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Strategy & Leadership Archive

December 21, 2009

Green Is a Strategy

Five steps to “differentiated” sustainability for a full embrace of environmentalism.
November 24, 2009

Best Business Books 2009: Leadership

Means to a Greater End
November 24, 2009

Best Business Books 2009: Strategy

The Capable and the Failed
November 24, 2009

An Essential Step for Corporate Strategy

Though often missing, a formal operations strategy can guide the crucial decisions that build competitive advantage.
November 24, 2009

Best Business Books 2009: Management

In Search of the Silver Lining
November 16, 2009

Leadership Lessons and the Economic Crisis

Predictably, one result of the economic crisis is the cry for a new style of leadership. In thinking about what qualities are needed as we move forward, it’s helpful to consider where we’ve been and what the times will require from the next generation of leaders.
November 16, 2009

The Most Powerful Paths to Profits

Twelve strategies to shape a company’s destiny.
September 28, 2009

What a Declining Business Media Means to CEOs

As cost cutting narrows the field of business journalism, it has become more difficult to put out a corporate story — or take one in.
September 15, 2009

Cut Costs, Grow Stronger

To reduce expenses for the long term and lead the way to recovery, start by taking a strategic view of your capabilities.
August 27, 2009

Managing with the Brain in Mind

Neuroscience research is revealing the social nature of the high-performance workplace.
August 27, 2009

Inside the Kraft Foods Transformation

Eleven of the top leaders from the largest food and beverage company in the U.S. talk about their three-year turnaround and their campaign to reorganize for growth.
August 27, 2009

Reinventing Print Media

Four new strategies offer a path to future profits for today’s troubled newspaper and magazine companies.
July 21, 2009

Leading Out of the Downturn

The most important task for corporate leaders, says consultant and author Steve Zaffron, is to reorient the minds of their employees toward a positive vision of the future.
June 30, 2009

Why Cloud Computing Is Gaining Strength in the IT Marketplace

Web-based computing services are already saving money for many large enterprises. It’s time to jump on the bandwagon.
June 23, 2009

A “Hands-on” Approach to Surviving the Recession

Noble Group CEO Richard Elman discusses risk, opportunity, and his growth strategy for the commodities business.
May 26, 2009

Making the Most of M&A

Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more critical — and more perilous — than ever. You can build your capabilities, even in the midst of turmoil.
May 26, 2009

$950 Billion in Extra Capital

Strategies to improve working capital deficiencies and unearth excess cash from corporate balance sheets.
May 26, 2009

Dov Frohman Leads the Hard Way

The management author and former CEO of Intel Israel on the need to do the unexpected and attempt the impossible.
May 26, 2009

CEO Succession 2008: Stability in the Storm

Booz & Company’s annual survey of chief executive arrivals and departures shows that the financial crisis has held down the rate of CEO turnover — for now.
May 26, 2009

China’s Multinational Quandary

Lenovo’s ill-fated ambitions reveal the difficulties China faces in developing and managing innovative global corporations.
May 19, 2009

How LexisNexis Is Winning on the Web

CEO Andrew Prozes on why his company needed to transform itself to survive in the highly competitive online data and content marketplace.
May 12, 2009

Building Talent in a Time of Layoffs

Companies need to assess their workforces today, but they should also look at their likely needs as conditions change.
April 14, 2009

Getting Rid of Grades to Boost Performance

The practice of assigning letter grades to jobs has had perverse consequences. Aligning jobs with accountability is a much better idea.
February 24, 2009

Not Just for Profit

Emerging alternatives to the shareholder-centric model could help companies avoid ethical mishaps and contribute more to the world at large.
February 24, 2009

7 Ways Forward

How to rebuild your capabilities for long-term growth in a time of turmoil.
February 24, 2009

The Library Rebooted

Even in an era when you can “Google” just about anything, many libraries have remained as vibrant, dynamic, and popular as ever. They’re staying that way by redefining the business they’re in.
February 24, 2009

Sustainable Goes Strategic

Learning from the literature of corporate environmentalism.
February 24, 2009

A Cultural Fix for Risk Management Failure

How to create a culture that combines healthy risk taking with effective risk management.
February 10, 2009

Why Some Companies Are Making the Wrong Moves

A new survey reveals a disconnect between what managers should be doing and what they are doing.