Leadership Development


Rethinking Leadership

Businesses need a new approach to the practice of leadership — and to leadership development.


Developing the Next Generation of Enterprise Leaders

Organizations need to help executives look beyond individual units toward the broader enterprise.


The Leaders’ Choice

New business executives face a choice: What kind of companies do they want to lead?


What High-Potential Young Managers Want

Talented young professionals exhibit a new approach to both their careers and organizational loyalty.


Strategies in Technology Implementation

How Customers View Self-Service Technologies

Consumers are not running away from self-service options — just poorly implemented ones. Managers often underestimate customer’s need for employee interaction during a self-service experience, as well as customer desires for convenience and for transaction speed. “These three areas have a tremendous impact on the implementation of a self-service technology,” write the authors, “and might explain why some self-service applications have received a lukewarm reception.”

Video: What Digital Transformation Means for Business

New technologies are changing the nature of business in powerful and unpredictable ways. Executives need to know which technologies to adopt and how to leverage them. Kim Stevenson, Intel’s chief information officer, and Mark Norman, the president of Zipcar, discuss how they manage for technological change with Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT’s Center for Digital Business and Didier Bonnet, senior vice president and global practice leader at Capgemini Consulting.


The Transformation of IT Outsourcing

Global IT outsourcing is changing. Many companies are expanding their portfolios of IT suppliers to include smaller, highly innovative companies. The goal: access fresh ideas, new technologies, and cutting-edge expertise.


Should You Outsource Analytics?

Outsourcing analytics can offer benefits, but it requires a carefully constructed relationship.


“Working remotely may be contagious”

Has Your Office Become a Lonely Place?

October 20, 2015 | Martha E. Mangelsdorf

With increasing amounts of work getting done outside the traditional corporate office — for example, through employees working at home — those left in the office may face a lonelier, and even less productive, office environment. In fact, working remotely may be contagious, because if many people on a team aren't in the office much, coming into the office has less benefit for the remaining employees. “Once a certain number of individuals are working offsite, everyone is isolated,” write researchers.

The Innovative Organization

Open access brought to you by PwC-90

How well does your company foster innovation? Open access to these three popular MIT Sloan Management Review articles that offer insights on becoming a more innovative organization is provided courtesy of PwC.


The 5 Myths of Innovation

Increasingly, innovation is being applied to the development of new service offerings, business models, pricing plans and management practices.


Focus on Sustainability


Sustainability-Oriented Innovation: A Bridge to Breakthroughs

Businesses see the value of sustainability-oriented innovation but face barriers that make the transition difficult.


Finishing School for Social Intrapreneurs

The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program develops business leaders for a sustainable society.


What Companies Can Learn From Social Scalers

Small-scale social entrepreneurs lead the way in addressing social issues. Can companies follow their lead?


The Changing Business Climate Is Causing Product Die-Offs

Sustainability is an evolutionary force that will weed out the products unfit for a sustainable future.

Talent Management

How Workplace Fairness Affects Employee Commitment

November 5, 2015 | Matthias Seifert, Joel Brockner, Emily C. Bianchi, and Henry Moon

Managers have an opportunity to interrupt a sometimes vicious cycle between trust and commitment. The relationship between workers’ trust in decision-making authorities and their commitment toward the organization is a self-perpetuating one, and organizations can achieve a higher level of workforce engagement by proactively building and maintaining trust-based relationships. The key, research finds, appears to be the continuous anticipation and management of the so-called “expectation-experience gap.”