Issue 105, Winter 2021
In this issue
- Drawing on research of transformative companies, PwC Strategy& authors recommend ways that executive teams can disrupt themselves and become leaders in the digital age.
A new role for business leaders: Moral integratorWith stakeholders and shareholders vying for attention, CEOs need to develop a new kind of ethical leadership to build trust in society and deliver results.
Reaching your full cloud potentialFew companies are harnessing the full power of the cloud to catalyze innovation and digital transformation. Business leaders can change the game by paying careful attention to seven mission-critical factors.
- s+b Blogs
Designing a better meetingGood meetings need to be designed, whether they are virtual or face-to-face.
Navigating an asymmetrical recoveryShock waves from the pandemic show no sign of letting up—and businesses need to plan accordingly.
What it means to be a “human” leaderThere are many types of CEOs. But in a post-pandemic world, those who connect with their staff on a personal level will be the ones who thrive.
- Thought leaders
Super Coffee’s high-energy disruptionCEO Jim DeCicco explains how the ready-to-drink coffee startup is eliminating sugar, doubling down on purpose, and fueling growth.
- s+b BlogsLeadership
Leading under pressureTo control the anxiety produced by moments of intense pressure, first step back and analyze the stakes.
Five ways to avoid the pitfalls of binary decisionsBefore you decide, check how the question is framed to ensure you have all the information you need and have considered all your options.
Doing the right dealsHow corporate leaders can avoid value-destroying M&A.
- Tech & innovation
The world is spiky, not flatThe era of exponential technologies will reshape business by inverting traditional ideas of globalization and changing industries and their supply chains.
To build trust with employees, be consistentLeaders who want to avoid a retention and recruitment crisis need to walk the talk on culture.
Best Business Books 2021
Best Business Books 2021: Old man and the C-suiteTom Peters’s Excellence Now exhorts leaders to focus on the needs of people.
Best Business Books 2021: An unstoppable forceThe best business history of 2021 tells the remarkable tale of a Holocaust survivor who built a fortune in the postwar United States.
Best Business Books 2021: Right out in the openIn Open Strategy, four professors explain how to tap into the power of people when developing and implementing a company’s path forward.
Best Business Books 2021: The pandemic rewrites geopoliticsIn Shutdown, the best economics book of 2021, historian Adam Tooze looks back at a terrifying time and ahead to even greater challenges.
Best Business Books 2021: Taming collaborative dysfunctionIn the year’s best management book, Rob Cross identifies the causes of collaboration overload and offers tips and techniques for curing it.
Best Business Books 2021: The right time to yell “fire!”A collaborative manifesto by academics urgently calling for change is the most provocative technology book of the year.
Best Business Books 2021: Making attention payIn Four Thousand Weeks, journalist Oliver Burkeman distills the central dilemma for today’s consumers: how to efficiently allocate time.
History lessonsAdam Tooze trains a historian’s eye on the fragilities and strengths of our global systems.
Endpage: Recent Research
Quick! Do you know your company’s values?Some companies’ lists of principles are short enough to be easily remembered, while others have more than a dozen entries. Maybe some editing is in order.