it’s a core... value.
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Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

– McKinsey global managing partner Dominic Barton discusses how executives serious about delivering value need to spend more time... identifying their organizations’ top performers and most critical roles.
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Solving the customer-experience puzzle: A guidebook for government leaders

– It takes focus to transform public-sector agencies to serve a diverse set of customers better. A ready reference—based on... lessons from government leaders—can help.
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Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail

– Struggling to become analytics-driven? One or more of these issues is likely what’s holding your organization back.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Digging deep for organizational innovation

– Organizational simplicity. Clear accountabilities. Nimble planning processes. All characterize a scrappy oil and gas company you... may not have heard of. Learn more from its CEO.
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Transforming a bank by becoming digital to the core

– Understanding what it takes to act like a tech company requires a few key breakthroughs, as this interview with the CIO for DBS... Bank highlights.
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Build a reinvestment machine with zero-based budgeting

– When zero-based budgeting makes investing as rigorous as saving, the result is a reinvestment machine that supports growth year... after year.
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A board interview guide for prospective CEOs

– Working through these questions as they prepare to take the top job can help executives clarify their thinking.
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Advice for transitioning into the chief-executive role

– While every transition is unique, here are some pointers for executives moving into the top job.

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