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s+b’s coverage of corporate strategy and leadership is extensive and path-breaking. Featuring the work of noted thought leaders, as well as Booz & Company corporate strategy experts, our thought-provoking articles on leadership cover topics such as strategic planning, risk management, leadership skills building, and business transformation. The world’s most prominent writers on leadership — including Warren Bennis, James O’Toole, and former Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley — write for strategy+business. We also publish Booz & Company’s comprehensive annual CEO Succession Study.

Strategy & Leadership

s+b Blogs
June 24, 2015
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.
June 22, 2015
by Eric J. McNulty
An age-old bit of wisdom can help you overcome outcome bias to improve your decision making as a leader.
June 9, 2015
by Daniel Gross
As companies such as Walmart, Aetna, and Facebook start paying their workers more, others sense a change in the air.
May 20, 2015
by Eric J. McNulty
Is magnetism at the top all it’s cracked up to be?
May 6, 2015
by Ken Favaro
More companies are seeking greater control of their value chain — but they should do so with caution.

The Future of
Management Is Teal

Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.

When CEO Star
Power Backfires

Companies can influence the media visibility of their CEO with press releases — but having a prominent CEO can also work to shareholders’ detriment.

The Trouble with
Putting Goals
Ahead of Strategy

Winning strategies start with a big idea.

Jessica Kennedy
Takes On Ethics,
Power, and Gender

The professor at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management explains the root of unethical behavior.

How Emerging Markets Can Finally Arrive

Building world-class domestic firms is the overlooked key to economic development.

CEO Succession: Why It Pays to Have a Plan

Large companies can lose billions of dollars when they don’t plan for changes in leadership. See also “The $112 Billion CEO Succession Problem.”

The $112 Billion CEO Succession Problem

Poor planning for changes in leadership costs companies dearly. Getting it right is worth more than you might think. See also “CEO Succession: Why It Pays to Have a Plan.”

The Decline of the COO

Is it time to add chief operating officers to the list of endangered species?

The Haier Road to Growth

Customers always come first for this Chinese appliance maker — even as it continually reinvents itself and expands around the world.

The Imagination Gap

Business leaders in at least 16 sectors are still not fully prepared for the digital transformation of their industries.

The Foundation of CEMEX’s Success — In Pictures

How the Mexican company developed the global capabilities needed to support its international business strategy. For more insights, read the related article.

Mark Bertolini’s Preventive Disruption

For Aetna’s CEO, the lauded move to raise employee wages is just part of a broader strategy to adapt to changes in healthcare.

CEMEX’s Strategic Mix

An s+b Roundtable: This Mexican cement company redefined itself as a global solutions provider with the critical capabilities to match. See also “The Foundation of CEMEX’s Success — In Pictures.”

Boost Your Innovation Confidence

Know your customers, understand new technologies, embrace failure, then take a leap of faith.
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