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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
April 13, 2015
by Pankaj Ghemawat
The most profitable global company in the cement industry expanded from Mexico by building world-class capabilities.
April 7, 2015
by Ken Favaro
Winning companies are made by leaders committed to solving important problems with innovative ideas — against all odds.
April 6, 2015
by Eric J. McNulty
Social responsibility is no longer optional for leaders — it must be an integral part of their business.
March 31, 2015
by Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand
The secret to sustainable expansion is to stop chasing growth; instead, build an engine that delivers it.
March 23, 2015
by Elizabeth Doty
The art of framing is an essential skill for executives who want to motivate and inspire.

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.”

The Thought
Leader Interview:
Mark Bertolini

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

Boost Your

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

10 Principles
of Organization

These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organization to fit your business strategy.

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.

Hey, Leaders: Stop Thinking So Much and Just Do It

To reach your true leadership potential, writes INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra, push yourself outside your comfort zone.

Agility Is Within Reach

With strategic responsiveness and organizational flexibility, you can move quickly when your industry changes.

Linda A. Hill on the Creative Power of the Many

The Harvard Business School professor explains how leaders can harness collective genius to achieve innovation success.

The Challenges of Corporate Responsibility inside a Big Company

Former BP policy development manager Christine Bader discusses why CSR efforts fail - and how to help them succeed. For more insights, read the related blog post.

Keep the Smartphone, Ditch the Bad Management Practices

The Center for Creative Leadership’s Jennifer Deal on how organizations can respect their people’s time. For more insights, read the related article.

Mindfulness for Senior Executives

Harvard University social psychology professor Ellen Langer says organizations can make better decisions by setting the right context. For more insights, read the related article.

How to Seize the Opportunities When Megatrends Collide

Preparing for the inevitable interactions between global forces can help you stay ahead of the competition.

Stop Wasting Your Employees’ Time

Smartphones are not the problem—it’s bad management that people resent. And watch the video “Keep the Smartphone, Ditch the Bad Management Practices.”

What’s Your Relational Intelligence?

In Leading with Sense, Professor Valérie Gauthier defines leaders as genuine, generous, generative—even poetic.
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