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Strategy & Leadership Archive

The Essentials from Booz & Company
December 20, 2010

Successful Strategic Planning

In times of great uncertainty, strategic planning must shift from a bureaucratic, linear process to a more targeted approach that is both analytic and creative.
The Essentials from Booz & Company
December 13, 2010

Billion-dollar Ideas: Finding Tomorrow’s Growth Engines Today

To create growth in uncertain times, use this disciplined and market-focused methodology. It can help you discover and distill attractive new ideas and build a business case for implementing the best of them.
December 13, 2010

Helping the CIO Lead

Charlie Feld, the former CIO of Frito-Lay and a pioneer in his field, explains how IT can play a key role in developing corporate strategy.
November 23, 2010

The Right to Win

Business strategy is at an evolutionary crossroads. It’s time to resolve the long-standing tension between the inherent identity of your organization and the fleeting nature of your competitive advantage.
November 23, 2010

Road Map to Relevance

How a capabilities-driven information technology strategy can help differentiate your company.
November 23, 2010

The Good, the Bad, and the Trustworthy

Even successful public relations is no longer enough to protect a company’s reputation.
November 23, 2010

Best Business Books 2010: Leadership

Highlights in a Low Year
November 23, 2010

Best Business Books 2010: Management

The Chorus Takes a Bow
November 15, 2010

15 Years, 50 Classics

To celebrate a decade and a half of publication, we asked the s+b editors to look back and choose the articles that have had the greatest impact.
November 8, 2010

The Coherence Profiler

An interactive diagnostic test can show you how focused your company’s activities are — with sometimes surprising results.
September 13, 2010

A Family-owned Business Goes Global

As director of human resources (and CEO of a prominent subsidiary), Santrupt Misra oversees the Aditya Birla Group’s strategy for cultural change as it steps out onto the world stage.
August 24, 2010

Getting Tensions Right

How CEOs can turn conflict, dissent, and disagreement into a powerful tool for driving performance.
August 24, 2010

Growth through Focus: A Blueprint for Driving Profitable Expansion

Rather than seek increased revenues and profits by expanding products and markets, companies should follow a seven-step strategy for achieving more with less.
August 24, 2010

Theory U and Theory T

Thoughts on the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential contributions to management theory.
August 9, 2010

The Life’s Work of a Thought Leader

In interviews conducted before his untimely death, C.K. Prahalad — the sage of core competencies and the bottom of the pyramid — looked back on his career and talked about the way ideas evolve.
August 9, 2010

Navigating Turmoil in the Global Technology-services Sector

For Girish Paranjpe, co-CEO of India’s Wipro Technologies, the best response to economic crisis was reinvestment: in people, green technology, and expansion.
June 14, 2010

Boards of Prevention

Corporate directors can – and should – play a much more active role in overseeing risk and avoiding major crises.
May 25, 2010

CEO Succession 2000-2009: A Decade of Convergence and Compression

The role of the chief executive is evolving. CEOs from around the world discuss the game-changing practices that lead to success.
May 25, 2010

Herman Miller’s Design for Growth

The office-furniture design leader is betting on innovation as it continues to push the envelope of management practice.
May 25, 2010

It Makes Sense to Adjust

Business transformation is now a continuous process that most companies haven’t mastered. Here’s a formula for managing ongoing change.
May 10, 2010

The Thought Leader Interview: Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

INSEAD’s expert on leadership development clarifies how self-awareness can break the destructive pattern of corporate narcissism.
May 3, 2010

Why We Hate the Oil Companies

As Shell’s then top U.S. executive traveled the country, he discovered how corporate leaders create their own reputation for arrogance — and lose their chance to deliver the right message.
April 26, 2010

Leading Outside the Lines

Integrating formal metrics and informal communication can lead to new levels of performance.
April 19, 2010

Putting Strategy into Practice

Celebrating a “must-read” concept, based on data from thousands of companies: Information flow and decision rights are integral parts of the strategic process.
April 5, 2010

Clarity from Switzerland

How well does your company’s annual report communicate and reinforce leadership intent and corporate values?
March 22, 2010

Getting China Right

Booz & Company’s Edward Tse believes that, despite the challenges in today’s headlines, companies should take a long-term view when shaping their China strategy.
March 15, 2010

Management by Reflection

Managing author Henry Mintzberg believes that to improve business schools, we must first understand the essence of what managers do.
March 8, 2010

Six Industries in Search of Survival

Despite improvements in the global economy, chemicals, retail banking, consumer packaged goods, engineered products and services, oil and gas, and technology still need to transform.
February 23, 2010

What Is Your Risk Appetite?

To avoid swinging between over-exuberance and excessive caution, set a disciplined target for your desired investment outcomes.
February 23, 2010

The China Challenge

For global companies, ignoring China is not an option. But they must adapt their strategies to the country’s changing markets, increased competition, and shifting government priorities.
February 23, 2010

Seven Chapters of Strategic Wisdom

A shortcut to the big themes in the conversation about corporate strategy.
February 23, 2010

Jack’s Right Fight

When the head of a division had an impossible target to meet, the only way forward was through a constructive battle between allies.