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  1. ESG Impact Is Hard to Measure — But It’s Not Impossible

    ESG measurement is an increasingly popular way of holding companies accountable when it comes to sustainability efforts, and of giving companies an incentive to improve them. But measurement, no matter how sophisticated, is much better at capturing easily quantifiable inputs than complex and messy outcomes and impacts. Companies need to do everything they can to understand those outcomes and impacts — and that requires doing … [ Read more ]

  2. Organizing for the Future: Nine Keys to Becoming a Future-Ready Company

    Companies should embrace nine imperatives that collectively explain “who we are” as an organization, “how we operate,” and “how we grow.”

  3. How to be a great sponsor

    When you’re asked to help young, underrepresented talent succeed, here’s what you’ll need to know to do the job right.

  4. 4 Things to Consider Before You Start Using AI in Personnel Decisions
    Which candidate should we hire? Who should be promoted? How should we choose which people get which shifts? In the hope of making better and fairer decisions about personnel matters such as these, companies have increasingly adopted AI tools only to discover that they may have biases as well. How can we decide whether to keep human managers or go with AI? This article offers … [ Read more ]

  5. Simplifying Cybersecurity

    Have our institutions become too complex to secure?

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  1. A Model for Case Analysis and Problem Solving
    An article by Professor Edward G. Wertheim, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University Table of Contents: I. Why We Use the Case Approach II. Your Responsibilities III. The Six Steps for Problem Analysis 1. Comprehend the Case Situation: Data Collection, identify relevant facts 2. Defining the Problem 3. Identify the causes of the problem … [ Read more ]

  2. Michael Porter's Big Ideas
    The world's most famous business-school professor is fed up with CEOs who claim that the world changes too fast for their companies to have a long-term strategy. If you want to make a difference as a leader, you've got to make time for strategy.

  3. Profitably Parting Ways: Getting More Value from Divestitures
    Companies often struggle to capture the full value of a separation. Here’s how to do better.

  4. Winning with an IT M&A Playbook
    What brings repeated success in mergers and acquisitions? What ensures that IT does not cause a deal to falter? A playbook that makes IT integration faster, better, and future-proof.

  5. Decision Quality: Improving Value from Capital Allocation
    Without well-developed decision systems and processes to address the complexities of capital allocation, organizations often resort to long, drawn-out debates; politicking and gaming the system; the gut instincts of a brave executive and staff; or deferring to quantitative analysis alone. With large amounts at stake, the opportunities for improved decision quality can be considerable.

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