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Why the Only Successful Companies in the Future Will Be Software Companies

Your products and services—what you do—are the foundation of your business. Without your products and services, you have no business. But everything else—how you attract and touch customers, how you partner with suppliers, how your employees interact both internally and externally—everything else is software.

Joel Basgall Strategy , Technology June 9 2014

How to Prepare Our Companies for the Workforce of the Future

As technology has evolved, outdated industries have waned while emerging sectors have arisen, introducing innovative ideas, business models, economic growth and new jobs. To keep up, we need to rethink our training and education systems to meet the demands of today’s tech-focused economy.

Gary Shapiro Innovation June 6 2014

Capitalizing on the Benefits of the U.S. Energy Boom

CEOs have a lot to gain by staying on top of the still-forming domestic-energy boom in the United States and the huge economic benefits that will result from it.

Dale Buss Strategy June 5 2014

3 Steps for Turning Failure Around Through Continuous Innovation

In May, the Veteran’s Health Administration’s former CEO, retired American Four Star General Eric Shinseki, began hitting a bit of a rough patch in his once highly decorated career. With an employee culture in free-fall, patients dying because the production system couldn’t meet customer demand and employees lying and hiding results about key performance indicators, you’d think Shinseki, a 1965 West Point graduate with 50 years of leadership experience, would have learned something about failure and the need for continuous improvement.

Colin D. Baird Leadership & Strategy , Turnaround Strategy June 5 2014

10 Leadership Lessons From the U.S. Navy Seal Who Led the bin Laden Mission

Admiral William H. McRaven is the former commander of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 3 and the current commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He led the mission which resulted in finding Osama bin Laden. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he recently gave the commencement address at his alma mater, and offered the graduates 10 lessons from his SEAL training that every leader can benefit from.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership May 30 2014

Using the Netflix Rate Increase as a Study in Increasing Prices

Netflix’s recent decision to raise monthly membership fees for new subscribers by $1-$2 offers an opportunity to examine a critical phase in the evolution of a subscription product: When and how to institute a rate hike.

Tom Caporaso Strategy May 30 2014

4 Ways Leaders Can Solve and Manage the Toughest Paradoxes

Nearly every business challenge can be classified into two groups—puzzles and paradoxes. While puzzles can be tricky, paradoxes are always complex and multifaceted. Most leaders approach paradoxes as if they were puzzles with little or no success. As a result, they get stuck. Here are four ways to solve and manage your toughest paradoxes.

David Dotlich Leadership , Personal Effectiveness May 30 2014

Lessons in Navigating Global Growth From the Experiences of Former Avon CEO Andrea Jung

One of the most critical challenges today’s companies face is how to successfully navigate global growth. I saw first-hand the complexity of this challenge during my six-year tenure at Avon, where I worked alongside the highly acclaimed CEO Andrea Jung.

Deborrah Himsel Leadership , Strategy May 30 2014

3 Comedy Techniques That Can Improve Your Leadership Skills

After one year of doing stand-up, I noticed I was a better presenter and much more engaging in client and prospect meetings. It dawned on me that the comedy skills I was learning for fun were actually helping me be a more effective CEO.

Steve Cody Chief Humor , Strategy May 23 2014

Impediments to Tech Transfer—and Solutions

The Impediments Universities, federal labs and research institutes do not have adequate incentives to commercialize ideas. These “idea factories” have [...]

William J. Holstein Innovation , Technology May 18 2014

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