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Leading, the Rickover Way
In Against the Tide, retired rear admiral Dave Oliver examines the management techniques of Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:00 am
The Quantified Self Goes Corporate
Data can be your key strategic asset for long-term growth. Just as the "quantified self" builds awareness of progress toward health, your comprehensive data strategy can help you lead your industry.
Posted: January 26, 2015, 6:00 am
The Internet of Things Wins s+b's 2014 Strategy of the Year
The linking of billions of devices through the Web has scaled the heights of strategy fashion.
Posted: January 20, 2015, 11:00 am
The Value of the CEO Variety Pack
A chief executive with a diverse background usually brings innovation and new ideas to a company, but the shake-up doesn't necessarily pay off.
Posted: January 15, 2015, 11:00 am
7 Surprising Disruptions
Are you ready for what's coming in your industry this year? For more insights, read the full collection of perspectives from Strategy&.
Posted: January 14, 2015, 11:00 am
Give-to-Get Corporate Partnering
In The Reciprocity Advantage, Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn argue that the most successful partnerships start with sharing, not protecting, your intellectual capital.
Posted: January 14, 2015, 11:00 am
Defensive Behavior and the Bosses That Provoke it
Managing self-protective responses in the workplace is up to employees and their supervisors alike.
Posted: January 12, 2015, 11:00 am
Hiring for Cultural Fit at the Top
C-level transitions can be difficult, especially when preserving a company's character is critical.
Posted: January 2, 2015, 11:00 am
What You Read: The 10 Most Popular s+b Articles of 2014
Among all the articles we've published over the last year, here are the ones that garnered the most attention.
Posted: December 23, 2014, 11:00 am
Best of the s+b Blog: A Feast of Management Ideas for the New Year
A look at some of the best blog posts that we published in 2014.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 11:00 am
Integrity Is Free
For businesses that keep their promises, there are often invaluable hidden benefits.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 11:00 am
The Truth About Breakthrough Strategies
You won't find them through typical strategic planning, executive retreats, or brainstorming sessions.
Posted: December 15, 2014, 11:00 am
What Self-Made Billionaires Do Best
Five habits of mind distinguish those who create great fortunes--for themselves, or potentially for your company. Lynda and Stewart Resnick, T. Boone Pickens, Steve Case, Michael Bloomberg, Kirk Kerkorian, and other self-made billionaires are producers--creators of new enterprise--rather than mere business performers.
Posted: December 15, 2014, 6:00 am
What Is This Thing Called Resilience?
It is a hot buzzword, but often clouded in mystery. Here's what executives need to know.
Posted: December 10, 2014, 11:00 am
Leadership Insights from a Special Needs Parent
Raising a child with disabilities showed me what it takes to be an effective leader.
Posted: December 1, 2014, 6:00 am
What the Ebola Crisis Can Teach Business Leaders
Executives have much to learn about how fragile the public's trust in them can be.
Posted: November 25, 2014, 11:00 am
How to Lead a Successful Global Team
INSEAD professor Erin Meyer discusses how companies can boost the efficiency of their multinational teams by focusing on how they communicate across cultures. For more insights, read the related article.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 11:00 am
Best of Multimedia: Three Techniques for Embracing Culture Change
Fixing resistance to transformations starts with reframing mind-sets and assumptions.
Posted: November 18, 2014, 11:00 am
The Complexity of Complexity
It's not enough to say your organization is simple or complicated--you must also understand what kind of complexity you're dealing with.
Posted: November 11, 2014, 11:00 am
Best Business Books 2014: Sustainability
Tomorrow's Bottom Line
Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am
China's Philosopher-CEO Zhang Ruimin
Over the past 30 years, Haier's managing director has used management ideas to foster innovation and transform a failing Chinese company into a global business. Haier's success and embrace of a platform-based open organization have given Zhang Ruimin a reputation as one of the most innovative chief executives in the world.
Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am
Best Business Books 2014: Innovation
Greasing the Skids of Invention
Posted: November 7, 2014, 6:00 am
How to Be Privileged Like Louis XIV
How to convert extraordinary behaviors into ordinary parts of your culture.
Posted: November 4, 2014, 6:00 am
Making Sense of Globalization
The DHL Global Connectedness Index, now in its third edition, shows that not all flows of trade, capital, information, and people are alike. Less than 25 percent of the world's economic activity travels across national borders. Every international company should consider its strategy accordingly.
Posted: November 3, 2014, 6:00 am
Best Business Books 2014: Strategy
To the Nimble Go the Spoils
Posted: November 3, 2014, 6:00 am
The Virgin Chronicles
Richard Branson's books demonstrate how an entrepreneur's drive and verve can turn seemingly crazy ideas into reality.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 10:00 am
Free Your Strategy from Annual Planning
When your strategy is shackled to the annual planning process, you lose a uniquely powerful management tool.
Posted: October 28, 2014, 10:00 am
The Sharing Company
The open sharing of resources among businesses is an offshoot of the sharing economy that has significant potential, but that has just started to attract media attention. In only a few years of activity, it's become clear that the unfettered exchange of otherwise unused major assets, including physical space and industrial equipment, allows a sharing company to operate more efficiently than its non-sharing rivals.
Posted: October 28, 2014, 5:00 am
The 10 Principles of Organizational DNA
Based on 10 years of organizational design ("organizational DNA") research and 220,000 diagnostic surveys, here's what we've learned about building high-performance companies.
Posted: October 27, 2014, 10:00 am
Ending the Battle between Leadership and Management
Historical and fictional accounts of King Henry V show how powerful the two disciplines can be when used together.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:00 am