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Strategy & Leadership Archive

December 5, 2006

Third-Party Logistics: The Industry That Needs to Relax

By tailoring technology solutions to each client’s needs, logistics operators are doing unnecessary damage to their margins.
November 30, 2006

The Productivity Riddle

Research finally links management skill to macroeconomic growth.
November 30, 2006

Best Business Books: Governance

Still Misbehavin’
November 30, 2006

Best Business Books: Management

The New Sobriety
November 30, 2006

Best Business Books: Leadership

What’s a Hero, Anyway?
November 28, 2006

Cell Phone Health Hazards: Threat and Opportunity

Mobile phone manufacturers are today where cigarette makers were in the early 1950s: facing risks that may — or may not — redefine the reputation of their industry.
November 14, 2006

Getting to "No"

How nonprofit organizations can stretch their limited resources by focusing on priorities and avoiding mission creep.
November 9, 2006

Unprecedented and Unseen: The Next Great Energy Challenge

While oil and gas industries ramp up “megaprojects” to meet demand, few companies really know how to manage them effectively.
August 28, 2006

FedEx Delivers on the Deal

In acquiring Kinko’s, FedEx is testing its own mastery of the art of integrating new companies.
August 28, 2006

Unrecognized Assets

Environmental liabilities — even abandoned oil platforms and polluted wetlands — are hidden sources of value.
August 28, 2006

The Sociocratic Method

A Dutch model of corporate governance harnesses self-organization to provide agility and a voice to all participants.
May 30, 2006

CEO Succession 2005: The Crest of the Wave

Half of all chief executives are dismissed from office, but those who can deliver results are in greater demand than ever.
May 30, 2006

The Neuroscience of Leadership

Breakthroughs in brain research explain how to make organizational transformation succeed.
May 30, 2006

A Cooperative Solution

This self-governing corporate structure protects communities and prospers in a globalizing world.
February 28, 2006

Commit and Deliver

From the outside, a CEO’s job looks difficult. From the inside, it’s merely impossible — unless you take charge of the company’s agenda.
February 28, 2006

Why Managing by Facts Works

Few companies employ vidence-based management — the notion that real knowledge in the form of empirical analysis of results is the shortest path to sound decisions.
February 28, 2006

Sharpening Your Business Acumen

A six-step guide for incorporating external trends into your internal strategies.
February 28, 2006

Yossi Sheffi: The Thought Leader Interview

Truly resilient companies treat security as an integral part of their strategy, says MIT’s leading supply chain expert.
February 28, 2006

Mergers: Back to “Happily Ever After”

Mergers are often considered risky, but when they're executed correctly, there's no better way to grow a company. Here are three crucial factors for M&A success.
February 28, 2006

City Planet

Get ready for cosmopolitan slums with thriving markets, aging residents, and the most creative economies in history.
February 28, 2006

Love Your "Dogs"

Behavioral economics can reveal the hidden value in the poor performers of a business unit portfolio.