More Thought leaders

  • November 22, 2011

    The Thought Leader Interview: Meg Wheatley

    by Art Kleiner
    An expert on innovative leadership warns that too many companies are reverting to fear-driven management. Instead, executives should hold to their values and build healthy corporate communities.
  • November 7, 2011

    How Coca-Cola Manages 90 Emerging Markets

    by William J. Holstein
    The world’s largest beverage company has delegated major decision making to individual markets, but it maintains its global brand strategy through collaborative practices.
  • October 24, 2011

    How Female Talent Could Transform Emerging Economies

    by Melissa Master Cavanaugh
    Authors Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid argue that corporate leaders are overlooking one of the most enthusiastic, capable sources of talent in the world: women in emerging markets.
  • September 19, 2011

    China in Transition

    by Sheridan Prasso
    China’s rising middle class will challenge the world’s resources — and press China’s leadership for change, says Cheng Li, a leading Chinese political scientist.
  • August 23, 2011

    The Thought Leader Interview: Sylvia Nasar

    by Rob Norton
    The renowned author discusses how the great economists uncovered the basic truth about progress, prosperity, and productivity, and the reasons you should be careful which ideas you listen to.
  • May 30, 2011

    3M’s Open Innovation

    by Barry Jaruzelski, Richard Holman, and Edward Baker
    Fred J. Palensky, chief technology officer at one of the world’s most innovative companies, explains how to foster the ongoing cross-pollination of ideas.
  • May 24, 2011

    The Thought Leader Interview: Henry Chesbrough

    by Rob Norton
    To escape the commodity trap — and to compete effectively in a knowledge-based economy — business leaders of all kinds need to reinvent themselves as innovators in services.
  • May 24, 2011

    The Art of the Business Narrative

    by Art Kleiner
    Hollywood producer, executive, and entrepreneur Peter Guber makes the case that telling purposeful stories is an essential skill for leaders.
  • April 4, 2011

    The Innovation Advantage

    by Laura W. Geller
    Council on Foreign Relations fellow Adam Segal decodes the rise of innovation in China and India — and what it really means for the United States.
  • March 7, 2011

    How to balance power and love

    by Art Kleiner
    Scenario planning and social change expert Adam Kahane suggests that to master large and difficult challenges, leaders need to learn to act and empathize simultaneously.
  • February 22, 2011

    The Thought Leader Interview: Didier Lombard

    by Art Kleiner and Pierre Péladeau
    The former chairman of the board of France Télécom says telecommunications companies must outpace — or be inundated by — the coming explosion in data traffic.
  • January 19, 2011

    A Corporate Climate of Mutual Help

    by Art Kleiner and Rutger von Post
    Edgar Schein, MIT’s sage of organizational culture, explains why the quest for accountability should start with interdependence.
  • January 14, 2011

    How to Bring Innovations to Market

    by Theodore Kinni
    Management professor Vijay Govindarajan explains why companies have trouble implementing new ideas — and what they should do about it.