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Welcome to the L.E.K. Knowledge Center. Here you will find our latest thought leadership series, Executive Insights, which shares our leaders’ deep expertise and capabilities across a range of industries. The Knowledge Center also offers compelling case studies that demonstrate how L.E.K. helps to achieve exceptional business results for our clients; valuable recruiting videos where you can glean insights about life at L.E.K., learn questions that our team asks during the interview process, practice case interview questions and much more; and original articles published in top business publications covering a broad spectrum of topics of interest to executives. 

Executive Insights

Volume XIX, Issue 13 By: Jonathan Sparey

The NHS is part of the fabric of Britain. However, increasing pressures on the system have resulted in an NHS which is now in crisis. Private healthcare providers have the potential to help meet the country’s growing healthcare needs by providing critical and complementary support to core NHS services. This Executive Insights examines the changing nature of the U.K.’s healthcare needs and details five key challenges private providers need to address if they are to become of greater strategic importance.

Volume XIX, Issue 12 By: Alex Evans, Gil Moran

L.E.K. Consulting recently conducted a survey among different age groups that looks at the various forces reshaping sports fandom in the U.S. In the first of a two-part Executive Insights series, we examine how engagement, preferences and trends across traditional and alternative segments (e.g., eSports), as well as emerging platforms (e.g., over-the-top broadband Internet television (OTT)), are poised to redraw the map for teams, leagues, broadcasters and marketers/retailers.

Volume XIX, Issue 11 By: Paulo Vandor

Brazil has just entered a new era of investments in power transmission. As the economy recovers from a recession, this Executive Insights examines why April 2017 is a key month for transmission investments, how winners of 2017 auctions will benefit from improved economic conditions, and what investors need to know about market conditions in order to be successful.

Published Articles

Boards Must Be More Combative

Boards of directors play two roles. They must protect value by helping companies avoid unnecessary risks, and they must build value by ensuring that companies change quickly enough to address emerging competitive threats, evolving customer preferences, and disruptive technologies.

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How to Manage Through Disruption (subscription required)

One of the challenges of being a CEO is that you rarely are asked to choose between a wrong or right answer. Instead, chief executives are often presented with two "right" answers, but one is slightly worse. Strategy, after all, is about tradeoffs – choosing where to focus. At the strategic level, picking a slightly better option can create tremendous value. Pick the slightly worse one and the consequences can be far reaching.

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How CEOs Can Manage Strategic Tensions

One of the challenges of being a CEO is that you rarely are asked to choose between a wrong or right answer. Instead, chief executives are often presented with two “right” answers, but one is slightly worse. Strategy, after all, is about tradeoffs — choosing where to focus. At the strategic level, picking a slightly better option can create tremendous value. Pick the slightly worse one and the consequences can be far reaching. This article discusses how CEOs should actively manage five specific tensions in today’s complex global business environment.

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