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Five Fifty: Try a little weird

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Try a little weird

McKinsey Quarterly Five Fifty—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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Booming cities, unintended consequences

– Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities and their most vulnerable residents.

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.

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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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