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Why Managers Need the Six Simple Rules

Conventional management theories and practices are no match for the dizzying complexity that so many managers face. There’s a better approach. It’s called smart simplicity.

Smart Simplicity in Action

Unlocking Productivity in Biopharmaceutical R&D

Despite general challenges to productivity in biopharma R&D, a few companies continue to excel. The key is their superior organizational effectiveness, which enhances cooperative behavior among R&D staff.

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Mastering Complexity

Leadership

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Rosalinde Torres: What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and she shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.

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The New CEO’s Guide to Transformation

New CEOs and senior executives often take over with a mandate for change. A structured four-step process can help them launch a transformation program and improve performance in a sustainable way.

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Jazz vs. Symphony

John Clarkeson wrote that the winning organization of the future will look more like a collection of jazz ensembles than a symphony orchestra. The future is here.

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Stop Trying to Control People or Make Them Happy

In a blog published on HBR.org, the authors of Six Simple Rules explain how employees are most productive when they have the freedom to make critical judgments.

BY YVES MORIEUX AND PETER TOLLMAN

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