Issue 105, Winter 2021
- With stakeholders and shareholders vying for attention, CEOs need to develop a new kind of ethical leadership to build trust in society and deliver results.
- Few companies are harnessing the full power of the cloud to catalyze innovation and digital transformation. Business leaders can change the game by paying careful attention to seven mission-critical factors.
- s+b BlogsGood meetings need to be designed, whether they are virtual or face-to-face.
- StrategyShock waves from the pandemic show no sign of letting up—and businesses need to plan accordingly.
- LeadershipThere are many types of CEOs. But in a post-pandemic world, those who connect with their staff on a personal level will be the ones who thrive.
- Thought leadersCEO Jim DeCicco explains how the ready-to-drink coffee startup is eliminating sugar, doubling down on purpose, and fueling growth.
- s+b BlogsLeadershipTo control the anxiety produced by moments of intense pressure, first step back and analyze the stakes.
- LeadershipBefore you decide, check how the question is framed to ensure you have all the information you need and have considered all your options.
- StrategyHow corporate leaders can avoid value-destroying M&A.
- Tech & innovationThe era of exponential technologies will reshape business by inverting traditional ideas of globalization and changing industries and their supply chains.
- WorkforceLeaders who want to avoid a retention and recruitment crisis need to walk the talk on culture.
Best Business Books 2021
- Tom Peters’s Excellence Now exhorts leaders to focus on the needs of people.
- The best business history of 2021 tells the remarkable tale of a Holocaust survivor who built a fortune in the postwar United States.
- In Open Strategy, four professors explain how to tap into the power of people when developing and implementing a company’s path forward.
- In Shutdown, the best economics book of 2021, historian Adam Tooze looks back at a terrifying time and ahead to even greater challenges.
- In the year’s best management book, Rob Cross identifies the causes of collaboration overload and offers tips and techniques for curing it.
- A collaborative manifesto by academics urgently calling for change is the most provocative technology book of the year.
- In Four Thousand Weeks, journalist Oliver Burkeman distills the central dilemma for today’s consumers: how to efficiently allocate time.
- Adam Tooze trains a historian’s eye on the fragilities and strengths of our global systems.
Endpage: Recent Research
- Some companies’ lists of principles are short enough to be easily remembered, while others have more than a dozen entries. Maybe some editing is in order.