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A CEO’s guide to excellence

Abstract:


March 12, 2022What if the world’s highest-performing CEOs held a master class on what it takes to succeed in the most senior corporate role? That’s what three McKinsey senior partners set out to deliver by conducting frank, in-depth interviews with 67 of the world’s best CEOs—including Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Reed Hastings (Netflix), and Mary Barra (GM). The result? CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest, out from Simon & Schuster on March 15, 2022. Check out these insights from the authors of the #CEOExcellenceBook, and dive deeper into the mindsets that set apart the best leaders.


About the book:


What if the world’s highest-performing CEOs held a master class to share the skills and practices that have driven their success over the years?


McKinsey & Company led a research effort to identify those CEOs whose companies grew demonstrably healthier during their tenures, looking across more than 20 years’ worth of data on 7,800 CEOs from 3,500 public companies across 70 countries and 24 industries to further identify those whose actions have led to breakaway success. Three McKinsey senior partners then conducted detailed interviews with a representative sample of 67 high-performing CEOs and synthesized their findings in their new book, CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest.




The book presents a unique opportunity to understand the research findings, listen in on those conversations, and understand the six mindsets that helped top chief executives deliver extraordinary impact. Read what these leaders, among others, had to say: Mary Barra (GM), Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Nestlé), Ken Chenault (American Express), Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase), Herbert Hainer (Adidas), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Marillyn Hewson (Lockheed Martin), Kaz Hirai (Sony), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), and Peter Voser (Shell).


Author Talks: What separates the best CEO's from the rest?


Three McKinsey senior partners looked across more than 20 years’ worth of data on 7,800 CEOs from 3,500 public companies across 70 countries and 24 industries to identify the mindsets that helped top chief executives deliver extraordinary impact.



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David James Connolly

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