What you read: The 10 most popular s+b articles of 2019
How to think like a CEO, handing off the baton after a long tenure, and more of the most read stories this year.
10 principles for modernizing your company’s technology
by Leon Cooper and Milan Vyas
Today’s technology platforms are not just new versions of legacy systems. They allow you to design a completely new digital enterprise — as long as you follow these guidelines. See also “A Guide to Modernizing Your Company’s Technology.”
10 principles of workforce transformation
by Deniz Caglar and Carrie Duarte
How to raise the skills of your employees to meet your digital challenges. See also “A guide to workforce transformation.”
How to think like a CEO
by Adam Bryant
Top leaders share a particular habit of mind that sets them apart.
A strategist’s guide to upskilling
by Laurent Probst and Christian Scharff
Companies and local governments can unlock opportunity by working together to raise the quality of talent. See also “6 steps to upskilling your people.”
Leadership lessons from Game of Thrones
by Bruce Craven
Paying attention to your values and persuasion style can help you avoid getting beheaded or stabbed to death.
Succeeding the long-serving legend in the corner office
by Per-Ola Karlsson, Martha Turner, and Peter Gassmann
According to the 19th annual CEO Success study by PwC’s Strategy&, boards and new CEOs can reduce the risk associated with handing off the baton after a long tenure. See also “How new leaders can step out of the shadow of a legendary CEO.”
A crisis of legitimacy
by Blair Sheppard and Ceri-Ann Droog
Today’s toughest global challenges are unintended consequences of yesterday’s success. If our prevailing institutions can’t adapt, they could lose the right to lead.
The new fortune at the bottom of the pyramid
Profound changes are closing the gap between the world’s poorest consumers and others, offering an unprecedented opportunity for businesses to create — and share in — prosperity. For more insight, see “Changes to the Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.”
ROX: How to get started with the new experience metric
by Matt Egol, Reid Carpenter, and Sujay Saha
Make sure you understand “return on experience” — the new way of tracking the results of your investments in customer and employee experiences — and how to implement it.
10 principles for leadership presence
Build muscle memory to support conviction, commitment, and resilience for yourself and your organization.