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Five perspectives on succeeding in uncertainty

For businesses battling the COVID-19 crisis, it may be hard to envision what the world is going to look like in the future. What is clear is that uncertainty will remain constant. These insights from five CEOs on how they manage in uncertain times — which were published before the pandemic — are a reminder that resilience and agility are important drivers of success, whatever the economic and business environment. For more insight, see PwC's Succeeding in uncertainty.
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How to be an outstanding leader

We look at how executives and those on their way to leadership roles can navigate today’s complicated business landscape.
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Make the most of tax time

Taxes are often viewed as simply a compliance issue. But what if organizations thought of taxes as a way to benefit their businesses now, and help them plan for a better future? Here, a collection of articles delves into different corners of the tax world to explain how it’s done.
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12 Illustrations about Management Thinking

A look at the artwork from the recent pages of strategy+business, on themes including overcoming bias at work, competitiveness in the age of digitization, and the ethics of CEOs.
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New Year Reading

Seven books that will help you kick off 2018 on a sound footing.
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How Future-Proof Are You?

Whether you’re sinking beneath your workload or sailing through with ease largely depends on your ability to suss out subtle challenges and turn them into opportunities.
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Are You a Likely CEO?

Track your chances of becoming a chief executive at one of the world’s largest companies, based on a study of incoming leaders.
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The A to Z of Tech Clusters

Brett Gilbert, associate professor at Rutgers Business School, discusses how clusters, or groups of companies that congregate in a region around a particular field, are evolving. For more related insights, read “How Tech Clusters Form.”
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20 Questions for Business Leaders

The entire history of management ideas can be seen as a series of answers to a few pragmatic queries.
by Art Kleiner and Nancy A. Nichols
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Six Questions to Increase Employee Engagement

Leadership author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith — who is always skeptical of catchphrases like employee engagement — talks about the qualities necessary to galvanize individuals’ commitment at work. 
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In Conversation with Thomas Malone

MIT professor Thomas Malone discusses what makes a group smart, why women can increase a group’s collective intelligence, and more in this exclusive interview with strategy+business.
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In Conversation: Eric Ries on the Value of Learning

In the third video interview of this five-part series, Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, discusses why it's important to attach metrics to the process of learning, using an idea he calls "validated learning."
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Are You Caught in the Hindrance Trap?

Do you help bring out the best in your people or do you inadvertently hold them back from superior performance? Complete this assessment to find out.
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How Leaders Mistake Execution for Strategy

Former Strategy& senior partner Ken Favaro explains to former s+b executive editor Paul Michelman that when leaders substitute visions, missions, purposes, plans, or goals for the real work of strategy, they send their firms adrift.
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Thought Leader Interview: Loran Nordgren

In the first part of this four-part video series, Loran Nordgren, an associate professor at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, tells Amy D'Onofrio, enterprise practice coordinator at Booz & Company, that taking a break and distracting the mind can lead to higher-quality decision making.
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The Story of UTCʼs Success–In Pictures

How United Technologies Corporation; — owner of Pratt & Whitney, Otis Elevator, and a wide range of other businesses; — became one of the major corporate success stories of the past two decades.