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Thought Leaders Archive

December 11, 2007

Why Your Next CEO Should Come from Inside

Harvard Business School professor Joseph L. Bower believes that only home-grown leaders have the sense of history and respect for culture to bring companies through major transitions. But not every insider is up to the job.
November 28, 2007

The Thought Leader Interview: Bill George

There’s no single path to authentic leadership, says the former Medtronic chief executive. We must all discover our own.
November 28, 2007

The Dance of Power

Richard Strozzi-Heckler teaches military and business decision makers how to build the muscle and fluency of leadership.
November 19, 2007

Personal Ethics in the Corporate World

How to confront the moral tensions inherent in corporate life and come out with your ethics intact.
October 30, 2007

Why the United States Needs an Innovation Strategy

Author John Kao diagnoses America’s ills as a continuing loss of innovation capacity. But, he says, there is a way to reverse that trend.
October 16, 2007

Kevin George: Unilever’s Digital Media Strategy

Unilever’s U.S. vice president and general manager of its deodorants division discusses his company’s approach to launching new products using a variety of new media channels.
September 25, 2007

Fearlessness: The Last Organizational Change Strategy

Corporate courage has faltered in the wake of September 11, 2001, and the dot-com crash. Management expert Margaret Wheatley says that leaders must face reality — and maybe abandon e-mail.
September 11, 2007

The Situational Leader

Jack Stahl, a former chief executive at Coca-Cola and Revlon, discusses how great leaders balance their broad strategic missions with constant attention to organizational detail.
August 29, 2007

The Thought Leader Interview: Anne-Marie Slaughter

The dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School shows how networks are fundamentally changing the nature of government.
July 17, 2007

Covering the Cost of War

Robert Hormats, an international finance expert and the author of The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars, describes the problems with current U.S. fiscal policy, and how to adjust the country's spending for present and future global battles.
May 29, 2007

Gary Pisano: The Thought Leader Interview

A leading student of the biotech business describes the problems holding the industry back, and how it can overcome them.
May 29, 2007

Howard Gardner Does Good Work

The originator of multiple intelligence theory prescribes a code of ethics for business.
April 10, 2007

Why Neuroscience Matters to Executives

The latest research on how the brain works unearths fresh insights into effective leadership.
March 27, 2007

Planners, Shoppers, Contenders, and Cavaliers: How Consumerism Is Changing the Health Insurance Industry

David Cordani, president of CIGNA HealthCare, describes how his company is responding as individuals take control of their medical benefits.
February 28, 2007

The Game Maven of New Haven

Yale professor Barry Nalebuff brought game theory from the ivory tower to the executive suite — and to his own thriving company, Honest Tea.
February 28, 2007

Joseph Ellis: The Thought Leader Interview

The author of Ahead of the Curve explains the mysteries of the business cycle.
February 27, 2007

The View from the Engine Room

Pharmaceutical executive Michel Lurquin on where manufacturing stands and where it’s going.
February 13, 2007

The Dignitarian Way

Author and activist Robert Fuller argues for the end of abuse of rank — at work, in society, and around the world.