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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.

Confronting the early-career gender gap

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

When women lead, workplaces should listen

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

Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era

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

The latest Five Fifty

100 projects at once

McKinsey Quarterly Five Fifty—Trying to launch new tech-powered businesses—while upgrading the tech quotient of your old ones? Better hope you can multitask.

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Issue

Transformation

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

In this issue

Why your next transformation should be ‘all in’

– Improve the odds of a successful business transformation by going “all in” to kick-start performance and remake your portfolio.

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.

The innovation commitment

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

2019 Issues

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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