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Businesses Should Steer Clear of ‘Crony Capitalism’

Mid-market firms must have policies in place to ensure they are neither promoting nor bearing the brunt of governmental favoritism.

Dale Buss Governance , Leadership & Strategy July 18 2014

First Time CEO? Here Are Some Tips to Help Make Your Transition Smooth

There’s a wealth of information available for new CEOs seeking leadership advice. Here are a few points I think are perfect for first-timers.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership & Strategy July 18 2014

The Secrets of Corporate Longevity

In an age when Microsoft can pile up tens of billions in cash in a little more than two decades, one might well argue that firms should live fast and—having served their purpose—die young. But more and more theorists now argue that companies with staying power tend to be market-success stories, as well.

William J. Holstein Leadership & Strategy July 17 2014

Longevity and the Family Business: Tricky Transitions

Keeping a family business going from generation to generation can be tricky, especially when you don’t know whether the next generation will want to take over or not.

William J. Holstein Family Business , Leadership & Strategy July 17 2014

Is your enterprise platform still aligned with your strategy?

Given the feverish pace of global business, the time to gauge a company’s performance and act upon this information has compressed.

Russ Banham Business Software July 16 2014

Healing Manufacturing’s Pain Points

Smart manufacturing can heal the pain points bruising many midsize manufacturing plants.

Russ Banham Manufacturing July 15 2014

Making Smart Manufacturing Work

Three veterans offer their experiences, observations and insights on implementing smart manufacturing.

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing July 15 2014

How Private Companies Can Benefit From Boards

While private companies are not required to have boards of directors, some may want to. Here are 6 reasons why having a board in a private company is a good idea.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors , Private Company Boards July 14 2014

The Benefits of Having an Advisory Board

Advisory boards are a great way to have access to a select group of industry experts and thought leaders. These people are close at hand when needed, but do not have voting rights in your organization.

Lynn Russo Whylly Advisory Boards July 14 2014

High-Performance Boards Are the Future

Chief executives run the company, but the board of directors must also lead the organization on the most crucial issues. Monitoring is still important. Governance matters. But the time has come for boards to rebalance their responsibilities. Directors need to know when to take charge, when to partner and when to stay out of the way.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors July 14 2014

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