A playbook for newly minted private equity portfolio-company CEOs

Viewed in McKinsey & Company The role of a chief executive officer in the 21st century is a challenging one. Looking for something even more challenging? That likely would be serving as a CEO for a private equity-owned portfolio company. More private equity-owned companies With private equity’s growing prevalence in corporate ownership, it is a… More

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It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Viewed in McKinsey & Company We most definitely are in era where the idea of “reimagining things” has gained hold. Reimagining That includes, as this report by management consultant giant McKinsey contends, the way we work. There is, as McKinsey documents, historical precedent for these evolutions of this nature. “In the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution… More

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What 800 executives envision for the postpandemic workforce

Viewed in McKinsey When the pandemic first emerged earlier this year, businesses largely prepared for what was thought to be, at first, a multi-week disruption. That quickly became a multi-month disruption. And then finally as summer arrived, it was clear that predictions that rising temperatures would bring it to an end were inaccurate. The precise… More

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The changeable organization

Viewed on McKinsey. When a company is underperforming, or identifies substantial opportunities for growth in ways outside of its traditional models, decisions are sometimes made to transform an entire organization around new goals. To be sure, such an approach is not to be taken lightly, and it is a holistic organizational undertaking. In “The Changeable… More

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Making time management the organization’s priority

Viewed in McKinsey Quarterly. When companies face major strategic initiative and projects, it can be tempting to assign them to a high-performing executive. But this temptation overlooks the reality that such executives are already stretched thin on their existing time commitments.  This McKinsey Quarterly article argues that companies need to do a vastly better job… More

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