McKinsey senior partners Scott Keller and Mary Meaney examined 20 years of queries to their firm and went through Harvard Business Review articles since 1976 to identify the most important, most queried about and most written about management topics in that time span. They found “ten timeless truths,” phrased more often as “ten timeless topics,” about leadership and management practices and compiled them in a well-illustrated, well-referenced manual. Their condensation of hundreds of books, articles and queries on business wisdom into about 200 pages and 10 topics will excite any busy leader. While this is a broad overview, not profound, detailed guidance, you will gain a smart introduction to the most important tasks for any leader. Even if the authors only spark your further reading and research, their 10 overviews – including concrete, applicable steps and, in most areas, illustrated case studies – provide a great place to start, especially if you’re new to leadership.
About the Authors
Scott Keller, in California, and Mary Meaney, in Paris, France, are senior partners at McKinsey & Company and consult with business leaders around the world.