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Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era

To enable continuous learning, leaders will need to think and act differently.

Boosting the accessibility of workplace reskilling

– How can we ensure that everyone has the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century? Three experts sketch out a vision.

Five ways that ESG creates value

– Getting your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) proposition right links to higher value creation. Here’s why.

Answering society’s call: A new leadership imperative

– How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice?

‘Don’t be the villain’: Niall Ferguson looks forward and back at capitalism in crisis

– The roots of discontent with global capitalism run deep, according to the historian. By looking back, business leaders can get... a clearer view of what’s coming.

The innovation commitment

– To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale.

Digital transformation: Improving the odds of success

– Most digital transformations don’t yield the benefits that leaders expect. New research shows that five practices maximize... the chance of extraordinary outcomes.

The numbers behind successful transformations

– Crunching the numbers on transformations suggests good news for companies that go broad, move fast and renew often, prioritize... health, and keep stretching their aspirations.

Why your next transformation should be ‘all in’

– Increase the odds of a successful business transformation by going “all in”—combining five big moves to improve your company’s... performance and portfolio.

Interviews

How the British Army’s operations went agile

Military commanders have had to change the way they operate in the field. Corporate executives should take note.

Speak softly, make tough decisions: An interview with Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang

– The chairman and CEO of China’s e-commerce giant describes Alibaba’s approach to innovation and how he balances analytics... and instinct to push himself to spot hidden opportunities.

All in: From recovery to agility at Spark New Zealand

– Three members of the telco’s top team describe the challenges and rewards of implementing agile rapidly—and the power... of a “no plan B” approach to change.

Compound growth at MilliporeSigma

– CEO Udit Batra describes what it took to fuse two vibrant R&D organizations, as well as the business value realized from their... integration.

Featured research

Redefining the power industry

Quick takes on the pressures posed by climate change—and potential responses.

Bias busters: Avoiding snap judgments

– When making important business decisions, its critical... to put first impressions aside and explore the facts.

Automation and economic disparity: A new challenge for CEOs

– The automation age could widen economic disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, thus affecting where... companies hire, invest, and locate.

Bias busters: Getting both sides of the story

– How can the CEO break employees’ silence and get the critical input needed to make the right strategic moves?

Industry dynamics

Learning from digital threats

Incumbent companies are finding they have strong hands to play as competition intensifies. .

Booming cities, unintended consequences

– Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities... and their most vulnerable residents.

AI’s growing impact

– Smart machines are giving storytellers and risk managers alike a helping hand.

Five Fifty: The industry effect

– What’s the single biggest determinant of how your company performs relative to others? The industry you compete in.

Podcasts

Matching talent to value

The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top. Getting the right people in these critical seats can turbocharge performance.

Getting beyond gridlock in cities

– With more than half the world’s population living in cities, congestion and pollution are worsening. Technology may hold... the solution—but only if city governments and companies collaborate.

Preparing for and managing through a downturn

– As talk of an impending economic downturn takes hold in the business world, executives can take thoughtful steps to help their... companies better weather the storm.

What makes an organization ‘healthy’?

– In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey... partners Rajesh Krishnan and Brooke Weddle about the ins and outs of organizational health.

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