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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
August 14, 2014
by Ken Favaro
Answering two critical questions will fortify your company’s strategy—and your ability to implement it.
July 29, 2014
by Eric J. McNulty
Executives better serve their companies when they act as co-creators, rather than solo artists.
July 25, 2014
by Susan Cramm
Leaders who pass hard problems to their subordinates create cynicism, not success.
July 23, 2014
by Eric J. McNulty
Your summer vacation is the perfect time to relax, lie back, take in some sun, and learn something new about leadership.
July 16, 2014
by David Lancefield
Confidence is critical to individual and organizational performance.
 


The New
Supercompetitors

Companies that realize the power of their capabilities can shape how industries evolve.

Katherine Milkman
on Why Fresh
Starts Matter

The Wharton professor says moments when you wipe the slate clean can help you meet your goals.
 



Does Your Company
Keep Its Promises?

Despite best intentions, many businesses struggle with “commitment drift.”

How Old
Industries
Become
Young Again

Five indicators reveal when your sector is about to be transformed by dematurity.
 

Know Thy Audience

Nick Morgan, author of Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, introduces a timeless lesson about crafting clear messages from Supercommunicator: Explaining the Complicated So Anyone Can Understand, by Frank J. Pietrucha.

Dick and Emily Axelrod’s Method for Holding Better Meetings

The couple share their secret for how to actually get work done the next time you gather your team together.

Genius Is a Team Effort

Michael Schrage reviews two notable books by veteran Silicon Valley journalists that seek to explain collaborative charisma.

The Downside of Competition

In A Bigger Prize, former CEO Margaret Heffernan argues that the corporate world has an unhealthy obsession with winning.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Need Diverse Challenges Today

Cynthia D. McCauley, coeditor of Experience-Driven Leader Development: Models, Tools, Best Practices, and Advice for On-the-Job Development, introduces a career development lesson from It’s Not the How or the What but the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best, by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz.

How to Scale Up Excellence in an Organization

Stanford’s Robert Sutton discusses the mind-set and strategies of companies that are most adept at building and spreading high standards.

Cynthia McCauley’s Manual for Leadership Development

The leadership scholar explains why measurable, experience-based programs are key to helping executives develop their potential.

What’s the Future of the Workplace?

MIT professor Thomas Malone predicts that new technologies will enable more decentralized decision making and ultimately more freedom in business. For more related insights,  read “Thomas Malone on Building Smarter Teams.”

How to Lead Change Management

DeAnne Aguirre, senior partner with Strategy&, discusses techniques that can help companies transform quickly and effectively. For more insight,  read “10 Principles of Leading Change Management.”

10 Principles of Leading Change Management

These time-honored tools and techniques can help companies transform quickly.
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You Can’t Build a Winning Strategy If You Don’t Know Who You Are

The road to sustained success begins with the answer to this simple question: “Who are we?”