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Leadership

Maximizing the effectiveness of leaders in an environment of increasing uncertainty and complexity.
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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?
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From a room called fear to a room called hope: A leadership agenda for troubled times

– Leaders can make a difference through personal accountability, caring, and “re-onboarding” of all their people.
Collection

The Next Normal – The future of business: Reimagining 2020 and beyond

– In this special edition of The Next Normal, McKinsey senior partners envision how the COVID-19 crisis will transform... entire industries in the coming 12 to 18 months.
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The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs

– The CEO’s job is as difficult as it is important. Here is a guide to how the best CEOs think and act.
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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.

Featured Publications

Compendium

The Board Perspective - Number 2

Download our collection of McKinsey insights focusing on boards of directors.
Book

When Execution Isn’t Enough: Decoding Inspirational Leadership

Based on extensive research, this book shows what it takes to win the minds and hearts of the people you lead: individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

CEO Briefings

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An agenda for the talent-first CEO

– In tumultuous times, a company’s talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization... that truly unleashes its human capital?
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What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

– We assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for leadership transitions emerged.
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A CEO action plan for workplace automation

– Senior executives need to understand the tactical as well as strategic opportunities, redesign their organizations, and commit... to helping shape the debate about the future of work.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

A CEO's guide to gender equality

– The case for gender equality is strong. Why is progress so slow?

Leading the C-suite

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Five Fifty: Agility at the top

– Want a more agile company? Become a more agile leader.
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Equipping leaders for merger integration success

– Leadership capability building is crucial during mergers. Tailoring a program for three cohorts of integration leaders can make... a big difference.
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Successfully transitioning to new leadership roles

– Leadership transition is more common and important than ever. By focusing on five basic dimensions of leadership, new leaders... can succeed spectacularly.
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Will artificial intelligence make you a better leader?

– Agile leadership and AI both depend on learning to let go.

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Why agility at Zalando?

Europe’s largest online fashion retailer embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering Eric Bowman.

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