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  • November 23, 2011

    The Top 10 M&A Fallacies and Self-Deceptions

    by Barry Jaruzelski, Marian Mueller, and Peter Conway
    With merger and acquisition activity heating up, here’s a due diligence checklist for regaining clarity.
  • September 30, 2011

    How to Be Irresistible to Women

    Sally Helgesen, coauthor of The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, introduces a case study in hiring and retaining female talent from Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid.
  • August 23, 2011

    10 Clues to Opportunity

    by Donald Sull
    Market anomalies and incongruities may point the way to your next breakthrough strategy.
  • May 24, 2011

    Crafting Best-in-Class Business Intelligence

    by Jamie Campbell, Kenny Kurtzman, and Adam Michaels
    Start by choosing the metrics that matter most for your company, and then ensure the support of your employees and partners.
  • May 24, 2011

    Strategic Bets

    by Ram Charan and Michael Sisk
    Sooner or later, most global business leaders will have to put their entire enterprise at risk. Here’s how to do it successfully.
  • April 8, 2011

    Short-term Compensation and Banking Failure

    A study of stock option transactions reveals a link between the financial institutions most battered by the crisis and sales of shares by CEOs and other executives.
  • April 1, 2011

    Build It and They Will Invest

    Jeffrey Schwartz, co-author (with Rebecca Gladding) of You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life (to be published by Avery/Penguin in June), introduces a lesson in the power of entrepreneurial passion from It’s a Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring, by Steven Schussler with Marvin Karlins.
  • March 7, 2011

    Saving a Crisis-Ridden Company

    by Priscilla Nelson and Ed Cohen
    After massive fraud was discovered there, Satyam Computer Services survived by helping its employees focus on their emotional trauma.
  • February 25, 2011

    Whining Ways

    Janelle M. Barlow, coauthor (with Claus Møller) of A Complaint Is a Gift: Recovering Customer Loyalty When Things Go Wrong, introduces a lesson in the value of complaining co-workers from Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work, by Russell Bishop.
  • February 22, 2011

    Management Basics

    by David K. Hurst
    A review of The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Management, by Alan Murray.
  • February 22, 2011

    Using Influence to Get Things Done

    by Perry Buffett
    Convincing senior management colleagues to follow your lead requires a blend of skills that add up to influential competence.
  • February 4, 2011

    Reaffirming Corporate Commitment

    “What if” scenarios about a company’s early days — what if it had gone under or had never been founded — can bolster employee morale about the present and future.
  • January 28, 2011

    Work That Metaphor

    Bo Burlingham, author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, introduces a lesson in the power of design from CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies, and T-Shaped People: Inside the World of Design Thinking and How It Can Spark Creativity and Innovation, by Warren Berger.
  • January 14, 2011

    Five Industries Hit the Reset Button

    by Karen Henrie
    As a prerequisite for growth in the post-crisis environment, leading companies in the consumer products, telecommunications, industrial goods, automotive, and financial-services industries are shifting their business models and operating practices.