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August 2014—Many companies have more sustainability initiatives than they can possibly manage. Here’s how to get them under control.more
July 2014—Companies that improve the performance of their working capital can generate cash and see benefits far beyond the finance department.more
July 2014—When the stakes couldn’t be higher, the quality of the decision making can make all the difference. Process improvements can help.more
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May 2014—A handful of pragmatic tools can help managers decide which projects best fit their portfolio and risk tolerance.more
March 2014—Activists are targeting more and bigger companies. Here’s what attracts them—and some tips on how to respond when they show up.more
March 2014—Shareholder activists are having a profound impact on the behavior of companies. McKinsey director Larry Kanarek says executives must work with—rather than against—activists to improve performance.more
March 2014—Budgeting decisions are often anchored to the past. Here’s how to dislodge them.more
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