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Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less

– Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.
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Transforming into an analytics-driven insurance carrier

– Using data is nothing new to insurance carriers and actuaries. Yet the boom in advanced analytics is driving fundamental change.
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Toward a value-creating board

– The amount of time board directors spend on their work and commit to strategy is rising. But in a new survey, few respondents... rate their boards as effective at most tasks or report good feedback or training practices.
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How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic

– Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and... create a more productive environment for everyone.
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Eradicating polio in Nigeria

– The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges.
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How shared-services organizations can prepare for a digital future

– To complement their efforts to build innovative customer experiences, companies should consider ways to digitize back-office functions... and optimize company performance.
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Cutting through the noise around financial technology

– We estimate there are today more than 2,000 start-ups offering traditional and new financial services. Here's how banks should... respond.
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Creating value from long-term bets

– Corning’s CEO reminds us that big corporate achievements rarely come overnight.
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Knowing when corporate headquarters adds rather than subtracts value

– Reduce value destruction by applying three tests to initiatives from the center.

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Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

– Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to... get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders.
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How private-equity owners lean into turnarounds

– PE-backed companies outperform their public counterparts during periods of distress because the owners play a more active role... in management.
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Leadership in context

– Organizational health matters more than you might expect.
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Automating the insurance industry

– A more digital world will place a premium on some skills while reducing the need for others.

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Globalization for the little guy

– Digitization has opened the door for emerging economies, small businesses, and individuals to participate directly in globalization.
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Fostering an open, secure digital economy

– US secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker discusses efforts to make the Internet a free, open, and available asset—while respecting... user privacy and providing security.
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Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores

– While the most advanced sectors, companies, and individuals push the boundaries of technology use, the US economy as a whole is... realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential.
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Moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil

– Saudi Arabia must realize the potential of its non-oil economy through a productivity-led transformation.

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