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Wanted: 3,732 Women to Govern Corporate America

March 21st, 2019

A new California law requires most companies in the state to have at least one woman on their boards of directors by the end of this year. By the end of 2021, they’ll need three.

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What Makes a CEO Exceptional?

April 18th, 2017

We assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for leadership transitions emerged. New CEOs face enormous challenges as they start assembling a management team and setting a strategic direction in today’s

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Board Evaluations and Board Dynamics

March 16th, 2017

The New York Stock Exchange requires that the boards of all publicly traded corporations “conduct a self-evaluation at least annually to determine whether it and its committees are functioning effectively. The purpose of this exercise is to ensure

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The Internet of Things

Mapping the value beyond the hype

June 1st, 2015

The Internet of Things—digitizing the physical world—has received enormous attention. In this research, the McKinsey Global Institute set out to look beyond the hype to understand exactly how IoT technology can create real economic value. Our central

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Decoding leadership

What really matters

January 1st, 2015

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. Telling CEOs these days that leadership drives performance is a bit like saying that oxygen is necessary to breathe. Over 90 percent of CEOs