Issue 107, Summer 2022
In this issue
- Specialization. Scarcity. Rivalry. Humanity. Companies that understand—and harness—these forces will have an edge in creating vibrant workforces capable of achieving sustained, positive outcomes.
Navigating the new world of workExplore perspectives on strategy, leadership, innovation, and more from interviews with top chief executives. For more insights, see PwC’s Global CEO Survey.
Maintaining network connectionsAs we redesign work for the hybrid future, it is vital to understand the ways that information flows and networks form within organizations.
It’s time to challenge the status quo at family businessesNext-generation leaders need to prioritize environmental, social, and governance issues to build their own legacy.
Leaders should revisit the works of three corporate culture pioneersA trio of 20th-century thinkers yields insights into how to align culture with strategy and energize employees today.
Why human resources chiefs are reaching the corner officeThe ability to manage people at scale is more relevant than ever to the CEO role.
- Thought leaders
Finnish dairy company Valio is feeding the futureCEO Annikka Hurme on innovating for growth and sustainability.
Teaming is hard because you’re probably not really on a teamHybrid and remote work are complicating many of the collaborative challenges that were present long before the pandemic arrived.
- s+b BlogsWorkforce
The bullies are backThe pandemic has encouraged some bad behaviors that leaders need to look out for in the new hybrid world of work.
How healthy boundaries build trust in the workplaceBoundaries clarify responsibilities and expectations. Both employers and employees need to identify, set, and maintain them to keep people engaged and deliver strong performance.
- Tech & innovation
The real value of video contentAs spending on streaming content skyrockets in the media and entertainment industry, a new formula is needed to drive a sustainable return on investment.
Great feats require crucial decisionsCEOs can hone their decision-making skills by studying leaders who directed world-changing projects.
Books in Brief
Business needs to adjust its political antennaeA new book suggests that the ways in which CEOs define the relationship between politics and business will shape our world in the future.
Follow your S curveIn her new book, Smart Growth, consultant and speaker Whitney Johnson describes how the best career paths trace an arc of self-discovery.
How the Fed came through the pandemicAn account of Jay Powell’s tenure as chair of the US Federal Reserve details a transformation from lender of last resort to the backup lender to the entire world.
A guide to growing olderArthur Brooks’s new book on aging shows how a healthy awareness of one’s own mortality can influence personal and professional lives for the better.
To err is human, to regret, divineIn his new book, The Power of Regret, best-selling author Daniel Pink makes a case that regret can serve as a compass for better decision-making.
How innovation has been the twist in our climate change storyHuman ingenuity has gotten us into a global environmental crisis. According to Pulitzer Prize–winning author Elizabeth Kolbert, it also has the potential to get us out.
Endpage: Recent Research
Leaders need to be good writers, tooBeing an effective manager requires strong communication skills, including writing. A few tips can help you avoid common traps and raise your game.