What You Read: The 15 Most Popular s+b Articles of 2017
Among all the articles we’ve published over the last year, here are the ones that drew the most attention.
10 Principles of Strategy through Execution
by Ivan de Souza, Richard Kauffeld, and David van Oss
How to link where your company is headed with what it does best. See also “A Guide to Strategy through Execution.”
A Strategist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence
by Anand Rao
As the conceptual side of computer science becomes practical and relevant to business, companies must decide what type of AI role they should play.
Us Versus Them: Reframing Resistance to Change
by Elizabeth Doty
How to bridge the gap between those who champion transformation and those who challenge it.
Building Trust While Cutting Costs
by Vinay Couto, Deniz Caglar, and John Plansky
During a restructuring, rumors spread and fear takes hold. You can reduce the turmoil by finding ways to inform, empower, and inspire employees.
How Leaders Can Improve their Thinking Agility
by Jesse Sostrin
Not all thinking is created equal. Here’s how to get the most out of your brain when it really counts.
Are We on the Verge of a New Golden Age?
by Carlota Perez, Leo Johnson, and Art Kleiner
A long-wave theory of technological and economic change suggests the financial malaise that began in 2007 may be about to end.
Getting to the Critical Few Behaviors that Can Drive Cultural Change
by Kristy Hull
Encouraging a small number of actions can help an organization achieve its strategic and operational objectives.
10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution
by Norbert Schwieters and Bob Moritz
Tools and techniques to ensure your company will stand out in the new age of digitization. See also “A Guide to Leading the Next Industrial Revolution.”
Asking the Right Questions Can Frame a Successful Transformation
by Tom Puthiyamadam
When plotting strategy, leaders should worry less about solutions and more about identifying the precise problem they are trying to solve.
The New Class of Digital Leaders
by Pierre Peladeau, Mathias Herzog, and Olaf Acker
Faced with organizational challenges, more and more companies are hiring an executive to manage their digital transformation.
Burn Your Rule Book and Unlock the Power of Principles
by Eric J. McNulty
Clear and simple shared objectives nurture employee energy, ideas, and commitment.
What the Body Tells Us about Leadership
by Art Kleiner
In this Thought Leader interview, social presencing theater innovators Otto Scharmer and Arawana Hayashi describe how to develop your management skills through physical awareness.
Want to Kill Your Performance Rankings? Here’s How to Ensure Success
by David Rock and Beth Jones
Employee engagement rises when frequent, informal conversations replace annual reviews.
Will Stronger Borders Weaken Innovation?
by Barry Jaruzelski, Volker Staack, and Robert Chwalik
The flow of talent, investment, and ideas that has boosted companies’ global R&D efforts may soon be impeded by the rise of economic nationalism.
The Caring Leader
by Augusto Giacoman
There’s a hard-headed business case for expressing concern about employees’ well-being.