Leadership At Scale

Leadership At Scale : Better leadership, better results (The groundbreaking new book from experts at McKinsey, the world's number one leadership factory)

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Traditional approaches to leadership development focus on a small number of individuals at the top. However, in today's world of constant change and decentralized decision-making, organizations need effective leaders at all levels of their organizations. That requires a much broader and deeper pool of leadership talent, and most organizations fall far short of what they need.

Leadership at Scale defines a new approach. In it, top experts at McKinsey, the world's number one leadership factory, expose the secrets of how to drive leadership development that reaches the entire organization, adapts to diverse contexts and achieves impact at scale. Grounded in extensive research and the global experience of +25 leadership experts and illustrated with a fictional step-by-step case with numerous real-life examples, this book provides leaders with the systematic and fact-based approach they need to unlock organizational performance through leadership effectiveness.
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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 168 x 239 x 36mm | 625g
  • Nicholas Brealey International
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473684188
  • 9781473684188
  • 420,994

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An organization with better leaders will invariably have better results. This practical guide shows you how to develop your leaders by focusing on what drives performance and on what people can learn easily and quickly on the job. The authors show how this approach can work for many leaders right across your organization
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At a time of technology-driven change, the need to inspire, engage and tap into the creativity of employees demands better leaders. This book sets out how that can happen -- Kevin Sneader, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company Large-scale organizations present particular challenges. At the NHS, Europe's largest employer, all 1.3m staff are potential leaders. This deeply-researched book shows how to work at scale, to simplify, concentrate and sustain leadership development for large organizations: it tells us who to develop and why, how and for how long, and in what ways. As a practical guide it is invaluable -- Professor Nicki Latham, former COO Health Education England (NHS), responsible for the NHS Leadership Academy Leadership at Scale provides a clear methodology for increasing leadership effectiveness across an organization, not only for the top leaders, but for all employees. A key resource for leaders who need to prepare their organizations to master the challenges ahead -- Joe Jimenez, Board Director, Procter & Gamble and General Motors An organization with better leaders will invariably have better results. This practical guide shows you how to develop your leaders by focusing on what drives performance and on what people can learn easily and quickly on the job. The authors show how this approach can work for many leaders right across your organization -- Stuart Rose (Lord Rose), Chairman, Ocado PLC A first class template demonstrating how to use superior leadership to drive performance in large organizations -- Paul Myners (Lord Myners), former FTSE100 Chair and Treasury Minister A strong cadre of leaders is essential for firms to thrive in today's complex and fast changing environment. This academically thorough, yet practical book shows how to build such a cadre of a leaders -- Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding Transformation means changing at scale starting with leaders. Our organization - like many - has limited resources and this book really showed me how we could use time and money effectively to create better leaders everywhere that counts -- Andrea Clemente, HR Latin America Whirlpool Corporation There are hundreds of magic recipes in the market about the "most important attributes of great leaders", but most of them provide only limited help to translating these lessons into concrete leadership growth programmes across the whole organisation. This book is very different. It integrates the teaching on very thoroughly researched, highly practical and wide-ranging leadership development approaches with a fictitious implementation story, which stays entertaining until the very end -- Bernd Uhe, Global Head of Human Resources, Pictet Group I find this book very illuminating. It is one of the best pieces I read about leadership since Leadership at Scale is a unique blend of cutting edge, field-tested research on developing the right leadership at scale, and a roadmap to make it happen in practice. The book is both: a state-of-the-art reference for the different research findings on Leadership and a practical handbook of how to make sustainable and lasting change happen. It has everything for firms and their leaders to cope with today's increasingly complex, volatile and hence challenging world -- Bruno Pfister, Chairman of Rothschild Bank AG Most leadership development programs disappoint or are being canceled to generate quick savings, leaving many organizations short of capable leaders. Yet, building leaders is one of the key priorities for organizations in today's dynamic and complex environment. This book shows how firms can develop a leadership culture that can help them thrive and prosper -- Daniel Vasella, M.D., Chairman and CEO Emeritus Novartis AG Building the bench of leaders necessary to lead corporations in today's world is a key CEO priority. The task is hard and complex. Leadership at Scale shows how. It is academically thorough, comprehensive, and practical. An invaluable resource for company leaders -- Gitte P. Aabo, President & Chief Executive Officer, LEO Pharma A/S Many leadership programs focus on developing a few individuals. However - given the dynamic environment - firms need to be able to build more leaders and faster. This book is unique in that it compellingly answers the question of how large firms can build leaders at scale -- Graham Ward, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD Business School Today many organizations are trying to simplify and become more dynamic. However, decentralizing decision power and engaging all members of large organizations requires building more and stronger leaders. Leadership at Scale is a practical guide to do so -- Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group The core principles outlined in this book are relevant for all organizations, regardless of size, industry or strategy. In a more and more digitized world this book should be required reading in particular for young leaders -- Rolf Doerig, Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Life Group and Adecco While there are many books about individual leadership development, the new focus here is on improving leadership effectiveness across a whole organization, based on your specific context and strategy. This book will show you a theoretical sound but still pragmatic way to improved leadership effectiveness -- Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Gutzwiller, Partner, GW Partners AG, and Professor in Corporate and Leadership Development at the University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management This book shows you both WHAT skills really matter to organizational performance depending on your context, and HOW to create lasting leadership change across the organization. A practical and thoughtful book that addresses very well the multidimensional aspects of leadership -- Joerg Reinhardt, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors, Novartis AG Leadership is our most valuable resource to drive positive change in business and society. Leadership at Scale is a comprehensive, academically thorough, and yet practical guide on increasing leadership effectiveness across a large organization, not only for the top leaders, but for all employees. I look forward to applying the principles in our organization -- Vasant Narasimhan, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Novartis AG To institutionalize themselves organizations need a leadership culture. This book shows compellingly and practically how to do it. A worthwhile read! -- Nicolas Pictet, Senior Partner, Pictet Group
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About Claudio Feser

Claudio Feser is a Senior Partner and one of the founders of McKinsey's Leadership Development practice. Claudio has been in the Firm for 25 years and has published several leadership books, including Serial Innovators, When Execution Isn't Enough, and Growing Leaders. Michael Rennie is a former Senior Partner and Global Head of McKinsey's Organization Practice. Michael was at the Firm for over 30 years and pioneered McKinsey's approach to culture change more than 20 years ago. He has published The Performance Culture Imperative. Nicolai Chen Nielsen is an Associate Partner with McKinsey Academy, and has been with the Firm for 7 years. Nicolai leads McKinsey's latest research on leadership development at scale, and has designed and delivered leadership development programs in the public and private sectors globally.
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