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.


Moving Toward Digital Transformation

Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation

Digital success isn’t all about technology: The 2015 Digital Business Global Executive Study and Research Project by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte identifies strategy as the key driver in the digital arena. Companies that avoid risk-taking are unlikely to thrive and likely to lose talent, as employees across all age groups want to work for businesses committed to digital progress. The report is online and in PDF form, with a Digital Business Interactive Tool to explore the data set.

Dare to be Digital: Transforming Your Workplace

Research in 2014 and 2015 shows that the Digital Workplace is about a fundamentally different way of working with distinctive behavioral norms. Influence, networks, and dynamic decisions become much more important than power, hierarchies, static decisions, processes, and rules that make sense in a slow-moving traditional environment. Making the transition from one to the other can be challenging.


Evolution in 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.


How Do We Make Complicated Decisions?

Why You Decide the Way You Do

December 16, 2014 | Bruce Posner

Curiosity about the decision-making process has heated up, attracting academics from neuroscience, management, behavioral economics and psychology. Researchers have found, for instance, that a willingness to ask for advice on difficult problems can increase a person’s perceived competence, and that too many choices can cause people to make less-than-optimal choices. Here, we highlight six scholarly articles that have intriguing insights into the factors that can affect decision-making.

The Innovative Organization

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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.

The Myths About Viral Videos

Creating Online Videos That Engage Viewers

June 16, 2015 | Dante M. Pirouz, Allison R. Johnson, Matthew Thomson and Raymond Pirouz

The Holy Grail of modern online marketing is video content that “goes viral.” So how does it happen? New research shows that engagement with online video content depends less on what the video shows than how the video shows it. A study of viewer reactions to online videos suggests that the key is to juxtapose content elements in incongruous combinations or to create original or exaggerated content that makes an emotional connection with the viewer — to create emotionally surprising videos.