More Leadership

  • December 23, 2010

    Gender Bias in Leader Selection

    Companies turn to women leaders in troubled times because of stereotypes about their ability to thrive during a crisis.
  • December 20, 2010

    Successful Strategic Planning

    by Richard Verity and Simon Mills
    In times of great uncertainty, strategic planning must shift from a bureaucratic, linear process to a more targeted approach that is both analytic and creative.
  • December 17, 2010

    Deconstructing a Liar

    Leaders who tell falsehoods tend to swear more, specify less, and lack hesitation in their responses.
  • December 13, 2010

    Billion-dollar Ideas: Finding Tomorrow’s Growth Engines Today

    by Greg Lavery and Chris Manning
    To create growth in uncertain times, use this disciplined and market-focused methodology. It can help you discover and distill attractive new ideas and build a business case for implementing the best of them.
  • November 23, 2010

    Building Support for Change

    by Matt Palmquist
    A successful change management initiative requires commitment from all the organization’s leaders, not just the CEO.
  • November 23, 2010

    The Right to Win

    by Cesare Mainardi
    Business strategy is at an evolutionary crossroads. It’s time to resolve the long-standing tension between the inherent identity of your organization and the fleeting nature of your competitive advantage.
  • November 23, 2010

    The Good, the Bad, and the Trustworthy

    by Paul A. Argenti, James Lytton-Hitchins, and Richard Verity
    Even successful public relations is no longer enough to protect a company’s reputation.
  • November 15, 2010

    15 Years, 50 Classics

    by Art Kleiner
    To celebrate a decade and a half of publication, we asked the s+b editors to look back and choose the articles that have had the greatest impact.
  • November 8, 2010

    The Coherence Profiler

    by Art Kleiner
    An interactive diagnostic test can show you how focused your company’s activities are — with sometimes surprising results.
  • August 24, 2010

    Continual Prosperity

    by David K. Hurst
    A review of The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley.
  • August 24, 2010

    Making the Most of Failure

    by Matt Palmquist
    Organizations can learn more from their failures than their successes.
  • August 13, 2010

    The Rapid Rise of Executive Pay

    A few overinflated CEO compensation packages have led to a surge in overall chief executive pay over the past 20 years.
  • June 14, 2010

    Boards of Prevention

    by Michael Schrage
    Corporate directors can – and should – play a much more active role in overseeing risk and avoiding major crises.
  • May 25, 2010

    Broader Reach, More Innovation

    by Matt Palmquist
    Executives can promote innovative thinking in their managers by holding them accountable for more than what they directly control.
  • May 3, 2010

    Why We Hate the Oil Companies

    by John Hofmeister
    As Shell’s then top U.S. executive traveled the country, he discovered how corporate leaders create their own reputation for arrogance — and lose their chance to deliver the right message.
  • April 19, 2010

    Putting Strategy into Practice

    by Thomas A. Stewart
    Celebrating a “must-read” concept, based on data from thousands of companies: Information flow and decision rights are integral parts of the strategic process.
  • April 9, 2010

    The Value of Charisma

    The language that new CEOs use to describe their vision can influence securities analysts’ forecasts of firm performance.
  • February 23, 2010

    What Is Your Risk Appetite?

    by Alan Gemes and Peter Golder
    To avoid swinging between over-exuberance and excessive caution, set a disciplined target for your desired investment outcomes.
  • February 23, 2010

    Jack’s Right Fight

    by Saj-nicole Joni and Damon Beyer
    When the head of a division had an impossible target to meet, the only way forward was through a constructive battle between allies.