Much as I am against the cult of the CEO, there is a lot of interest in McK’s series Leading in the 21st century.

The themes that resonated for me were:

  • The need to build corporate resilience (or its flip side, pragmatism, e.g. in getting Indian companies running during an extended power outage)
  • The impact a wrong choice of CEO can have on a company (30% either way in two years: which points to the cult having some factual basis)