Leadership

The power of feelings at work

By aligning the pursuit of business objectives with the meeting of human needs, companies can tap into powerful emotional forces in their current cultural situations.
by Jon Katzenbach, Chad Gomes, and Carolyn Black
s+b Blogs

Don’t kill bureaucracy, use it

Bureaucracies are the scaffolding needed to implement new ideas at scale. Just remember to dismantle them when the work is done.
by Theodore Kinni
GMO

Keeping African goods moving

Obi Ozor, the founder of Kobo360, a data-driven logistics startup based in Nigeria, explains how COVID-19 is accelerating digitization, which in turn is improving food security in Africa.
by Adedoyin Amosun and Deborah Unger
GMO

Sustaining productivity in a virtual world

Maintaining productivity levels among remote employees is an enduring challenge. Here are five ways to help people and businesses thrive in the post-pandemic world of work.
by Nele Van Buggenhout, Soraya Murat, and Tom de Sousa

Why corporate purpose statements often miss their mark

Analysis of nearly 2,000 CEOs’ description of their company’s purpose reveals that most omit a critical detail: why their company is in business.
by Christopher Michaelson, Douglas A. Lepisto, and Michael G. Pratt

Seven myths of business experimentation

Disciplined, rigorous testing of ideas and strategies is fundamental to innovation, but businesses are often held back by misconceptions.
by Stefan H. Thomke

Thinking productively about the future

Asking the right questions today will allow leaders to be better prepared for — and even gain insights from — uncertainty.
by Stephen Newman and Wanda T. Wallace
s+b Blogs

Restoring craft to work

The innate desire to do a job well has greater motivational force than any corporate purpose.
by Theodore Kinni
GMO

The urgent need for sophisticated leadership

The pandemic has highlighted a series of paradoxes inherent to the work of leaders. What comes next will depend on how well they face up to them.
by Blair Sheppard and Susannah Anfield
PwC insights
This podcast series focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing business leaders in today’s environment of global uncertainty.