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Our global banking review: Time for some bold late-cycle moves

November 8, 2019 – Growth has been slowing. Yield curves are flattening. A downturn is on the horizon, and now, a decade from the financial crisis, global banks are taking stock. At least, they better be.

What makes a stellar CEO? We mined our database to find out

November 1, 2019 – How do excellent leaders think and act? There’s a lot out there on this topic, but not... much of it is terribly actionable. That’s why McKinsey’s latest research aims to codify practical, data-supported prescriptions for leaders.

European data privacy: Is your company ready?

October 25, 2019 – Europe’s data-privacy regulations, known as the “right to be forgotten,” are... poised to reshape the rules protecting Europeans’ online data in ways companies should be thinking about now.

Women in the Workplace: New research on the ‘broken rung’

October 18, 2019 – Climbing the corporate ladder doesn’t work when there’s a broken rung. That’s... the message behind McKinsey and Lean In’s fifth annual report, Women in the Workplace 2019.

How to bridge the gap between artificial and human intelligence

October 11, 2019 – A new McKinsey Global Survey details the strategies and cultural changes that high-performing... companies are deploying to stay on top as competition creeps in. But there are still many cases where companies are falling behind, especially when it comes to scaling AI.

How resilient are telcos? The last downturn was a guide

October 4, 2019 – It’s been a decade since the last financial downturn, and while few want to utter the “R”... word out loud, telecom executives are asking themselves today how they can prepare for the uncertainty of tomorrow.

Happy taxpayers? With better customer service, it’s possible

September 27, 2019 – When was the last time your interaction with a government agency was so delightful you had... to tell all your friends about it? It’s a sad truth that negative moments tend to linger longer than positive ones: we remember the interminable lines at the post office but never give a thought to all the mail that has arrived on time.

Five ways to push sustainability forward

September 20, 2019 – In the lead-up to the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit next week, we look at how... businesses should be thinking about climate change and the actions they need to take now. What’s working, what’s not, and where are the opportunities for growth, innovation, and resilience?

Your company’s transformation: This time it’s personal

September 13, 2019 – If you’re looking to make big changes at your company, there’s no polite way to... say it: you’re a lot more likely to fail than to succeed. Whatever the undertaking—digitization, reskilling staff, transforming operational processes, or integrating recently acquired companies—pitfalls abound.

How to solve the M&A mystery

September 6, 2019 – “There’s often a sense of mysticism about M&A,” says Michael Carr. As... the coleader of global mergers and acquisitions for Goldman Sachs, he would know. Still, it’s possible to penetrate the muzzy aura enveloping corporate deal making without breaking out the Ouija board.

Wealth inequality in the US: A path forward

August 16, 2019 – Income inequality is hardly new, though it has reemerged as a social and political flash point... in recent years, signaling growing public discontent. But what the term encompasses, how it’s evolving, and how to address it can be harder to articulate.

China and the world: Is the engagement on or off?

August 9, 2019 – Statistics show that China’s economic engine is cooling down. Yet the country is still firing... up one of the fastest rates of economic growth in the world. For instance, this year China will add the equivalent of the entire Australian economy to its GDP.
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