TOP McKinsey articles 2017

As we all know, in the current age of “information overload”, it is very important to select carefully the sources you choose to follow.

McKinsey  – one of the best worldwide management consulting firms – is definitely a must-follow for someone interested in personal and professional development. I would like to share with you the list of TOP McKinsey articles 2017 about leadership, business strategy, organization, analytics.

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LEADERSHIP

1. What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

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

2. High-performing teams: A timeless leadership topic

CEOs and senior executives can employ proven techniques to create top-team performance. More →

3. Why effective leaders must manage up, down, and sideways

Strong team leadership isn’t enough. Research shows the importance—for business impact and career success—of also mobilizing your boss and colleagues. More →

4. Culture for a digital age

Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no longer optional. More →

5. What’s missing in leadership development?

Only a few actions matter, and they require the CEO’s attention. More →

6. Memo to the CEO: Are you the source of workplace dysfunction?

Rudeness and bullying are rife, says Stanford professor Bob Sutton. Wise leaders figure out how to fix their teams and organizations; and they start by taking a long look in the mirror. More →

7. How functional leaders become CEOs

Limited operational experience is not necessarily a barrier to the top job. Here’s what CFOs and others must do to jump to the next level. More →

8. Putting lifelong learning on the CEO agenda

In an open letter to business leaders, a Harvard Business School professor and a learning engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative present an emphatic case to make learning a corporate priority. More →

9. How technology is changing the job of the CEO

What we learned when more than 75 chief executives and board chairs gathered to share concerns and offer one another advice. More →

10. Time for a new gender-equality playbook

The old one isn’t working. We need bolder leadership and more exacting execution. More →

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BUSINESS STRATEGY

1. The case for digital reinvention

Digital technology, despite its seeming ubiquity, has only begun to penetrate industries. As it continues its advance, the implications for revenues, profits, and opportunities will be dramatic. More →

2. What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

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

3. The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress

Growth is shifting, disruption is accelerating, and societal tensions are rising. Confronting these dynamics will help you craft a better strategy, and forge a brighter future. More →

4. Competing in a world of sectors without borders

Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense in tomorrow’s ecosystems? More →

5. The six types of successful acquisitions

Companies advance myriad strategies for creating value with acquisitions—but only a handful are likely to do so. More →

6. Creating an innovation culture

Corning’s Silicon Valley technology chief shares how to stay creative over the long haul, drawing on 40 years of experience. More →

7. Five Fifty: Becoming CEO

You’ve just become the chief executive officer of a big company. Now what do you do? More->

8. A deal-making strategy for new CEOs

New CEOs typically raise the tempo of transactions at first, then the pace slows down. Is that costly? More ->

9. When to shift your digital strategy into a higher gear

There may be a premium for making early moves. More →

10. When sustainability becomes a factor in valuation

Sustainability efforts are material to investors only to the extent they affect cash flows. What matters depends on the industry. More →

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ORGANIZATION

1. Culture for a digital age

Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no longer optional. More →

2. Untangling your organization’s decision making

Any organization can improve the speed and quality of its decisions by paying more attention to what it’s deciding. More →

3. 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. More →

4. 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. More →

5. The dark side of transparency

Executives need to get smarter about when to open up and when to withhold information so they can enjoy the benefits of organizational transparency while mitigating its unintended consequences. More →

6. Finding hidden leaders

Organizations should learn to hunt, fish, and trawl for the best talent. More →

7. Organizational health: A fast track to performance improvement

Working on health works. It’s good for your people and for your bottom line. More->

8. Five Fifty: Evaluate this

Want better performance from your employees? Drop the annual review process and its ill-fitting stack-and-rank ratings approach. More →

9. Getting ready for the future of work

Artificial intelligence is poised to disrupt the workplace. What will the company of the future look like—and how will people keep up? More ->

10. The people power of transformations

A new survey suggests that for their transformations to succeed, organizations need employee buy-in at all levels, consistent communication, and better people strategies. More →

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ANALYTICS

1. How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

Companies new to the space can learn a great deal from early adopters who have invested billions into AI and are now beginning to reap a range of benefits. More →

2. Competing in a world of sectors without borders

Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense in tomorrow’s ecosystems? More →

3. How to win in the age of analytics

There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures? More →

4. Using people analytics to drive business performance: A case study

A quick-service restaurant chain with thousands of outlets around the world is using data to drive a successful turnaround, increase customer satisfaction, and grow revenues. More →

5. Artificial intelligence in business: Separating the real from the hype

The potential for AI to infuse business and value chains across various industries is greater than ever before—but where should executives start? More →

6. Capturing value from your customer data

Companies can put their information to work by teasing out novel patterns, driving productivity, and creating new solutions. More →

7. The role of expertise and judgment in a data-driven world

The Obama campaign’s former data-analytics chief explains why a healthy dose of skepticism and a clear understanding of the process behind data collection leads to stronger strategies and real impact. More →

8. Advanced analytics: Nine insights from the C-suite

Conversations with hundreds of business leaders reveal nine ways that they are—and are not—adapting to the analytics revolution. More →

9. Applying analytics in financial institutions’ fight against fraud

Using data along with other cutting-edge tools can help organizations make better decisions and step up efforts to monitor fraudulent transactions. More →

10. Fueling growth through data monetization

A new survey finds that many companies are launching data-focused businesses. But few have achieved significant financial impact, which requires the right combination of strategy, culture, and organization. More →

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