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Gary L. Neilson

Gary L. Neilson is a senior partner with Strategy& based in Chicago. He focuses on operating models and organizational transformation.

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The Decline of the COO

Is it time to add chief operating officers to the list of endangered species?
May 4, 2015  - by Gary L. Neilson

The $112 Billion CEO Succession Problem

Poor planning for changes in leadership costs companies dearly. Getting it right is worth more than you might think. See also “CEO Succession: Why It Pays to Have a Plan.”
May 4, 2015  - by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson

10 Principles of Organization Design

These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organization to fit your business strategy.
March 23, 2015  - by Gary L. Neilson, Jaime Estupiñán, and Bhushan Sethi

The 10 Principles of Organizational DNA

Based on 10 years of organizational design (“organizational DNA”) research and 220,000 diagnostic surveys, here’s what we’ve learned about building high-performance companies.
October 27, 2014  - by Jaime Estupiñán and Gary L. Neilson

The Lives and Times of the CEO

From 100 years back to a quarter century ahead, the evolution of the chief executive officer.
May 30, 2014  - by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson

How to Design a Winning Company

The eight components of your organizational genome hold the secret to unleashing superior performance.
August 27, 2013  - by Ashok Divakaran, Gary L. Neilson, and Jaya Pandrangi

Is Your Organization Passive-Aggressive?

Here are the symptoms to watch out for and what to do if you find them.
August 16, 2013  - by GiRim Sung and Gary L. Neilson

Portrait of the Incoming Class

The newest CEOs have neither the diversity nor the global backgrounds that you might expect.
May 28, 2013  - by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson

“It’s Time for a Change”

CEO turnover is trending high, but in a more planned and stable manner.
May 28, 2013  - by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson

Captains in Disruption

Even when facing a crisis, some CEOs know how to anticipate the worst, plan a response, and navigate to advantage. You can do the same.
May 28, 2013  - by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson

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