Strategy

Steve Jobs Didn’t Invent Creativity, He Nurtured It

For someone with lousy people skills, Steve Jobs knew how to bring out the best in them, particularly on the creative side.

How Joint Ventures Staged a Quiet Comeback

CEOs continue to flock to growth via organic investments and acquisitions, despite joint ventures generally yielding superior returns.

Using Trade Secret Protection to Build Shareholder Value

Many companies fail to capture the trade secrets in their own organizations, but by deliberately identifying and protecting them, companies can increase profits and shareholder value.

Lior Arussy: ‘Launch and Abandon’ Is Not a Strategic Option

An organization suffers from “launch and abandon” syndrome when there is a fundamental lack of understanding as to how to successfully deploy a strategy.

Dear Mr. Bezos: An Open Letter From Everywhere

It seems like business leaders and politicians everywhere are making a pitch to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters - and we mean everywhere.

What Equifax Can Learn From the Military About Surviving a Data Breach

The ability to act decisively, communicate clearly and keep teams focused is critical to leading successfully in and through a crisis. But even more critical is how they have “made ready” the organization long beforehand.

What Chevron’s New CEO Says About the New Age of Oil

As far as news announcements go, this one was pretty surprise-free. John Watson’s retirement announcement yesterday as Chairman of Chevron was not a surprise, and neither was his pick to lead the oil giant.

Understanding the Mindset of Risk

Those who cling to the ways of the 20th century will soon be relegated to the dustbin of history, embarking on revolutionary change is also fraught with peril. The key question is how to manage these multi-faceted, compounded risks.

Revitalize Your Company Strategy With a “Strategy Activation” Plan

Strategy activation eliminates the gap between development and execution to create a continuous cycle of improvement that incorporates real-time feedback from a combination of both humans and machines.

Business Owners Need to Focus More Time on Transition Planning, Survey Says

While most business owners realize the importance of transition planning, most say they are too busy running their business to think about what’s going to happen to it in the future, a new survey says.
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CEO Confidence Dims Amid Geopolitical Worry and Congress Standoff

After months of patient waiting and little change, CEO confidence is showing signs of faltering amid a...
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EDITOR'S PICKS

To Win at Workspaces, Blur the Edges of the Office

Gale Moutrey is head of communications for Steelcase, the world’s authority on office environments. At our upcomming CEO Talent...

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”.