More Leadership

  • November 27, 2012

    The Lesson of Lost Value

    by Christopher Dann, Matthew Le Merle, and Christopher Pencavel
    A new study finds that underestimating strategic risk is the number one cause of shareholder value destruction. But it doesn’t have to be.
  • September 28, 2012

    The Value of Being Second

    Oded Shenkar, author of Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, introduces an excerpt on the wisdom of entering markets after first movers from The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking, by Eli Broad.
  • September 3, 2012

    Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders

    Zachary Tumin and William Bratton, coauthors of Collaborate or Perish! Reaching across Boundaries in a Networked World, introduce an excerpt about how managers can become collaboration catalysts from The Collaboration Imperative: Executive Strategies for Unlocking Your Organization’s True Potential, by Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese.
  • August 28, 2012

    Planning for Facebook’s Future

    by Peter Thies and Jane Stevenson
    As CEO of a public company, Mark Zuckerberg needs to engage his board in developing the next generation of leaders.
  • June 29, 2012

    Mad about Leadership

    James O’Toole, author of more than a dozen leadership and management books, and coeditor of Good Business: Exercising Effective and Ethical Leadership, introduces an excerpt from The End of Leadership, by Barbara Kellerman, that takes the leadership industry to task.
  • June 1, 2012

    Delay Can Pay

    Justin Pettit, coauthor of Merge Ahead: Mastering the Five Enduring Trends of Artful M&A, introduces a new perspective on decision making from Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, by Frank Partnoy.
  • May 29, 2012

    The Steve Jobs Way

    by Jon Katzenbach
    Leaders can learn a lot from the late Apple CEO, but not all of it should be emulated.
  • May 29, 2012

    The Right Role for Top Teams

    by Rob Cross and Jon Katzenbach
    Analysis of informal networks offers a potent leadership model for the C-suite: Make top teams the hub of the enterprise, and watch performance improve.
  • May 29, 2012

    To Err Is Human

    by Clive Crook
    A review of Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman.
  • May 24, 2012

    CEO Succession 2011: The New CEO’s First Year

    by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
    Big companies are once again appointing new chief executives in greater numbers, Booz & Company’s annual study finds. Here’s a close look at the incoming class, and some advice from veterans on how they can best navigate their crucial first year.
  • May 24, 2012

    Navigating the First Year: Advice from 18 Chief Executives

    by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
    CEOs who took part in Booz & Company’s 2011 study of CEO turnover share their thoughts about the difficulties they faced, the successes they achieved, and what, in retrospect, they might have done differently in their first year on the job.
  • April 27, 2012

    The Two Levels of Strategy

    by Ken Favaro
    Business strategy is best distinguished from corporate strategy by the different perspectives that business leaders and strategic planners must bring to bear.
  • April 27, 2012

    Engagement Isn’t Enough

    Ann Rhoades, author of Built on Values: Creating an Enviable Culture That Outperforms the Competition, introduces a lesson in attaining the full potential of employees from All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton.
  • March 30, 2012

    When Failure Isn’t Free

    Chris Trimble, coauthor of Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere, introduces an excerpt from Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure, by Tim Harford, which offers a troubling perspective on the outlook for innovation.
  • February 22, 2012

    The Capabilities Premium in M&A

    by Gerald Adolph, Cesare Mainardi, and J. Neely
    A new study of inorganic growth shows that deals made to enhance or leverage the things that companies do well consistently outperform others.
  • February 17, 2012

    Winning Moves for 12 Industries

    by Thomas A. Stewart
    Every industry faces its own challenges in 2012’s turbulent, uncertain economic environment. These capabilities systems could pave the way for business growth and development in a dozen key sectors.
  • February 3, 2012

    Leaders Resolve Contradiction

    Ronald Heifetz, coauthor, with Marty Linsky and Alexander Grashow, of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World, introduces a lesson in leadership from Inside Coca-Cola: A CEO’s Life Story of Building the World’s Most Popular Brand, by Neville Isdell with David Beasley.