How should business leaders run their companies during the coronavirus pandemic?

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner for McKinsey & Company, provides perspective on how corporate business leaders should respond during the global coronavirus crisis:

I think the question every business leader will probably have to answer is, what did you do during this war, this battle against coronavirus?

And to answer that question, I'll be recording a series of messages that really talk to the very different times that I face, and I suspect all of you face. I spent most of today on Zoom and other video conferences with colleagues, and it's Sunday. We're working very, very hard. I know that you are, too. And in that context, providing leadership requires being present in the moment, sharing real empathy, sharing understanding for the different context in which we're all operating, but being very clear on the goals that we all have to deliver. And so that's why I think when we answer the question, "what did you do during this war?" we'll all have stories to tell that I believe will mark out an extraordinary time for leadership as much as an extraordinary time for the world.

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It's the decision that could kickstart intra-Afghan dialogue, and pave the way to ending the US occupation in Afghanistan after 20 bloody years.

On Sunday, after days of deliberations that involved thousands of Afghan delegates packing into one tent (what's COVID again), President Ashraf Ghani agreed to release hundreds of Taliban prisoners from government jails. The move opens the way to intra-Afghan dialogue under a deal that the US brokered directly with the Taliban earlier this year.

The Trump administration has touted this development as a major step towards peace, but after nearly two decades of war, the relevant players are still miles apart when it comes to laying out a common vision for the conflict-ridden country. What do they all want?

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"Go ahead, take it," President Putin says to you.

"Take what?" you ask.

"This Covid vaccine," he continues, turning a small syringe over in his hands. "It's safe. Trust me. We… tested it on my daughter."

Would you do it? Russian President Vladimir Putin is betting that a lot of people will say yes. On Tuesday he announced that Russia has become the first country to register a COVID-19 vaccine, and that mass vaccinations will begin there in October.

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20.4: The UK economy is now officially in a recession for the first time in 11 years, after British economic growth plunged by 20.4 percent quarter-on-quarter from April to June 2020. The quarterly decline — attributed to the economic crisis fueled by the coronavirus pandemic ­— is double that of the US and second only to Spain's in Europe.

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