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Best of the s+b Blog: A Feast of Management Ideas for the New Year
As 2014 comes to an end, here are some of the best blog posts that we published this year.
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 (and Nominate Your "Strategy of the Year")
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
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: Sustainability
Tomorrow's Bottom Line
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
Best Business Books 2014: Strategy
To the Nimble Go the Spoils
Posted: November 3, 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
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
Best of Multimedia: What Airports and Alleys Can Tell You about Prospective Employees
In this HBR IdeaCast, the authors of "How Google Works" reveal their personal approaches to recruiting top-notch talent.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:00 am
Reframing Sales Effectiveness
Aligning Strategy and Sales is the best sales book of the year--and one that senior executives should read.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 10:00 am
A Call to Action on Big Data
It's time for companies and governments to take the steps that will lead to an evolution in analytics.
Posted: October 13, 2014, 10:00 am
The New Supercompetitors
Companies that realize the power of their capabilities can shape how industries evolve. For more insights, read "the related article."
Posted: October 9, 2014, 10:00 am
How to Set Productive Collaboration into Action
Here are 11 tips to encourage employees to build better ideas.
Posted: October 6, 2014, 10:00 am
Politicians for Prosperity
In evaluating the impact of a new head of state on the country's business climate, look for five particular signals. Applied to Narendra Modi within months of his election as India's prime minister, they provide a glimpse of his potential.
Posted: October 6, 2014, 5:00 am
The Accountability Equation
Holding people, companies, or systems responsible for their mistakes is about more than just pointing a finger at the most convenient target.
Posted: September 30, 2014, 10:00 am
The Business of Coming Out at Work
Christine Bader reviews John Browne's compelling account of a closeted career that ended with his resignation as the CEO of BP, and its lesson on LGBT identity for executives and their companies.
Posted: September 29, 2014, 5:00 am
Are You Ready to Get Creative?
A new Strategy& online survey helps you check your innovation proficiency.
Posted: September 29, 2014, 5:00 am