Featured Leadership Articles


What Sets ‘Superbosses’ Apart From Other Leaders?

Today’s best leaders embrace technology as a management tool but retain a human touch, too.


The New Digital Mandate: Cultivate Dissatisfaction

People who are satisfied with the current way of doing business are not likely to transform it.


How Leaders Face the Future of Work

Leaders need to take active roles in preparing their employees for the new world of work.


The “Best Practices” Conundrum

Why Best Practices Often Fall Short

February 27, 2018 | Jérôme Barthélemy

Many executives take the value of best practices as a given. We have an abiding faith in the idea that the most direct route to improved performance is to study what successful firms do and copy them. In reality, that is quite rarely the case.

Restructuring the Organization

The Truth About Corporate Transformation

Considering the increasing pace of technological change and volatility in many industries, the need for corporate transformation is rising. Unfortunately, the chance of successfully achieving it is falling.

Architect Your Company for Agility

In the digital economy, speed matters. To keep pace with customer demands and competitor moves, companies must be able to quickly experiment with a potential offering and, depending on customer response, continuously enrich and scale that offering, or discard it and move on to the next experiment. Innovating at speed means utilizing empowered teams that are aligned to achieve company-wide objectives.


Improving Communication


No One Knows Your Strategy — Not Even Your Top Leaders

New research reveals the surprising reasons managers don’t know their company’s strategy.


The Trouble With Tweets

How a tweet about corporate culture made the wrong point go viral.


Maximizing the Impact of Enterprise Social Media

Enterprise social media is most effective when both cultural and IT factors are addressed.


Technology in the Workplace

How Emotion-Sensing Technology Can Reshape the Workplace

Frontiers |

February 5, 2018 | Eoin Whelan, Daniel McDuff, Rob Gleasure, and Jan vom Brocke

New emotion-sensing technologies can help employees make better decisions, improve concentration, alleviate stress, and adopt healthier and more productive work styles. But companies must address important privacy issues.


Use Digital Platforms to Cultivate Diversity

Leaders can foster stronger collaboration by using digital platforms to increase employee diversity.

Diversifying the Organization

Could AI Be the Cure for Workplace Gender Inequality?

Artificial intelligence is beginning to replace many of the workplace roles that men dominate.

The Trouble With Homogeneous Teams

Research finds that teams lacking diversity may be more susceptible to making flawed decisions.


Managing Digital Talent


Boards and Governance

The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Create Value for Stakeholders

The old story of business says that maximizing shareholder profit is goal number one. The new story says that shareholders matter, but not more than other stakeholders — which include customers, suppliers, employees, other financiers, and the communities in which companies operate.

Why the Influence of Women on Boards Still Lags

Research indicates that the reason women aren’t making more rapid inroads on corporate boards is that few have reached the most influential board leadership positions. Although more women are on boards now than 10 years ago, very few have been promoted to a post that would give them influence beyond their seat at the table.