The two authors, both consultants with McKinsey, took stock of the most common questions they are asked by their clients in the areas of human capital, organization design, transformational change, and merger management. Containing the latest thinking on the most effective answers to those questions, this book offers leaders and senior managers support of their efforts to harness the full potential of their organizations.
This new book offers an accessible and practical new framework for addressing some of the most common issues facing leaders and senior managers today. Leading Organizations is anchored in a series of essays or short chapters using graphics, bullet points, and examples to illustrate the key messages and ensure a highly visual exploration of organizational design and management.
"Senior executives should greet this book with joy and gratitude. Meticulous analysis reveals that the ten most important management topics today are as they have always been. So first you learn what most needs to be done – and then the time-tested ways to make it happen." - Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO WPP
"The book is an accessible, digestible and valuable contribution to business leadership built on the bedrock of tried and tested experience in managing challenge and change." - Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc
"Leading Organizations contains extraordinary insight, powerful ideas and practical guidance. It has something for everyone, whether you are just setting out or an experienced leader – a must-read." - Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry
"[Keller and Meaney] zero in on the essentials . . . digging into the few key lessons that matter most. I find Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths to be a lovely example of profound simplicity." - Robert I. Sutton, Professor of Management Science at Stanford Engineering School, and bestselling author
"Keller and Meaney''s Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths reveals clear, real-world actions on how to tackle the issues that leaders of every organization face. The topics addressed are truly timeless - making it a vital read for start-ups and mature organizations alike." - Peter Ma, Chairman, Ping An Insurance Company of China
"Leading Organizations is straight to the point, counter-intuitive, pragmatic and – above all – impact-focused." - Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim
"An A-Z guide for leaders covering everything from talent and teams to design and decision-making to culture and change - mandatory reading for anyone who aspires to be a great leader of organizations." - Herman Gref, CEO of Sberbank, Russia
"No one has time to read long-winded business books or is too impatient to do so, but this one is different. Not an endless prose, its content is both practical and refreshing. Simply essential reading for any leader." - Dan Vasella, former Chairman and CEO of Novartis
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.