Leadership mindsets

Interviews about responding to the crisis, plus recent webinars and podcasts with McKinsey experts in a range of disciplines.

Featured Content

Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How wellbeing improves performance: An interview with Annastiina Hintsa

– The CEO of Hintsa Performance argues that wellbeing is the foundation of sustainable high performance—not a reward for it.

Leading voices on the pandemic

Ten leaders offer insights about navigating the COVID-19 crisis.

Interviews

Lessons from global leaders

Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Nextdoor’s CEO on supporting communities through COVID-19

– The neighborhood app aims to create ‘strong weak ties’ during the crisis that help its neighbors persevere.
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Indonesia’s Traveloka finds strength in local markets amid the pandemic

– Traveloka president Henry Hendrawan discusses how the online travel unicorn has rebounded by helping travelers in Southeast Asia find—and finance—fun close to home.
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Growth and prosperity: A conversation with economist Dambisa Moyo

– From stronger public- and private-sector collaborations to broader corporate-board intentions, the time for stakeholder capitalism may be upon us.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Speeding up to become even more consumer-obsessed: An interview with GSK’s Keith Choy

– The leader of GlaxoSmithKline’s Asia–Pacific Consumer Healthcare group describes how his organization is speeding up to serve consumers, despite the heightened uncertainty of COVID-19.
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‘Prepare for the marathon and be ready for the course to change’: An interview with the Boston Logan Airport CEO

– Massachusetts Port Authority CEO Lisa Wieland discusses why the contactless passenger journey is here to stay and how she’s building agility and flexibility for her organization.
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The future of payments is frictionless—now more than ever

– Amrita Ahuja, the CFO of Square, explains how the company’s payment platform and services have helped small enterprises stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Tackling the impact of COVID-19: A talk with the UN’s Sir Mark Lowcock

– Perspectives from the United Nations on the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.
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An interview with Vyaire Medical CEO Gaurav Agarwal

– “What I love about medical devices is this enormous capability to deliver a better way of healthcare to so many people across the world.”
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Software and the next normal: A talk with Workday’s cofounder and co-CEO

– Aneel Bhusri discusses serving customers as the COVID-19 crisis began, the limitations of remote work, data’s importance for employee diversity, and why companies need to have souls.
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Building a healthcare ecosystem in India: A conversation with Shobana Kamineni

– The COVID-19 pandemic led to public-private partnerships that reflect the evolving nature of healthcare.

Webinars

Learning sessions with McKinsey experts

Webinar

The future of business: 2021 and beyond

– As companies continue to navigate the health-related and economic difficulties of the COVID-19 crisis, leaders worldwide can expect eight key forces to shape business in the future.
Webinar

Purpose vs PR: how business can find meaning in the COVID-19 era

– Organizational purpose must go beyond lip service to being authentic and embedded in a company’s DNA.
Webinar

Tomorrow’s teams today: Building capabilities needed to transform individuals, teams, and your organization

– Find out how the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the way we learn and what it takes for organizations to accelerate and make a sustained impact by cultivating new capabilities and learning mindsets.
Webinar

The secrets to transformation success

– Research shows that most transformations fail. And yet, as organizations adapt to the next normal, many CEOs will launch transformations in the coming months. Learn how some organizations have beaten the odds and achieved long-term transformational success.

PODCASTS

Listen on the go

Podcast

Grief, loss, burnout: Talking about complex feelings at work

– Leaders have always navigated emotional dynamics in the workplace—but not at the scale and intensity unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how to map this shifting terrain.
Podcast

COVID-19 and behavioral health: Consequences for companies and employees

– The pandemic is exacerbating the US behavioral-health crisis, with stress, social isolation, and unemployment fueling up to $140 billion in added spending. A holistic approach to healthcare can help.
Podcast

Today’s skills, tomorrow’s jobs: How will your team fare in the future of work?

– Automation will leave few roles untouched—and not everyone will be reskilled or redeployed successfully. Here’s what leaders can do now to give their talent, and their organizations, the best opportunity to thrive in an uncertain future.
Podcast

In conversation: The CEO moment

– Corporate leaders are changing how they do their jobs in ways that may permanently transform the CEO role.
Podcasts

Asia podcasts collection

Our library of podcasts on how governments, businesses, and other leaders in Asia have responded to the COVID crisis and other challenges in the region.

Insights

Article

Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company

– To better organize for a postpandemic future, leaders should embrace nine imperatives that collectively explain who we are as an organization, how we operate, and how we grow.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Purpose, not platitudes: A personal challenge for top executives

– To harness the power of corporate purpose, CEOs and other senior executives must pressure-test that purpose with their teams, employees—and themselves.
Article

Overcoming pandemic fatigue: How to reenergize organizations for the long run

– Leaders must actively manage the energy of their workforces, cultivate the quality of employee relationships, and demonstrate a capacity for resilience to recharge their organizations during crises.
Article

When nothing is normal: Managing in extreme uncertainty

– In this uniquely severe global crisis, leaders need new operating models to respond quickly to the rapidly shifting environment and sustain their organizations through the trials ahead.
Report

How executives can help sustain value creation for the long term

– Companies create more shareholder value when executives and directors concentrate on long-term results. A new report highlights behaviors that allow them to maintain a long-term orientation.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Your organization is grieving—here’s how you can help

– Responsive leaders need to bring the mourning process forward in their organizational culture—and in their own leadership approach.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Six problem-solving mindsets for very uncertain times

– Even the most inscrutable problems have solutions—or better outcomes than have been reached so far. Here’s how the best problem solvers crack the code.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The hidden perils of unresolved grief

– The pandemic is fueling a wave of grief and loss that threatens to derail leaders and hurt organizations. Yet when addressed, grief can be a creative force that turns loss into inspiration.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Igniting individual purpose in times of crisis

– Creating strong links to an individual purpose benefits individuals and companies alike—and could be vital in managing the postpandemic uncertainties that lie ahead.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Leading with purpose and humanity: A conversation with Hubert Joly

– Best Buy’s former chairman and CEO reflects on a business’s reason for being by defining it around purpose and humanity, the link to competitive advantage, and managing shareholders and stakeholders during a crisis and beyond.
Article

The toughest leadership test

– CEO microhabits can help leaders seize the moment, stay ahead, and take care of themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Article

Lessons from the military for COVID-time leadership

– “Mission command” and other military principles can guide policy makers and business leaders thrust into crisis.

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