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Exploring the Digital Future of Management

Which Rules Are Worth Breaking?

Disrupting the status quo is often valuable, but taken too far, it can lead to ethical crises.

Finding the Perfect Price Point

The New Frontier of Price Optimization

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September 7, 2017 | David Simchi-Levi

Identifying the optimal prices for products was once a time-consuming process. That’s changing as businesses start to take advantage of advances in machine learning, increases in computing speed, and greater availability of data.

Developing a Data-Driven Business

Leading Analytics Teams in Changing Times

Analytics teams are often underfunded, misunderstood, and starved for talent. Extracting business value from data depends on nurturing the development and effectiveness of these teams — not just in terms of finding talent, but also in terms of getting leaders up to speed on how to use the insights analytics teams produce.

Executing Your Strategy

Turning Strategy Into Results

September 28, 2017 | Donald Sull, Stefano Turconi, Charles Sull, and James Yoder

Businesses develop strategies to address complex, multi-layered business environments and challenges — but to execute a strategy in a meaningful way, it must produce a set of specific priorities focused on achieving clear goals. Rather than trying to boil the strategy down to a pithy statement, executives will get better results if they develop a small set of actions that everyone gets behind.

New Approaches to Creating Better Leaders

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Putting an End to Leaders’ Self-Serving Behavior

Organizations need decision makers with central (and internalized) moral identities.

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A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Future Leaders

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Some companies are using assessment tools to help identify employees with leadership potential.

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Leadership Development’s Epic Fail

Most leadership development programs focus on competencies but fail to view leaders as individuals.

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How to Become a Game-Changing Leader

To successfully lead big change initiatives, executives must master a wide range of leadership skills.

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“Developing a Powerful Innovation Strategy”

Get a collection of three MIT SMR articles on the benefits of employing a deliberate strategy for innovation in your business. (Registration required.)

Articles included:

How to Catalyze Innovation in Your Organization
By Michael Arena, Rob Cross, Jonathan Sims, and Mary Uhl-Bien

The Hard Truth About Business Model Innovation
By Clayton M. Christensen, Thomas Bartman, and Derek van Bever

Organizing for New Technologies
By Rahul Kapoor and Thomas Klueter

Innovation Strategy

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Free download of this MIT SMR collection is brought to you by Fahrenheit 212 and Capgemini Consulting.

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Managing Projects Effectively

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Five Rules for Managing Large, Complex Projects

Research reveals five lessons that can help executives manage big, complex projects more effectively.

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The Most Underrated Skill in Management

Articulating what problem you’re trying to solve is an important (and underrated) management skill.

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Protect Your Project From Escalating Doubts

Projects can lose momentum if stakeholders grow skeptical. Here’s how to avert a ‘cycle of doubt.’

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The Project Management Tool You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Branding, a process used by marketers, can also be used internally to build excitement for projects.

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Securing Customer and Business Data

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Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy

Decisions By the Numbers

When People Don’t Trust Algorithms

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July 5, 2017 | Berkeley J. Dietvorst, interviewed by Paul Michelman

Even when faced with evidence that an algorithm will deliver better results than human judgment, we consistently choose to follow our own minds. Why? MIT Sloan Management Review editor in chief Paul Michelman sat down with the University of Chicago’s Berkeley Dietvorst to find out.