Innovation

Bringing Innovation Back

As with insurance and telecommunications, the closely related defense and aerospace industries are grappling to find ways to spur greater innovation.

Let’s Get Creative: Your Business Survival Requires It

Companies must be agile, creative and super-responsive to survive. However, simply spouting the directive doesn’t work.

Keys to Embracing Disruptive Technology

In taking stock of potentially disruptive technologies, CEOs need to stop denying reality and be ready—really ready—for the future.

Domino’s vs. Ford: Two Tales of Integrating Disruptive Tech

Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Co. embraced emerging technology in very different ways—and saw very different results.

Capitalism on the Ropes: Suggestions for Repairing the System

Saying “we’re economically mediocre, but thankfully not as mediocre as the rest of the world, simply doesn’t cut it as a game plan. We could be doing much better says author David Smick.

Jeff Bezos, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire: Is Nothing Out of His Reach?

As the person who turned online shopping into a national pastime, the CEO of the ultimate digital experience has flipped the script and expanded into brick-and-mortar, technology and now even rocketry.

How a CEO’s Office can Help Foster Innovation

Steelcase CEO Jim Keane's office is a working prototype, sending a tangible signal that from the CEO on down, his company innovates by learning.

Improve your Performance with this Distributed, Companywide Transformation Model

Instead of dictating change from the top, this company decided that the “engine” of transformation would be distributed to all levels of the organization.

P&G: Recapturing an Innovation Edge

When Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor makes his annual visit this fall to one of the company’s product-supply technology centers, he’ll ask the assembled executives what innovations will help reach the company’s goal of cutting supply chain costs by $1 billion a year.

What CEOs Need to Understand about Innovation

The experience of two different CEOs running two very different kinds of companies suggest how leaders can create a road map to innovate.
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CEO Confidence Soars In December, Nears Highest Levels Since 2004

Chief Executive’s monthly survey of CEO confidence finds the economic outlook of America’s corporate leaders nearing its most optimistic since 2003.
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Best and Worst States For Business

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EDITOR'S PICKS

How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.