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Structural Dynamics: Using Conversational Cues to Lead More Effectively
Systems therapist David Kantor speaks with Booz & Company partner Rutger von Post about how leaders can tap into "structural dynamics" to create better-performing teams.
Can Great Leaders Be Tender and Tough?
Douglas Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup, describes why it's crucial for executives to be tough-minded on standards and tender-hearted on people.
Want to Change Your Culture? Run!
Douglas Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup, speaks with Jon Katzenbach, founder of the Katzenbach Center, about connecting with people more effectively by putting on a pair of running shoes.
Rebranding Strategy: Why Traditional Strategy Planning Needs a Makeover
Harvard Business School professor Cynthia Montgomery speaks with Booz & Company partner Ken Favaro about why strategy needs to be reimagined, and how a leader can help define what a business is and why it matters.
The Capable Strategist: We’re from Corporate and We're Here to Help
Former Strategy& senior partner Ken Favaro speaks with former s+b executive editor Paul Michelman about understanding the real value of corporate strategy and the head office.
How Leaders Mistake Execution for Strategy
Former Strategy& senior partner Ken Favaro explains to former s+b executive editor Paul Michelman that when leaders substitute visions, missions, purposes, plans, or goals for the real work of strategy, they send their firms adrift.
In Conversation: How to Use Conscious and Unconscious Thought to Make Better Choices
In the third part of our In Conversation video series, Kellogg's Loran Nordgren argues that while conscious thought helps you identify available options, unconscious thought helps you figure out which choice is best.
Thought Leader Interview: Loran Nordgren
In the first part of this four-part video series, Loran Nordgren, an associate professor at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, tells Amy D'Onofrio, enterprise practice coordinator at Booz & Company, that taking a break and distracting the mind can lead to higher-quality decision making.
In Conversation: Loran Nordgren on How to Encourage Innovation
In the second part of this "In Conversation" video series, Kellogg's Loran Nordgren talks about how tapping into the unconscious can spark creativity and innovation in the corporate world.
How to Find Creative Solutions? Struggle a Little Longer
Kellogg’s Loran Nordgren says the key to unlocking unconscious thought is being motivated to find answers.
In Conversation: Eric Ries on How to be Entrepreneurial inside a Big Company
In the first video interview of this five-part series, Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, tells Paul Michelman, executive editor at strategy+business, that entrepreneurs exist everywhere—and discusses what that means for innovation at big companies.
In Conversation: Eric Ries Thinks Management Isn’t a Bad Word
The Lean Startup author says that entrepreneurship is management — and describes how that concept can help achieve better results at any company.
In Conversation: Eric Ries on the Value of Learning
In the third video interview of this five-part series, Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, discusses why it's important to attach metrics to the process of learning, using an idea he calls "validated learning."
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."
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."
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."
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
How Apple and GE Create Smarter Teams
Successful companies, MIT professor Thomas Malone says, take advantage of collective intelligence theory to improve their performance. Also read “Thomas Malone on Building Smarter Teams.”
How to Lead Change Management
DeAnne Aguirre, senior partner with Strategy&, discusses techniques that can help companies transform quickly and effectively. For more insight,  read “10 Principles of Leading Change Management.”
What’s the Future of the Workplace?
MIT professor Thomas Malone predicts that new technologies will enable more decentralized decision making and ultimately more freedom in business. For more related insights,  read “Thomas Malone on Building Smarter Teams.”
How to Scale Up Excellence in an Organization
Stanford’s Robert Sutton discusses the mind-set and strategies of companies that are most adept at building and spreading high standards.
How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings
Watch this video to see why traditional employee evaluations are flawed. For more insights, read “Kill Your Performance Ratings.”
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.
The New Supercompetitors
Companies that realize the power of their capabilities can shape how industries evolve. For more insights, read the related article.
How to Lead a Successful Global Team
INSEAD professor Erin Meyer discusses how companies can boost the efficiency of their multinational teams by focusing on how they communicate across cultures. For more insights, read the related article.
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.
How Inattentive Management Wastes Employees’ Time
The Center for Creative Leadership’s Jennifer Deal on how organizations can respect their people’s time. For more insights, read the related article.
The Challenges of Corporate Responsibility inside a Big Company
Former BP policy development manager Christine Bader discusses why CSR efforts fail - and how to help them succeed. For more insights, read the related blog post.
CEO Succession: Why It Pays to Have a Plan
Large companies can lose billions of dollars when they don’t plan for changes in leadership. See also “The $112 Billion CEO Succession Problem.”
Six Questions to Increase Employee Engagement
Leadership author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith — who is always skeptical of catchphrases like employee engagement — talks about the qualities necessary to galvanize individuals’ commitment at work. 
SoundBite: Why Does Big Data Matter?
Companies are using advanced data analytics to focus on a range of new business problems, and have found there are several keys to success in using big data. For more related insights, read “Overcoming Big Data’s Challenges.”
The A to Z of Tech Clusters
Brett Gilbert, associate professor at Rutgers Business School, discusses how clusters, or groups of companies that congregate in a region around a particular field, are evolving. For more related insights, read “How Tech Clusters Form.”
How Mindfulness Can Prevent Retaliation at Work
UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Mike Christian discusses techniques executives can use to improve interpersonal relationships and performance. For more related insights, read “Mike Christian on Mindfulness and Mental Energy.”
What Is Corporate Culture?
At its worst, culture can be a drag on productivity. At its best, it is an emotional energizer. Here's how companies can use it to gain a competitive advantage. For further insights, read “10 Principles of Organizational Culture.”
Hiring through Your Employees’ Social Networks
Stanford's Adina Sterling dissects popular strategies to recruit top talent. For further insights, read “Social Network Effects in Hiring.”
How to Use Cybersecurity to Gain a Competitive Advantage
The security of barriers is based not just on keeping people out, but on watching people who come in. For further insights, read “Safety in the Cloud.”
Find Your Strategic Leaders
Most companies lack people in positions of power with the experience and confidence required to challenge the status quo. For further insights, read “10 Principles of Strategic Leadership.”
How Startups Can Avoid the Chrysalis Effect
Last year, startups died at a rate of one per week. When it comes to scaling, the chances of survival are even lower. For further insights, read “The Chrysalis Effect.”
Threatened by Dislocation
Not every new entrant in your market is a disruption. Learn how to diagnose and respond to threats. For further insights, read “Diagnosing Dislocation.”
How Strategic Leaders Use Their Brain
Neuroscientists are learning how executive decision makers can use their minds to transform organizations. For further insights, read “The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership.”
How to Define Your Corporate Identity
Having a clear sense of who you are will help you grow coherently, and outpace the competition. For further insights, read “Pulling the Triggers That Pull Companies.”
Eileen Fisher on Leadership: The Personal Side of Organizational Change
The founder of the apparel company talks about how much personal growth leaders should demand — of employees and themselves. For further insights, read “Eileen Fisher and the Personal Side of Leadership.”
How to Innovate by Stretching Yourself Mentally
The greatest learning often takes place when we step outside our comfort zones.
For further insights, read “Two Simple Concepts to Free Up Innovation.”


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