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Are you asking enough from your design leaders?

A new breed of leaders can help companies unleash the business value of design.

A game plan for quantum computing

– Thanks to technology advances, some companies may reap real gains from quantum computing within five years. What should you do... to prepare for this next big wave in computers?

Getting practical about the future of work

– Adapting to a digital age will require organizations—and not just employees—to equip themselves with new capabilities.

Understanding the leader’s ‘identity mindtrap’: Personal growth for the C-suite

– If you’re shackled to who you are now, you can’t recognize—or reach for—who you might become next.

Confronting the early-career gender gap

– To achieve workforce parity, businesses should apply the same practices they are using against the glass ceiling.

When women lead, workplaces should listen

– The most valuable lessons of women’s leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.

Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era

– To enable continuous learning, leaders will need to think and act differently.

Boosting the accessibility of workplace reskilling

– How can we ensure that everyone has the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century? Three experts sketch out a vision.

Five ways that ESG creates value

– Getting your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) proposition right links to higher value creation. Here’s why.

Interviews

In disruptive times, the power comes from people: An interview with Eric Schmidt

As we enter a new golden age of technological innovation, nurturing talent will become more critical, according to the former chairman of Alphabet.

How ALJ—a ‘75-year-old start-up’—leads with purpose

– What do Rivian electric vehicles, renewables innovation, empirical philanthropy, and a Nobel Prize have in common? A Saudi Arabian... company called ALJ—and a family’s sense of purpose, say its leaders.

How the British Army’s operations went agile

– Military commanders have had to change the way they operate in the field. Corporate executives should take note.

Speak softly, make tough decisions: An interview with Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang

– The chairman and CEO of China’s e-commerce giant describes Alibaba’s approach to innovation and how he balances analytics... and instinct to push himself to spot hidden opportunities.

Featured research

Redefining the power industry

Quick takes on the pressures posed by climate change—and potential responses.

Bias busters: Avoiding snap judgments

– When making important business decisions, its critical... to put first impressions aside and explore the facts.

Automation and economic disparity: A new challenge for CEOs

– The automation age could widen economic disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, thus affecting where... companies hire, invest, and locate.

Bias busters: Getting both sides of the story

– How can the CEO break employees’ silence and get the critical input needed to make the right strategic moves?

Podcasts

Matching talent to value

The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top. Getting the right people in these critical seats can turbocharge performance.

Getting beyond gridlock in cities

– With more than half the world’s population living in cities, congestion and pollution are worsening. Technology may hold... the solution—but only if city governments and companies collaborate.

Preparing for and managing through a downturn

– As talk of an impending economic downturn takes hold in the business world, executives can take thoughtful steps to help their... companies better weather the storm.

What makes an organization ‘healthy’?

– Research shows that companies can improve short- and long-term performance by focusing on a small number of carefully selected... management practices.

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