Leading Transformative Growth

The business landscape is littered with the carcasses of companies that failed to adapt to changing conditions. Don’t join them.

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Rebuilding America


The infrastructure vital to our nation's future prosperity is falling into disrepair. How can we find the means—and the will—to reverse that trajectory?

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We Need More Women Leaders… Now What?

The statistics are sobering. Women hold 50.6 percent of management and professional positions, yet represent just 15.4 percent of Fortune 500 officers and only 2.4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. At a time when global competition is intensifying the need for businesses to fully leverage all available talent, the numbers suggest a worrisome disconnect: Women are now well represented in ...

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How Effective Is Your Senior Team?

Today, CEOs rely on their senior teams or sometimes several teams more than ever. Thanks to an ever-more-complex operating environment, the challenges of competing in a global marketplace and a mind-boggling pace of change, the leadership role is simply too complex for one person, no matter how talented he or she may be. In fact, increasingly the most effective leaders ...

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Business and Social Contribution

In 1970, Milton Friedman argued strenuously that the social responsibility of business is, above all, to increase profits. In an article for The New York Times Magazine, he pointed out that without profit there are no wages paid and no enterprise with a surplus to offer anyone. Today, many business leaders and activists alike would counter that companies have a ...

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No Trumpets, No Drums: Leadership Lessons From Vietnam

Their fathers' return from World War II was met with ticker-tape and fanfare. Their own return from Vietnam drew rejection and silence. Today, as they've moved from rice paddies to corner offices, what lessons have these Vietnam vets brought with them? To find out, CE looked for few good men.

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