Featured Insights from
Boston Consulting Group
for the Chief of Staff Association

The Chief of Staff Association is delighted to present a weekly curated selection of strategic insights from the Boston Consulting Group. The following pieces have been selected for their particular relevance to Chiefs of Staff.

September, 2020

How to Lead in the New Reality

To navigate the coronavirus pandemic, business leaders must address the immediate crisis while simultaneously preparing for a transformed future.  There will be no return to normal. 

Becoming an All-Weather Company

The coronavirus crisis brought renewed attention to the value of resilience. Our research shows that resilience has an outsized impact on performance, and companies can take certain steps to put it into practice.

Redrawing the Map of Global Trade

Even when the global economy fully recovers, the international trade landscape will look dramatically different in the years ahead than it did before the pandemic.

Lighthouse: Data and Analytics for Real-Time Demand Forecasting

Lighthouse, BCG’s high-frequency data and analytics platform, allows companies to understand rapid shifts in demand, enabling dynamic planning and resource allocation during uncertain times.

August, 2020

How Transformative CEOs Lead in a Crisis.

Since most organizations have already launched short-term measures to respond to COVID-19, the challenge now is to build on that progress. Five leadership traits will be crucial.

It’s Go Time for Digital Transformation

People support their companies’ efforts to work in new ways, but many feel the transition could happen even faster.

A Lot Will Change—So Must Leadership

What do leaders really need to do—what really needs to change—as they transform their companies to become bionic in the post-COVID world?

CEOs Reflect on Leadership in Perilous Times

Leaders share their insights on navigating through the crisis.

The End of Bureaucracy, Again?

Is bureaucracy’s dominance here to stay? We believe not. Further changes in the business environment will likely push the model past its breaking point.

July, 2020

The Heart of CEO Effectiveness

This is the first of two articles on how CEOs and their support staffs can work together to strengthen CEOs? effectiveness with customers, shareholders, stakeholders, and citizens.

Win the Fight

In the global battle against the novel coronavirus, the world is at a delicate transition point. The challenge: to open up society and restart the economy—but without sparking a new wave of infections and deaths.

The Most Innovative Companies 2020: The Serial Innovation Imperative

Facing turbulent and fast-changing markets, innovators need a well-tuned innovation system that can spot emerging product, service, and business model opportunities—and then rapidly develop and successfully scale them—over and over again.

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