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s+b Blogs - Strategy & Leadership (2015)

Below is a full article list from this issue of strategy+business.

Let’s Argue About It
by Eric J. McNulty
We must revive the (almost) lost arts of argument and criticism.
 
Save Your Strategy from the Global–Local Divide
by Ken Favaro
How companies with multiple businesses operating in far-flung markets can avoid common strategy-implementation pitfalls.
 
How Emerging Markets Companies Can Avoid Growth Traps
by John Jullens
Rapidly growing companies in the developing world can prepare themselves to do battle on a global stage by gaining access to vital capabilities through acquisitions or partnerships.
 
The Next Big Questions in Management
by Art Kleiner
Analysts have been studying business organizations for more than a century. But our inquisitions are just beginning.
 
Turbocharging Your Organization for 2016
by Eric J. McNulty
Your company must meet the dual challenges of focus and agility.
 
How the Next Big Management Ideas Will Arise
by Amy Bernstein
The most thoughtful theorists aren’t content to promulgate a brilliant insight and preserve it in amber.
 
When You Get Caught Up in the Wrong Trend
by Daniel Gross
Learning from the rare instances in which s+b made a mistake about a big story.
 
One Company, Two Identities, One Strategy
by Ken Favaro
Large enterprises that operate both as a single entity and a business portfolio get the best of both worlds.
 
Wanted: Leaders Who Use Their Powers for Good
by Susan Cramm
Putting people at the heart of your business strategy is the way to start reshaping a heartless system.
 
Looking Back with Prescience
by Joel Kurtzman
Starting a quarterly magazine dealing with the biggest ideas means working hard on the ability to see into the future.
 
Leading in an Increasingly VUCA World
by Eric J. McNulty
The world is getting more dynamic and complex, not less, so leaders must learn how to surmount new challenges.
 
Bridging the Disconnect between Leadership Theory and Practice
by Susan Cramm
A new book shows why the qualities we reward in our leaders can actually undermine a company’s performance.
 
Making Peace with the Sharing Economy
by Eric J. McNulty
How do we shape effective public policy in an age of rapid change?
 
Stop Driving Away Your Producers
by John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen
Many companies undervalue their highest-potential talent: the leaders who create new businesses.
 
The Search for an Oracle
by Eric J. McNulty
Where do you look for leadership wisdom?
 
The True Lesson of an Airbag Disaster
by Jeffrey Rothfeder
Honda’s practice of learning from errors had to change when failure became deadly.
 
Thinking Like a Leader: Three Big Shifts
by Eric J. McNulty
Adopt a leadership mind-set before you try to lead.
 
Your Leadership Summer
by Eric J. McNulty
Use time away from the office to stimulate your development, and have fun doing it.
 
The Farewell Address
by Sally Helgesen
Ignoring a colleague’s moving-on announcement isn’t just bad etiquette. It’s unprofessional and reflects poorly on your people skills.
 
A Case of Successful Failure
by Daniel Gross
This technology company almost died of financial hubris, but its behind-the-scenes resurrection proves there’s sometimes a fine line between winning and losing.
 
Papal Pull
by Sally Helgesen
Pope Francis’s efforts to transform the Catholic Church show how those at the top can grapple with a bureaucracy while exemplifying spiritual leadership.
 
Better Lucky than Smart
by Eric J. McNulty
An age-old bit of wisdom can help you overcome outcome bias to improve your decision making as a leader.
 
The Trouble with Putting Goals Ahead of Strategy
by Ken Favaro
Winning strategies start with a big idea.
 
Why Higher Minimum Wages Might Be the New Normal
by Daniel Gross
As companies such as Walmart, Aetna, and Facebook start paying their workers more, others sense a change in the air.
 
Reconsidering the Charismatic CEO
by Eric J. McNulty
Is magnetism at the top all it’s cracked up to be?
 
Vertical Integration 2.0: An Old Strategy Makes a Comeback
by Ken Favaro
More companies are seeking greater control of their value chain — but they should do so with caution.
 
Do You Know Your Wrecking Crew?
by Eric J. McNulty
It’s time to celebrate those butt-kicking, get-it-done teams who work out of the spotlight.
 
Forget the Vision, Make the Connections
by Eric J. McNulty
Executives in transition often spend too little time on what matters most: building relationships.
 
CEMEX: An Emerging Market Multinational
by Pankaj Ghemawat
The most profitable global company in the cement industry expanded from Mexico by building world-class capabilities.
 
Big Ideas Mark the Path from Strategy to Execution
by Ken Favaro
Winning companies are made by leaders committed to solving important problems with innovative ideas — against all odds.
 
Isn’t Every Company a Social Enterprise?
by Eric J. McNulty
Social responsibility is no longer optional for leaders — it must be an integral part of their business.
 
Getting Off the “Bad Growth” Treadmill
by Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand
The secret to sustainable expansion is to stop chasing growth; instead, build an engine that delivers it.
 
Learning from the Persuasive Genius of Great Leaders
by Elizabeth Doty
The art of framing is an essential skill for executives who want to motivate and inspire.
 
6 Ways to Challenge Your Leadership Assumptions
by Eric J. McNulty
A decades-old study of culture in leadership provides some insight on what underlies your beliefs about leaders and what they do.
 
Best of Multimedia: How Women Can “Make It Happen”
by Charity Delich
A Wall Street Journal video interview with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company reveals insights for the next generation of female leaders.
 
The Impact of a Corporate Idealist
by Ann Graham
In a recent video interview, Christine Bader explains why paying attention to your company’s ethical, environmental, and societal consequences pays off.
 
Dealing with Your Childish Boss
by Eric J. McNulty
Managing up to a supervisor who behaves like a toddler? Neuroscience can help.
 
Diversify or Focus? The Best Strategies Do Both
by Ken Favaro
It’s time to break your company’s cycle of expand-contract-repeat.
 
Five Keys to Strategy in the Age of the Hack
by Eric J. McNulty
When it comes to data thieves, no company is immune. Leaders, here’s how to prepare.
 
The Mission Statement Is Dead! Long Live the Mission Narrative!
by Eric J. McNulty
Your company’s guiding principles should be built to focus your employees’ thinking, decisions, and actions.
 
The Internet of Things Wins s+b’s 2014 Strategy of the Year
by Ken Favaro
The linking of billions of devices through the Web has scaled the heights of strategy fashion.
 
Defensive Behavior and the Bosses That Provoke It
by Susan Cramm
Managing self-protective responses in the workplace is up to employees and their supervisors alike.
 
Hiring for Cultural Fit at the Top
by Eric J. McNulty
C-level transitions can be difficult, especially when preserving a company’s character is critical.

 

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