- George Bernard Shaw’s 1905 play Major Barbara, the best stage drama written about business, has lessons that resonate with today’s audiences.
- October 25, 2019 by Daniel AkstIn his new book, historian Andrew Roberts delves into the experiences of wartime leaders to produce lessons for heads of business.
- Typical crisis planning focuses on specific potential shocks. But how do you prepare for an unforeseen “asymmetric” threat — one that comes out of nowhere, with no rule book to follow?
- Instead of returning capital to shareholders through buybacks and dividends, companies will have to invest aggressively in profitable growth initiatives.
- November 7, 2017 by Sally HelgesenCaptains Courageous and Agile
- October 17, 2017 by Augusto GiacomanPracticing mindful followership lets people build up crucial skills that help them run organizations effectively.
- August 8, 2017 by Andrew ApostolouAs the global defense industry embraces digital technology, it is creating a new type of warfare with different winners and losers.
- Military contractors are reinventing themselves for a world of rapidly evolving technology and new geopolitical relationships.
- December 5, 2016 by Sally HelgesenAn innovative program helps seasoned women executives — including former military officers — plan what to do next.
- Contractors in the aerospace and defense sector can fend off aggressive activist investors by adopting a capabilities-driven approach.
- The beverage alcohol world is ripe for disruption, and distributors who are willing to navigate the industry’s hurdles will find opportunities for growth.
- May 26, 2015 by Katie FehrenbacherAddressing climate change with a sense of urgency isn’t a matter of morality, two economists argue. It’s about managing risk.
- February 24, 2015 by Eric J. McNultyWhen it comes to data thieves, no company is immune. Leaders, here’s how to prepare.
- In this turbulent energy environment, only a few companies will be focused enough to win.
- January 27, 2015 by Theodore KinniIn Against the Tide, retired rear admiral Dave Oliver examines the management techniques of Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy.
- January 22, 2015 by Matt PalmquistThe loss in stock value and trading volume for companies targeted by phishing scams proves that firms have plenty to lose from these high-tech attacks.
- November 20, 2014 by Matt PalmquistDespite lawyers’ conventional wisdom, becoming a household name can actually be a brilliant marketing strategy.
- November 3, 2014 by Matt PalmquistYour own employees may pose a bigger IT hazard than outside threats.
- October 9, 2014 by Theodore KinniModern Mercenary is a fascinating look at the free market for force and the companies that profit from it.
- September 30, 2014 by Eric J. McNultyHolding people, companies, or systems responsible for their mistakes is about more than just pointing a finger at the most convenient target.
- September 2, 2014 by Matt PalmquistExecutives who take more chances may prove to be a better long-term bet than those who play it safe.
- August 8, 2014 by Al KentThe benefits of an organic, more iterative approach to product development. See also “Lessons in Product Design from Modern Warfare — In Pictures.”
- To win in emerging markets, defense and security contractors need to move beyond equipment sales and help their clients develop broader capabilities.
- June 11, 2014 by Susan CrammEffective leaders focus on powerful possibilities, not problems.
- May 12, 2014 by Orly LobelDeparting staffers can become a source of new networks and competitive intelligence.
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