Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Issue 71, Summer 2013

Cover story

  • Strategy & Leadership

    Captains in Disruption

    by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
    Even when facing a crisis, some CEOs know how to anticipate the worst, plan a response, and navigate to advantage. You can do the same.

In this issue

Leading with Intellectual Integrity, Flight of the Drone Maker, Turning the Tables on Success, and More
  • Strategy & Leadership

    “It’s Time for a Change”

    by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
    CEO turnover is trending high, but in a more planned and stable manner.
  • Strategy & Leadership

    Portrait of the Incoming Class

    by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
    The newest CEOs have neither the diversity nor the global backgrounds that you might expect.
  • Strategy & Leadership

    Leading with Intellectual Integrity

    by A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin
    One skill distinguishes the effective CEO: the ability to make disciplined and integrated choices.
  • Innovation

    Flight of the Drone Maker

    by Lawrence M. Fisher
    How a small firm named AeroVironment is changing the course of airplanes, automobiles, and warfare.
  • Organizations & People

    Turning the tables on success

    by Adam Grant
    In today’s workplace, what goes around comes around faster, sinking takers and propelling givers to the top.

Leading Ideas

  • Auto, Airlines & Transport

    The Next Autonomous Car Is a Truck

    by Peter Conway
    The obstacles to adoption are significant, but driverless technology now in development could transform long-haul trucking.
  • Thought Leaders

    Innovating for Energy’s Future

    by Edward H. Baker and Tom Flaherty
    The key to clean, reliable, and affordable energy, says Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning, is a bold and balanced approach to R&D.
  • Strategy & Leadership

    The Wise Leader

    by Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou
    Practical wisdom in business comes from combining the broad view with the narrow, and opportunity with constraint.
  • Global Perspective

    India’s Leadership Challenge

    by Gaurav Moda, Anshu Nahar, and Jai Sinha
    At many Indian companies, the development of top management has lagged behind the pursuit of technical excellence.


  • Culture and the chief executive

    by Jon Katzenbach and DeAnne Aguirre
    CEOs are stepping up to a new role, as leaders of their company’s thinking and behavior.
  • Building a Flywheel Business

    by Tim Laseter and Jeff Bennett
    By linking customers and capabilities, companies can generate the momentum for sustainable growth.
  • Don’t Reengineer. Reimagine.

    by Jeff Schumacher, Simon MacGibbon, and Sean Collins
    To realize the digital potential of your business, bring the dynamics of a startup to scale.


  • Putting an I in Healthcare

    by Gil Irwin, Jack Topdjian, and Ashish Kaura
    The days of the disengaged health consumer are numbered. Consumerization will transform healthcare systems, involving individuals as never before in the management of their own care.

Thought Leaders

  • The Thought Leader Interview: David Kantor

    by Art Kleiner
    An eminent systems therapist says that learning to recognize the hidden patterns in conversation is the first step toward more effective executive leadership.

Books in Brief

  • The Practitioner’s Tale

    by David Warsh
    A review of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation, and the State, by William H. Janeway.
  • Skill or Luck?

    by David K. Hurst
    A review of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, by Michael J. Mauboussin.

Recent Research

Get the newsletter

Sign up now to get our top insights on business strategy and management trends, delivered straight to your inbox twice a week.