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Thought Leaders Archive

April 27, 2015

The Race Goes to the Bold

Thriving amid rapid change, authors Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler argue, requires a fearlessness that borders on hubris.
April 13, 2015

Mark Bertolini’s Preventive Disruption

For Aetna’s CEO, the lauded move to raise employee wages is just part of a broader strategy to adapt to changes in healthcare.
April 6, 2015

Corinne Bendersky on Why Neurotics Get a Bum Rap

Expectations don’t match reality, says the UCLA Anderson School of Management professor, when it comes to the performance of certain personality types in teams.
March 16, 2015

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.
March 2, 2015

Kristin Behfar on How We Fight at Work, and Why It Matters

The Darden School of Business professor describes a new framework for predicting conflict outcomes.
February 27, 2015

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.
February 17, 2015

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.
February 9, 2015

Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business

A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context. And watch the video “Mindfulness for Senior Executives.”
February 4, 2015

Guy Kawasaki’s Required Reading

Apple’s former chief evangelist talks about the books that most contributed to his success.
December 1, 2014

Nir Halevy on Motivating Your Workforce

The Stanford professor explains how social distance affects the way people respond to feedback.
November 10, 2014

China’s Philosopher-CEO Zhang Ruimin

Haier’s leader describes how he built a winning global company by continually reframing his management philosophy.
November 10, 2014

Erin Meyer Can Make Your Global Team Work

The INSEAD professor shows how people can communicate across cultures. And watch the video “How to Lead a Successful Global Team.”
October 13, 2014

Joel Kurtzman’s Case for Economic Optimism

The founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new wave of growth.
September 16, 2014

How the Fresh-Start Effect Creates a Clean Slate

In this video, Wharton professor Katherine Milkman explains how to motivate people to move beyond their past failures and achieve their goals. For more insights, read “Katherine Milkman on Why Fresh Starts Matter.
August 18, 2014

Dick and Emily Axelrod’s Method for Holding Better Meetings

The couple share their secret for how to actually get work done the next time you gather your team together.
August 13, 2014

Remembering Warren Bennis

A consummate humanist and pioneer of management thought leadership has passed away.
August 8, 2014

Katherine Milkman on Why Fresh Starts Matter

The Wharton professor says moments when you wipe the slate clean can help you meet your goals. And watch the video “How the Fresh-Start Effect Creates a Clean Slate.
July 22, 2014

Robert Sutton’s Guide to Excellence

The Stanford professor’s latest research explores the practices that enable companies to scale what they do best. And watch the video “How to Scale Up Excellence in an Organization.”
June 30, 2014

David Zweig on the Invisible Leader

Author David Zweig discusses the true power of modesty in management.
June 16, 2014

Cynthia McCauley’s Manual for Leadership Development

The leadership scholar explains why measurable, experience-based programs are key to helping executives develop their potential.
June 2, 2014

Derek Lidow on Mastering the Four Phases of a Successful Startup

The former entrepreneur analyzes the leadership skills that new companies need for long-term success.
May 22, 2014

How Apple and GE Create Smarter Teams

Successful companies, MIT professor Thomas Malone says, take advantage of collective intelligence theory to improve their performance, read “Thomas Malone on Building Smarter Teams.”
May 19, 2014

Christine Bader’s Tales of a Corporate Idealist

The former BP policy development manager and U.N. business and human rights advisor on the nuances of promoting social responsibility and sustainability within companies.
May 12, 2014

Why Women Make Teams Smarter

MIT professor Thomas Malone discusses why women can increase a group's collective intelligence, read “Thomas Malone on Building Smarter Teams.”
May 12, 2014

Thomas Malone on Building Smarter Teams

The head of MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence explains how the social intelligence factor is critical for business success.