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s+b Blogs
April 16, 2014
by Charity Delich
It takes discipline to empower others to awaken their creativity, energy, and spontaneity.
April 11, 2014
by Susan Cramm
Is it time to add some civil disobedience to the civil discourse?
April 7, 2014
by Paul Michelman
The Best s+b Blog Posts of Q1.
April 3, 2014
by Art Kleiner
Our firm, now called Strategy&, joins the PwC network.
March 28, 2014
by Charity Delich
Catastrophes bring out the true nature of a leader’s innate capacity to do the right thing.
 

A Step-by-Step
Guide to Winning
the Customer

Companies that understand the stages of consumer purchasing decisions have an outsized influence in their outcome.

Cut Your Company’s
Fat but Keep
Some Slack

Why excess capacity leads to greater efficiency.
 

How to Achieve
Growth in a
Lean Europe

Lessons on winning in a slow market.


Align with Your
Star Employes

When you connect the development of your top talent with the needs of your organization, everyone wins—and your best people stay. To assess how well you’re retaining your top talent, take our interactive quiz.
 

How Digitization Is Impacting Strategy

Rita Gunther McGrath says digitization is affecting strategy in new ways—for instance, by removing entry barriers and requiring greater flexibility. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”

Mind Your Feedback

Douglas Stone, coauthor of Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (Even When It Is Off-Base, Unfair, Poorly Delivered, and Frankly, You’re Not in the Mood), introduces a cautionary lesson in assessing others from Embodied Leadership: A Somatic Approach to Developing Your Leadership, by Pete Hamill.

Is Your Strategy Stuck?

Rita Gunther McGrath uncovers how companies can tap into more dynamic tools to develop better strategies for how and where they’re competing.. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”

Making the Talent Leap of Faith

Rita Gunther McGrath explains why organizations need to shed their old-fashioned mentality about how they recruit people in order to fill the talent gap. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”

Seeing Innovation in Strategic Terms

Rita Gunther McGrath reveals why innovation and strategy have converged—and what that means for how companies do business. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”

Zachary Shore on How to Predict the Future

A historian’s approach to strategic empathy can help you anticipate your rivals’ next moves.

Are You Doing Enough to Retain Your Top Talent?

To assess how well you’re retaining your top talent, take our interactive quiz.

This Year’s Top Three Strategic Challenges

Rita Gunther McGrath outlines the hot-button issues that companies are facing in 2014. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”

Rita Gunther McGrath on the End of Competitive Advantage

The Columbia Business School professor says the era of sustainable competitive advantage is being replaced by an age of flexibility. Are you ready?

How Do You Compete?

Roger Martin, coauthor of Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, introduces a lesson on the proper foundation for core competencies from Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities through Strategic Thinking, by William Putsis.
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The road to sustained success begins with the answer to this simple question: “Who are we?”