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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 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

CEO Succession 2011: The New CEO’s First Year

Big companies are once again appointing new chief executives in greater numbers, Booz & Company’s annual study finds. Here’s a close look at the incoming class, and some advice from veterans on how they can best navigate their crucial first year.
May 24, 2012  - by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson and Gary L. Neilson

Navigating the First Year: Advice from 18 Chief Executives

CEOs who took part in Booz & Company’s 2011 study of CEO turnover share their thoughts about the difficulties they faced, the successes they achieved, and what, in retrospect, they might have done differently in their first year on the job.
May 24, 2012  - by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson and Gary L. Neilson

Diagnosing Your Top Team’s Span of Control

What is the right number of direct reports for any incoming C-level executive? A new diagnostic tool can provide the answer, based on each leader’s situation and strategy.
April 9, 2012  - by Gary L. Neilson

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