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

February 2016—Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.more

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How shared-services organizations can prepare for a digital future

February 2016—To complement their efforts to build innovative customer experiences, companies should consider ways to digitize back-office functions and optimize company performance.more

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Cutting through the noise around financial technology

February 2016—We estimate there are today more than 2,000 start-ups offering traditional and new financial services. Here's how banks should respond.more

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Pharma M&A: Agile shouldn’t mean ad hoc

February 2016—Under pressure to be active acquirers, some pharmaceutical and medical-products companies may be neglecting best practices. Here’s where they can most improve.more

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Creating value from long-term bets

February 2016—Corning’s CEO reminds us that big corporate achievements rarely come overnight.more

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Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

January 2016—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.more

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How healthcare systems can become digital-health leaders

January 2016—The potential of digitization is well understood, yet healthcare systems are struggling to convert ambition into reality. Here’s what we recommend.more

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Transforming expert organizations

January 2016—Improving operations and client experience in B2B organizations is hard because they rely so heavily on highly skilled experts. But those experts can also be the source of a solution.more

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Leadership in context

January 2016—Organizational health matters more than you might expect.more

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How private-equity owners lean into turnarounds

January 2016—PE-backed companies outperform their public counterparts during periods of distress because the owners play a more active role in management.more

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Knowing when corporate headquarters adds rather than subtracts value

January 2016—Reduce value destruction by applying three tests to initiatives from the center.more

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Automating the insurance industry

January 2016—A more digital world will place a premium on some skills while reducing the need for others.more

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