Integrating formal metrics and informal communication can lead to new levels of performance.
Issue 59, Summer 2010
In this issue
Herman Miller’s Design for Growth, Why We Hate the Oil Companies, Getting Tensions Right, and More
- The role of the chief executive is evolving. CEOs from around the world discuss the game-changing practices that lead to success.
- As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business.
- Political risk expert Ian Bremmer argues that the prevailing Western corporate model faces stiff competition from government-controlled economies.
- Business transformation is now a continuous process that most companies haven’t mastered. Here’s a formula for managing ongoing change.
- Freelancers are turning to “co-working” environments for better workplace interaction. Companies could use them to boost productivity.
- Providing new goods and services to “bottom of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
- How intelligent forecasting can lead to better decision making.
- To develop new executive talent in the Middle East, regional leaders are examining the roots of their own success.
- INSEAD’s expert on leadership development clarifies how self-awareness can break the destructive pattern of corporate narcissism.
- Much-needed guidance on making companies more employee-centered, adaptive, and capable.
- A review of The Quants, by Scott Patterson.
- A review of Gods at War, by Steven M. Davidoff.
- A review of The Curse of the Mogul, by Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, and Ava Seave.
- Powerful people often hold others to high standards, but break the rules themselves.
- Strategies for effectively responding to negative evaluations by influential outsiders.
- Executives can promote innovative thinking in their managers by holding them accountable for more than what they directly control.
- For innovation-based companies, being located in an industry cluster has long been thought to enhance long-term financial prospects. This research suggests otherwise.
- Understanding how money makes its way from institutional investors to venture capitalists to entrepreneurs.
- Keith Ferrazzi introduces a passage on the influential power of smaller social networks.