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Featured Leadership Articles


Neutralize Internal Politics in Digital Initiatives

A proactive approach can defuse the internal politics that often derail digital maturation.


How to Recognize a Strategic Priority When You See One

Financial reports provide critical insights into a company’s strategy — if you know where to look.


Why Entrepreneurs Should Care Less About Disrupting and More About Creating

Frontiers |

Featured excerpt from WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us by Tim O’Reilly.


Clearing Your Vision

What CEOs Get Wrong About Vision and How to Get It Right

August 29, 2017 | Dan Ciampa

Many executives don’t understand how to craft a compelling vision for change that will gain widespread commitment within their organization. Leaders should start by asking themselves: What will people see, hear, and feel once the changes have been achieved?

Leading a Digital Business


Don’t Confuse Digital With Digitization

Digitization alone doesn’t make your company “digital” — but these five guiding principles can help.


The Four Ways to Manage Digital Talent and Why Two of Them Don’t Work

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With digital skills in short supply, companies must rethink the ways they engage with key talent.


The Case Against Agility

Ideas that have anchored technological decision-making have become unsuitable for the emerging world.


The Changing Rules of Leadership

How to Become a Game-Changing Leader

To successfully lead major organizational transformations, executives need to align purpose, performance, and principles within their companies. Doing so isn’t easy — and requires mastery of a wide range of leadership skills.

The Five Steps All Leaders Must Take in the Age of Uncertainty

Leaders need a new mental model to better understand the complex interplay between companies, economies, and societies. To do so, they must shift their focus to the broader business and social ecosystems in which their companies are embedded.



How Jobs (and Employees) Are Changing


Leading Teams

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.

How to Catalyze Innovation in Your Organization

The authors’ research suggests that, rather than leaving the development of innovation to serendipity, executives should create collaborative contexts where innovation is likely to emerge from unpredictable pockets of creativity within an organization. By understanding and tapping the power of employee networks, executives can stimulate the creation of these kinds of collaborative environments.


Keeping a Complex Project On Track

Five Rules for Managing Large, Complex Projects

August 31, 2017 | Andrew Davies, Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann, and Samuel C. MacAulay

Large-scale, long-term projects are notoriously difficult to manage. But recent research on megaprojects — defined as projects costing more than $1 billion — reveals five lessons that can help executives manage any big, complex project more effectively.