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Leading U. S. Steel in challenging times

August 2015—CEO Mario Longhi discusses leading the company through a difficult period, its search for growth, and what constitutes success.more

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How Grohe finds growth through innovation

August 2015—The sanitary-fittings manufacturer’s chairman, David J. Haines, who is also CEO of Lixil Water Technology, explains how Grohe is meeting changing customer needs through product diversification and innovation—and why CEOs are the ultimate brand managers.more

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Hyundai Card on the power of brand translation and the beauty of crisis

July 2015—Long after CEO Ted Chung brought the credit-card company back from a crisis, he continues to embrace the idea that constant change is the best way to keep a company ready for anything.more

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Dangote Group on the Africa opportunity

July 2015—Aliko Dangote, CEO of West Africa’s largest conglomerate, discusses expansion plans for his company and why now is the time to invest in Africa.more

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An executive’s guide to machine learning

June 2015—It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.more

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Novartis on digitizing medicine in an aging world

June 2015—CEO Joseph Jimenez explains where the company is placing its bets and how it’s seeking to bridge biology with technology.more

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Citigroup on engaging the digital customer

June 2015—For Citigroup CEO Michael L. Corbat, growth will come from within: focusing on customers’ financial needs to help inform the bank’s digital offerings, as well as understanding when to invest and when to stay the course.more

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Heidrick & Struggles on the changing nature of leadership

June 2015—Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of the global executive-search firm, explains the importance of authentic leadership, listening, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.more

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Pushing to build Asia’s biggest bank

June 2015—CEO Budi Gunadi Sadikin wants Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri to be the region’s largest. In this interview, he discusses the consumer-banking explosion, the impact of digitization, and the grooming of future leaders.more

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When to change how you lead

June 2015—It’s fashionable to say we live in fast-changing times. Does that mean leadership itself must change?more

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Thomson Reuters on making information useful

May 2015—The CEO of the news, information, and professional-software company, Jim Smith, discusses how truly meeting customer expectations is at the heart of the company’s effort to continue growing and digitally adapting.more

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How Dow reinvented itself

May 2015—CEO Andrew N. Liveris discusses his company’s evolution and how engaging the customer chain and embracing technology drives growth and innovation.more

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CEO succession starts with developing your leaders

May 2015—Focusing on future priorities and debiasing decisions help, too.more

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