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Thought Leaders Archive

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.
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.
March 25, 2014

How Digitization Is Impacting Strategy

Rita Gunther McGrath says digitization is affecting strategy in new ways—for instance, by removing entry barriers and requiring greater flexibility. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”
March 18, 2014

Is Your Strategy Stuck?

Rita Gunther McGrath uncovers how companies can tap into more dynamic tools to develop better strategies for how and where they’re competing.. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”
March 10, 2014

Making the Talent Leap of Faith

Rita Gunther McGrath explains why organizations need to shed their old-fashioned mentality about how they recruit people in order to fill the talent gap. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”
February 26, 2014

Seeing Innovation in Strategic Terms

Rita Gunther McGrath reveals why innovation and strategy have converged—and what that means for how companies do business. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”
February 24, 2014

Zachary Shore on How to Predict the Future

A historian’s approach to strategic empathy can help you anticipate your rivals’ next moves.
February 18, 2014

This Year’s Top Three Strategic Challenges

Rita Gunther McGrath outlines the hot-button issues that companies are facing in 2014. For more related insights, read “The Thought Leader Interview: Rita Gunther McGrath.”
February 17, 2014

Rita Gunther McGrath on the End of Competitive Advantage

The Columbia Business School professor says the era of sustainable competitive advantage is being replaced by an age of flexibility. Are you ready?
February 11, 2014

Angela Duckworth’s Gritty View of Success

A psychologist and new MacArthur Fellow says you need employees with stamina and tenacity above all else.
February 3, 2014

A Guide to the Next Million Innovators

Tech entrepreneur Christopher Schroeder explains why you need to pay attention to the mobile-powered masses.
January 27, 2014

In Conversation: Eric Ries on How to Gain Competitive Advantage

Eric Ries talks about how the “build, measure, learn” principle can help companies innovate and get ahead. For more related insights, read "Why Eric Ries Likes Management."
January 22, 2014

How to Better Prepare for a Global Meltdown

The associate professor of finance at the Kellogg School of Management discusses the life cycle of a financial crisis. For more related insights, read “Efraim Benmelech on Financial Contagion."
January 15, 2014

In Conversation: Eric Ries on the Finance of Innovation

In the fourth video interview of this five-part series, Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, describes his system of innovation accounting—and how it can convert learning into dollars. For more related insights, read “Why Eric Ries Likes Management."