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McKinsey Quarterly 2020 Issue 1
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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.  

 

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How ALJ—a ‘75-year-old start-up’—leads with purpose

– What do Rivian electric vehicles, renewables innovation, empirical philanthropy, and a Nobel Prize have in common? A Saudi Arabian company called ALJ—and a family’s sense of purpose, say its leaders.

Technologies of the future—today

Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

In disruptive times, the power comes from people: An interview with Eric Schmidt

– As we enter a new golden age of technological innovation, nurturing talent will become more critical, according to the former chairman of Alphabet.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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?

The future of work

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
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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.

New leadership frontiers

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Are you asking enough from your design leaders?

– A new breed of leaders can help companies unleash the business value of design.

The gender-parity imperative

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

When women lead, workplaces should listen

– The most valuable lessons of women’s leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Confronting the early-career gender gap

– To achieve workforce parity, businesses should apply the same practices they are using against the glass ceiling.

Applied research

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Bias busters: Avoiding snap judgments

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