Tag Archives: McKinsey & Co

Change the Leader or Change the Leader?

“I’ve got enough change management.  What I’m looking for is change leadership!” ~a frustrated CEO. One of the most frequent questions I am asked by Board Chairmen is “when is the right time to change the CEO?”  Usually this is … Continue reading

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What’s Your Corporate Culture Like?

Culture cannot be manufactured. It has to be genuinely nurtured by everyone from the CEO down. Ignoring the health of your culture is like letting aquarium water go foul.       ~ Shaun Parr Culture assessments and corporate culture … Continue reading

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“Is Strategy Killing Your Business?” guest blog by Christiane Wuillamie

There is no strategy without execution,and there is no execution without leadership. Strategies are meant to carry companies onwards and upwards to lofty performance and competitive advantage.  Sadly, in the majority of firms, big and small, strategies are rarely delivered … Continue reading

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McKinsey misses the point, again . .

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  ~Phil Donahue Another McKinsey Quarterly came across my computer screen the other day and it seems to me that the great analytical and analysis skills of McKinsey&Co completely miss the point, … Continue reading

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A New 80 – 20 Rule

In 1906 an Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto called attention to the fact that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population, but it was Joseph Juran, the influential quality evangelist who called it a “universal … Continue reading

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Not McKinsey again . . . Upwards Feedback

A while back I wrote a blog about how it seems to me that McKinsey&Co. is becoming more of a publishing house than a value-add consulting firm.  Well, recently I received another article from the McKinsey Quarterly, this one titled  “Top … Continue reading

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A McKinsey survey I’d like to see . . .

As I wrote in an earlier blog posting, it seems to me like McKinsey & Co. is morphing into a publishing and survey company.  Nearly every other day I get an email and a new McKinsey article based on their … Continue reading

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