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Alexander DiLeonardo

Partner, Miami
Advises executives across industries on organization transformation; coleads our portfolio of digital and analytics tools to accelerate impact on talent, operating model, culture, and change management topics

About Alexander

Alexander serves an array of clients on their most pressing organization challenges including optimizing culture, talent strategy, and operating model design; fostering inclusion and diversity; and leading large-scale transformation efforts.

With extensive experience and a passion for taking multi-disciplinary approaches, Alexander applies digital tools, advanced analytics, design thinking, and behavioral psychology to uncover new solutions for clients and the firm.

Alexander helped launch McKinsey’s people analytics work and currently leads its suite of culture and change capabilities. These capabilities include the Organizational Health Index and Inspire Individuals, which personalizes change-management initiatives. In this context, Alexander regularly participates in and helps lead McKinsey’s research on performance drivers at the individual level, including key skill shifts brought on by automation and the Future of Work as well as psychological barriers to change.

Examples of Alexander’s recent client work include the following:

  • supporting an enterprise-wide, growth-focused transformation for a global logistics organization; the effort drove increased revenue, stronger earnings, and a ten percent boost in organizational efficiency
  • helping a biotech company develop a strategic workforce planning capability to support rapid growth, enabling the achievement of multi-year drug-pipeline and revenue targets
  • installing an innovation and growth business unit at a global consumer goods company, creating a strategic HR function to capture hard-to-reach talent and doubling the size of the business
  • deploying a customized coaching app to support the workforce at a multinational manufacturing organization, resulting in greater productivity and cost improvements within three months
  • redesigning the talent system for a distributed sales organization to improve sourcing, selection, learning and development, and performance management, resulting in a 30 percent increase in front-line revenue

Alexander began his McKinsey career in the New York office and then worked in London. He moved to Miami in 2021.

In addition to his consulting work, Alexander is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Published Work

Build your organizational identity,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Are you building employee capabilities across these four critical areas?,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, January 2021

"Shifts leaders are making to build their organization’s identity from the bottom-up," blog entry, McKinsey & Company, December 2020

When one size doesn’t fit all: How to make change personal,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Establish a performance culture as your ‘secret sauce’,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, July 2020

How organizations can build healthy employee habits,” blog entry, July 2020

The mass personalization of change: Large-scale impact, one individual at a time,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Personalizing change management in the smartphone era,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2020

Inspiring individuals is the new competitive advantage,” blog entry, March 2020

Nudge, don’t nag,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Do your employees struggle with these three common roadblocks?,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Maximize the lifetime value of your sales force,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

Using people analytics to drive business performance: A case study,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

People analytics reveals three things HR may be getting wrong,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2016


Carnegie Mellon University
MS, public policy
BS, business administration