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Leading in the 21st Century

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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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Leadership in context

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

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A CEO’s guide to gender equality

November 2015—The case for gender equality is strong. Why is progress so slow?more

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GE’s Jeff Immelt on evolving a corporate giant

October 2015—In the final installment of our two-part interview, General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt explains what’s driving the company’s evolution, how he leads, and why he’s different from Jack Welch.more

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GE’s Jeff Immelt on digitizing in the industrial space

October 2015—In this first installment of our two-part interview, General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt explains why industrial companies are now in the information business—whether they like it or not.more

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Gender equality: Taking stock of where we are

September 2015—Why are women still underrepresented at every level of today’s corporations?more

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Willis Group on the changing risk landscape

September 2015—Dominic Casserley, CEO of the global risk advisor and insurance broker, explains the importance of making businesses, cities, and countries better equipped to survive emerging risks such as cyberattacks.more

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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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