What sets the world’s best CEOs apart – McKinsey & Company

Written by McKinsey & Company

Are you a great CEO, or just a good one? New research shows that the leaders who truly excel have a set of distinctive mindsets and practices.

In this episode of the Inside the Strategy Room podcast, McKinsey senior partners Carolyn Dewar and Scott Keller discuss the six dimensions that separate exceptional CEOs from the rest of the pack. In their conversation with Strategy & Corporate Finance communications director Sean Brown, they also provide guidance on how current and future leaders can join that elite group. This is an edited transcript. For more conversations on the strategy issues that matter, subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts or Google Play.

Podcast transcript

Sean Brown: Hi, I’m Sean Brown. Welcome to Inside the Strategy Room. In this episode we are talking to two partners who work day in and day out counseling chief executives. They and their colleagues recently published an article on the mindsets and practices of the best CEOs which summarizes their research and lengthy experience.

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