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s+b Blogs: Strategy & Leadership
- Many adjacency moves fail because they’re driven by the wrong motives. But a lot can be learned from those that succeed.
- Syria. Ukraine. The Tea Party. Companies should start preparing for the new global reality.
- A growing rift in San Francisco between techies and long-term residents raises questions about whether employers can—or should—encourage workers to be better neighbors.
- Leaders must learn to tell the difference between strong emotions that can lead to constructive change, and those that can tear an organization apart.
- New research reveals a better way to engage with board members on this critical business issue.
- Leaders who manage volunteer workforces have much to teach leaders who manage employees.
- What do great leaders and great athletes have in common? They both work really hard to be the best.
- Some funds are making bolder demands of the companies they hold shares in, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
- Wise leaders actively seek the truth they don't want to find.
- It doesn’t matter what you do with your business if you don’t know why you do it.
- Why a popular approach to growth may put your company’s health at risk.
- Relative morality is usually considered a bad thing—except if it gets results.
- In order to solve large-scale problems, world leaders must concentrate on what they have in common, rather than the differences between them.
- Pope Francis has clearly matched his talk to his walk—how about you?
- How networks of small shippers could have played a big role this holiday season.
- Leadership transitions are ripe with opportunity—and fraught with peril.
- When properly networked, small players wield greater power.
- From the headlines to the C-suite, big data embodied the height of strategy-as-fashion in 2013.
- A new year should herald new ways of thinking about business.
- Among all the terrific posts we’ve published, make sure not to miss these gems.
- While shopping for gifts this holiday season, consider these valuable insights on how to be an effective executive.
- To be effective, a government needs the same thing as a business: good management.
- Hear how an adaptive style of leadership—like Nelson Mandela’s—can inspire people to work together in solving their thorniest problems.
- How unconventional ownership structures strengthen America’s crazy-quilt economy.
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