Transforming information into insight
Focus on six organizational elements to build a world-class data and insights capability.
THE URGENT NEED FOR SOPHISTICATED LEADERSHIP
The pandemic has highlighted a series of paradoxes inherent to the work of leaders. What comes next will depend on how well leaders face up to them.
The road to successful change is lined with trade-offs
Rather than trying to convince people your change initiative is the right one, invite them to talk openly about what it might take to implement it: the good, the bad, and the frustrating.
Sustaining productivity virtually
Maintaining productivity levels among remote employees is an enduring challenge. Here are five ways to help businesses and employees thrive while people work at home.
FORWARD TO normal
Entertainment and media companies are building business models that are resilient to the enduring changes in consumer behavior ushered in by COVID-19.
How leaders can promote racial justice in the workplace
Embrace four principles to turn today’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives into sustained progress.
CREATING THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE
In a remodeled world, it is vital for companies to reinvent ways of working.
Consumer companies must take leaps, not steps
As shoppers show how quickly they can adapt to external shocks, retailers will need to radically reconfigure their business models.
Businesses can fast-track innovation to help during a crisis
“Unrealistic” timelines can actually work. Here’s how.
Agility and experience management work better together
Many companies achieve early wins with separate transformational efforts, then stall. But if combined and enhanced using “return on experience,” or ROX, measures, these two programs can unlock each other’s potential.
The Thought Leader Interview: Dr. Thomas Frieden
The former director of the CDC and current head of Resolve to Save Lives explains why public health is the route to economic health.
The hidden value in getting compliance right
In times of crisis and recovery, a strategic approach to compliance can build trust and create value for customers, stakeholders, and society at large.
REGENERATIVE PRODUCTS JUST MIGHT SAVE THE PLANET — AND THE ECONOMY
Business ventures that go beyond emissions reductions to actually remove existing carbon and other pollutants from the environment could be good for both the planet and profits.
Why managing uncertainty is a key leadership skill
The ability to cope with ambiguity is at a particular premium.
Spark and sustain growth by focusing on company culture
Businesses that identify organizational strengths will be better positioned to weather the disruptions of COVID-19.
THE EVOLUTION OF WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP
Understanding how female leaders have developed over time can help us embrace the potential for their future advancement.
Deals will reshape industries in the time of COVID-19
Crisis creates business opportunities. This time, M&A activity will lead the way, and buyers will be in the driver’s seat.
Adapting To a new WORLD
Facing the challenges of the post-COVID-19 landscape.
Companies will have to get creative to advance sustainability amid crisis
As COVID-19 plunges the world into recession, consumers will be more sensitive to price.
A lesson in creating successful companies that care
The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting how altruistic businesses adapt, remain flexible, and survive.
It's time to stop calling every firm that uses technology a tech company
Defining a company begins by looking at what it produces and sells, not at what enables it to do so.
The Simplicity Principle and why six is the perfect number for better management
“Keep it simple” and “learn from nature” are positive mantras to live and work by.
THE MOST AGILE DAY
What the Allied invasion of Normandy has to teach us about the power and utility of organizational agility.
Investors and asset managers are chasing a new shade of green
The environment and other aspects of sustainability are becoming top concerns for investment CEOs and their clients.
The Thought Leader Interview: Stephen A. Schwarzman
The Blackstone Group CEO discusses what it takes to think big — in business, deals, and philanthropy.
How to help your employees own your strategy
Shifting from cascading information to chartering teams can generate the clarity and commitment your new strategy requires.
SIX KEYS TO UNLOCKING UPSKILLING AT SCALE
Research suggests that with the right mind-set, technological literacy, and community engagement, you can shepherd your entire workforce into the digital future.
Is your board risk-ready?
Company directors face heightened pressure to assess and manage risk at the organizations they oversee — and in the boardroom itself.
How to succeed in uncertain times
In a difficult environment, leaders need to resist the impulse to adopt a defensive pose. They must instead take actions that will position their organization for success.
FORCES OF nature
Understanding how ecosystems grow, thrive, and regenerate can help leaders steer their organization.