122 episodes

We talk with McKinsey partners and corporate executives on the challenges they face creating lasting strategies in a fast-changing world. We also examine the different ways these executives approach these challenges and the new and innovative ways they think of creating a vision for their enterprises.

Inside the Strategy Room McKinsey Strategy & Corporate Finance

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 112 Ratings

We talk with McKinsey partners and corporate executives on the challenges they face creating lasting strategies in a fast-changing world. We also examine the different ways these executives approach these challenges and the new and innovative ways they think of creating a vision for their enterprises.

    123. How companies can turn the ‘Great Resignation’ into the ‘Great Attraction’

    123. How companies can turn the ‘Great Resignation’ into the ‘Great Attraction’

    We discuss what’s commonly referred to as The Great Resignation–a phenomenon sweeping through many industries and countries. As the pandemic has made many of us rethink what matters most in our lives and careers, workers have been leaving their roles in record numbers. What strategies can employers implement to retain their talent? Can they actually turn this challenge into a talent recruitment opportunity? To answer these questions, we’re joined by Bonnie Dowling and Bryan Hancock. Bonnie is an associate partner in our Denver office. Her client work focuses on organizational transformations, and she has deep expertise in end-to-end talent management. Bryan is a partner in our Washington, D.C. office and the global co-leader of our work on talent.

    You can read Bonnie and Bryan’s article here: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/great-attrition-or-great-attraction-the-choice-is-yours

    Follow McKinsey's Strategy and Corporate and Finance practice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/mckinsey-strategy-&-corporate-finance

    Explore more Inside the Strategy Room podcast episode transcripts: https://www.mckinsey.com/itsr

    • 41 min
    122. MassMutual’s Roger Crandall on disrupting your own industry

    122. MassMutual’s Roger Crandall on disrupting your own industry

    In this episode of Inside the Strategy Room, Roger Crandall, chairman, president, and CEO of MassMutual, speaks with Pradip Patiath, a leader in McKinsey’s digital financial services practice, about embracing the disruption that’s transforming the insurance industry. Roger reflects on the changes in the industry, the risk environment, and the CEO role.

    Follow McKinsey's Strategy and Corporate and Finance practice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/mckinsey-strategy-&-corporate-finance

    Explore more Inside the Strategy Room podcast episode transcripts: https://www.mckinsey.com/itsr

    • 33 min
    121. Voices of CEO Excellence: James Gorman, Morgan Stanley. Part 2.

    121. Voices of CEO Excellence: James Gorman, Morgan Stanley. Part 2.

    In the second part of our conversation with James Gorman, Morgan Stanley’s chairman and CEO, is joined again by Vik Malhotra, a McKinsey senior partner. James reflects on his management style, his relationship with the board, as well as how he nurtures the talent pipeline­–including the “two Cs” that guide his decisions about people.

    You can find more interviews with the world's top-performing leaders in the acclaimed bestseller, CEO Excellence: The six mindsets that distinguish the best leaders from the rest by Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra. 

     

    Follow McKinsey's Strategy and Corporate and Finance practice on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

     

    Explore more Inside the Strategy Room podcast episode transcripts at McKinsey.com/itsr.

    • 30 min
    120. Voices of CEO Excellence: James Gorman, Morgan Stanley. Part 1.

    120. Voices of CEO Excellence: James Gorman, Morgan Stanley. Part 1.

    Vik Malhotra and Asheet Mehta, McKinsey senior partners, talk with James Gorman, chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley about how he reshaped the global financial firm's strategy following the global financial crisis. James also discusses how being an expert poker player helps him think through resource allocation.  

     

    You can find more interviews with the world's top-performing leaders in the acclaimed bestseller, CEO Excellence: The six mindsets that distinguish the best leaders from the rest by Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra. 

     

    Follow McKinsey's Strategy and Corporate and Finance practice on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

     

    Explore more Inside the Strategy Room podcast episode transcripts at McKinsey.com/itsr 

     

    • 22 min
    119. The Committed Innovator: Temasek’s Pradyumna Agrawal

    119. The Committed Innovator: Temasek’s Pradyumna Agrawal

    Pradyumna Agrawal is managing director for blockchain and venture building at Temasek, and as such is very active in searching out new use cases for blockchain and forming partnerships that can help bring products for this to market. Prady talks with McKinsey’s innovation leader Erik Roth about how he approaches his work bringing blockchain-based companies to market.  

     

    Subscribe to The Committed Innovator podcast series: https://link.chtbl.com/Temasek 
     
    A transcript of today’s episode: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/the-committed-innovator-a-conversation-with-temaseks-pradyumna-agrawal  
     

    Transcripts of our podcasts on innovation: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/inside-the-strategy-room-podcast/innovation  

    • 26 min
    118. The four fundamental factors of win-win spin offs

    118. The four fundamental factors of win-win spin offs

    Spin-offs can give both companies more freedom and improve their performance if executives systematically consider the growth strategies, operations, talent, and cultural changes that each entity will require for a win–win scenario. Four experts join Sean Brown to explain how to best ensure spin-offs create value.  Andy West is a senior partner in our Boston office and co-leads our M&A work globally. He is joined by Jan Krause, a partner based in Cologne who leads our M&A transactions work in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Anthony Luu, an associate partner and expert in M&A strategy development based in our Dallas office, and Anna Mattsson, a partner based in our Zurich office who focuses on M&A strategy, integrations, and divestitures.


    Andy, Jan and Anthony are also co-authors of the article, “Achieving win-win spin-offs”.

    • 44 min

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112 Ratings

112 Ratings

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Well paced, informative, succinct

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Valuable conversations

You can definitely pick up a thing or two from each episode. The conversations are always super engaging and filled with insightful tips that anyone can adopt into their own company to approach innovation.

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