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Leading Through the Crisis

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Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 is shaping up to be transformative to public health and the economy. On hbr.org, Martin Reeves, chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, and colleagues explain why resilience continues to be the best answer to uncertainty.

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When Leadership Matters Most

Most leaders haven’t dealt with a crisis of this magnitude. Here are the traps to avoid and the principles to heed.

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CEO Interview Series

What is the best way forward? Notable global leaders share what they have learned during the COVID crisis.

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Lessons and Inspiration

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Sensing and Shaping the Post-COVID Era

Don’t hunker down and wait for a return to the past. Here are eight practical measures companies can take to sense, exploit, and shape the postcrisis reality.

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Leading Out of Adversity

Survival is top of mind today for many companies, but thriving is the long game. That calls on leaders to respond to a new environment, a new customer, and heightened societal expectations. Here are five imperatives for adapting to and shaping the post-COVID world.

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The Rise of the AI-Powered Company in the Postcrisis World

Shifts in global supply chains, changing consumption patterns, and the increasing prevalence of remote ways of working—trends that were underway long before the COVID-19 crisis—will accelerate. AI can help companies thrive in this new environment.

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COVID-19 and the New Leadership Agenda

The COVID-19 outbreak underscores the need to be resilient in the face of transformative global risk.

Super-power Rivalries Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic Offer India an Opportunity Super-power rivalries will create opportunities to replace China as a major supplier to the US and Japan. But first, we must survive. We can then re-imagine and thrive. Read the post >>

Janmejaya Sinha
Chairman, India
Mumbai

To Survive an Unprecedented Crisis like Coronavirus, Companies Need Wartime Leaders This particular crisis requires very different problem-solving approaches… Currently, we are in an ambiguous period, where we may see a resurgence of the disease, we need adaptive thinking. In the post-coronavirus world, we will need creative thinking. What we need now are ambidextrous leaders. Read the post >>

Martin Reeves
Managing Director & Senior Partner, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute
San Francisco - Bay Area

The COVID-19 Crisis Could Show Us How to Cure Our Congested Cities When the crisis ends, many of our old habits… will have changed. And the new habits we’re now building could help solve a long-standing problem no one has been able to solve to date: traffic congestion. Read the post >>

Joël Hazan
Managing Director and Partner, BCG Henderson Institute Fellow
Paris

Economics

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What Coronavirus Could Mean for the Global Economy

A single number cannot credibly capture COVID-19’s economic impact, and a single approach will not resolve all the vast implications of the disease, argue BCG's Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak and colleagues on hbr.org.

AI and Digital Technologies

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