Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Apr 24, 2017 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
Every year, over 10,000 business books are published-and that's before you add in the hundreds of thousands of articles, blogs, and video lectures that are produced. Leaders can't possibly hope to digest it all, and writers increasingly sensationalize and spin their ideas in order to be noticed. The result? Put quite simply, the field of management thinking is in danger of losing the plot.

In this new book, Scott Keller and Mary Meaney-Senior Partners at McKinsey & Company, the world's preeminent management consultancy-cut to the chase by answering the 10 most important and timeless questions that every leader needs to answer in order to maximize the performance and health of their organization.

What's more, the authors recognize that great leaders may not have time for long-winded business books. In Leading Organizations, answers are kept to the essentials-hard facts, counter-intuitive insights, and practical steps-all presented in an accessible and highly visual format.

If there's one essential business book you should read-ever-it's this one.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I Talent and teams
9
II Decisionmaking and design
99
III Culture and change
167
Now what?
235
Acknowledgements
243
References
244
Index
255
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Scott Keller is a Senior Partner in the Southern California office of McKinsey & Company. He is a leader of the Firm's Global Organization Practice. Having grown tired of reading boring, long-winded business books, he has taken things into his own hands with this and his previous bestseller, Beyond Performance.

Mary Meaney is a Senior Partner in McKinsey & Company's Paris office, and leads the Firm's Organization Practice in Europe. Long known for her energy, optimism, and insight, she's written this book to generate the same in its readers. She has also authored numerous articles on change management and organization behavior.

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