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Featured Leadership Articles

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Staying in the Know

How can executives best distinguish usable information from distracting noise?

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Why Managers Still Matter

Managerial authority is essential when decisions are time-sensitive, knowledge is concentrated and decisions need to be coordinated.

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Rethinking Leadership

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

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Employee Engagement

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Why Sleep Is a Strategic Resource

Simple as it sounds, regular sleep is the best antidote for a fatigued or stressed-out workforce.

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Managing Your Career

Time management, office politics, and focusing on skill development are all issues in managing careers. These articles explore the research around which strategies work — and why.

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Is It Really Lonely at the Top?

Savvy executives develop relationships in the social space between public and private realms.

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How to Overcome a Power Deficit

Many factors cause talented executives to be sidelined within organizations, but they can usually be remedied.

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The Power of Dispersed Teams

How to Manage Virtual Teams

July 1, 2009 | Frank Siebdrat, Martin Hoegl and Holger Ernst

Based on an investigation of the performance of 80 software development projects with varying levels of dispersion — members in different cities, countries or continents — this article asserts that virtual teams offer tremendous opportunities despite their greater managerial challenges. In fact, dispersed teams outperformed their colocated counterparts when they had the appropriate processes in place. Those processes can be classified in two categories: task-related and socio-emotional.

Leading Change

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The Art of Strategic Renewal

What does it take to transform an organization before a crisis hits?

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Navigating the Politics and Emotions of Change

Executives can successfully navigate the skepticism and fear that often stunt change initiatives.

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How to Change an Organization Without Blowing It Up

Mining the middle ground between wholesale change and pilot projects can improve your organization.

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Driving Change Through Corporate Programs

When CEOs use corporate programs to drive strategic renewal, program design is key.

Are You Solving the Right Problem?

The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions

December 16, 2014 | Paul J.H. Schoemaker and Steven Krupp

Good strategic thinking and decision making often require a shift in perspective — particularly in environments characterized by significant uncertainty and change. Managers can make better decisions by examining both broad market trends and less visible undercurrents. But the questions leaders pose sometimes get in the way of solving the right problem or seeing more innovative solutions. Here, the authors present six questions that challenge executives to incorporate broader perspectives.