Must Reads

Top management agenda

Culture for a digital age

Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no longer optional.
Culture for a digital age

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.

Organizational health: A fast track to performance improvement

– Working on health works. It’s good for your people and for your bottom line.

Competing in a world of sectors without borders

– Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense... in tomorrow’s ecosystems?

The CEO’s guide to competing through HR

– Technological tools provide a new opportunity for the function to reach its potential and drive real business value.

Untangling your organization’s decision making

– Any organization can improve the speed and quality of its decisions by paying more attention to what it’s deciding.

The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress

– Growth is shifting, disruption is accelerating, and societal tensions are rising. Confronting these dynamics will help you craft... a better strategy, and forge a brighter future.

The new battleground for marketing-led growth

– In the digital age, consumers are always shopping around. New research shows that hooking them early is the strongest path to... growth.

The case for digital reinvention

– Digital technology, despite its seeming ubiquity, has only begun to penetrate industries. As it continues its advance, the implications... for revenues, profits, and opportunities will be dramatic.

Interviews

A machine-learning approach to venture capital

In this interview, Hone Capital managing partner Veronica Wu describes how her team uses a data-analytics model to make better investment decisions in early-stage start-ups.
A machine-learning approach to venture capital

A case study in combating bias

– Following several disappointing investments, the German electric utility RWE overhauled its decision-making processes. Learn how... from the CFO who spearheaded the effort.

ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.

Leadership and behavior: Mastering the mechanics of reason and emotion

– A Nobel Prize winner and a leading behavioral economist offer common sense and counterintuitive insights on performance, collaboration,... and innovation.

Featured research

The roots of organic growth

There are many paths to growth, and high performers take more than one—supported by reinforcing capabilities such as advanced analytics and digital customer-experience management.
The roots of organic growth

What’s missing in leadership development?

– Only a few actions matter, and they require the CEO’s attention.

What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

– We assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for leadership transitions emerged.

Three game changers for energy

– New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system.

Industry dynamics

The two faces of fashion-industry performance

Top-quintile companies are the engines of value creation. Digitization and better in-store experiences will drive future gains.
The two faces of fashion industry performance

Fighting commoditization in chemicals with a better commercial model

– Windfalls on feedstocks and emerging-market growth have masked the margin damage from increasing commoditization.

A new map for strategic growth in banking

– Portfolio strategists need to look beyond economic development when eyeing new investment.

Spurring digital banking in the Gulf

– Regional consumers purchase everything online but financial services. Bankers and regulators need to step up the pace of innovation.

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