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An agenda for the talent-first CEO

In tumultuous times, a company’s talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization that truly unleashes its human capital?
An agenda of a talent-first CEO

Strategy to beat the odds

– If you internalize the real odds of strategy, you can tame its social side and make big moves.

Why digital strategies fail

– Most digital strategies don’t reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means... to compete. Companies should watch out for five pitfalls.

What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business

– Artificial intelligence is a moving target. Here’s how to take better aim.

Organizing for the age of urgency

– To compete at the speed of digital, you need to unleash your strategy, your structure, and your people.

Why digital transformation is now on the CEO’s shoulders

– Big data, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence hold such disruptive power that they have inverted the dynamics... of technology leadership.

The four questions to ask when serving on a nonprofit board

– Directors need to probe, nudge, and prod to make sure the organization achieves its full potential.

Memo to the CEO: Are you the source of workplace dysfunction?

– Rudeness and bullying are rife, says Stanford professor Bob Sutton. Wise leaders figure out how to fix their teams and organizations;... and they start by taking a long look in the mirror.

Where is technology taking the economy?

– We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic... era—a distributive one—where different rules apply.


Digitizing dairy in China

The CEO of China’s second-largest dairy company describes how data and artificial intelligence are shaking up how he does business.
Jeffery Lu

Data as jet fuel: An interview with Boeing’s CIO

– It isn’t always comfortable, but data analytics is helping Boeing reach new heights.

Working across many cultures at Western Union

– The CEO of the global money-transfer company explains how it brings in the multicultural voice of the consumer through a broadly... diverse team of top executives.

Wellness at work: The promise and pitfalls

– It takes more than a discounted health-club membership to move the needle on employee well-being.

Featured research

Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

What we know—and what everyone needs to know—about the quest for equality.
Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

Democratizing diversity

– The general manager of people and culture at Australia’s Origin Energy explains why it’s important to go beyond top-down objectives... and targets.

The yin and yang of organizational health

– Sustained performance over the long term and successful transformation in the near term require many of the same ingredients.

Putting the right price on customer interactions

– Consumers are willing to pay more for choice in their interactions, yet most companies remain perplexed about which ones their... customers really want—and how much to charge for them.

Industry dynamics

Resetting the cost base

Technology is creating opportunities and threats for the supplies of traditional industries from utilities to pulp and paper to construction.
Resetting the cost base

Competing in a world of digital ecosystems

– New players and blurring sector borders are starting to influence the competitive outlook in a wide range of industries. Here’s... a close-in look at changes afoot in automobiles and banking.

Applying stress tests beyond banking

– The technique can provide important insights to many companies operating under uncertainty.

How the semiconductor industry is taking charge of its transformation

– Three snapshots demonstrate areas of change and opportunity.

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