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The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies and society. Will they build on this unique moment, or return to the ways of the past?

Rewriting the playbook: How Union Pacific is conducting business during the pandemic

– The chairman and CEO of a railroad heavyweight reflects on what keeps him going, how past challenges have prepared him for today’s,... and how his leadership approach has changed during the pandemic.

How Asia’s largest pharma is leveraging its values to navigate the COVID-19 crisis

– Christophe Weber, CEO of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, discusses challenges to globalization, principles in the face of crises, and... new opportunities when companies pull together.

How the State Bank of India is learning from crisis

– Rajnish Kumar, chairman of India’s largest bank, discusses COVID-19, digital transformation, and the future of work in financial... services.

The latest Five Fifty

The quickening

McKinsey Quarterly Five Fifty—If you’re feeling whiplash, it might be the ten years forward we just jumped in 90 days’ time.

The Magazine

Issue

Playing for the long haul

– Explains why companies that take a long-term view of value creation thrive, highlights the technology-driven business changes on the horizon, and takes a close look at the future of work.  

In this issue

A game plan for quantum computing

– Thanks to technology advances, some companies may reap real gains from quantum computing within five years. What should you do... to prepare for this next big wave in computers?

Getting practical about the future of work

– Adapting to a digital age will require organizations—and not just employees—to equip themselves with new capabilities.

Understanding the leader’s ‘identity mindtrap’: Personal growth for the C-suite

– If you’re shackled to who you are now, you can’t recognize—or reach for—who you might become next.

2019 Issues

Transformation

– Explores why companies should go “all in” on transformations, looks at innovation and performance, and explains how... talent is key to digital transformations.

The drumbeat of digital

– Looks at why companies should up the pace of digital-change efforts, explores the keys to successful M&A, and highlights the... importance of shifting the mind-sets and behaviors that hold back organizations.

Resilience

– Addresses business resilience and how companies can prepare for the next economic downturn, explores the ins and outs of effective... decision making, and takes a hard look at talent in the workplace.

Reimagining mobility

– Explores the future of mobility and what shifts mean for cars, business, and society. The issue includes perspectives from participants... shaping the coming mobility revolution.

Columns

McKinsey Quarterly Columns

Personal perspectives on top management topics

Bias busters: Avoiding snap judgments

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

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?

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