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The Essential Clayton Christensen Articles

Executive Summary Clayton M. Christensen is best known for his theory of “disruptive innovation,” but he published a number of seminal articles on management, exploring everything from organizational structure to product innovation; financial tools to mergers and acquisitions. Here is a collection of 11 essential articles. John Lamparski/Getty Images Editor’s note: Clayton Christensen died on […]

Clayton Christensen, the Gentle Giant of Innovation

Executive Summary Clayton M. Christensen viewed management as the noblest of professions — not because of managers’ ability to execute plans or make money, but because of their ability to impact the human lives of those they managed, writes his friend and coauthor Michael B. Horn. With his passing on Jan. 23, the world lost […]

How to Harness the Power of Empathy for Effective Leadership

Guest post from Maria Ross: Let me ask you a question: What does a successful leader look like? Effective leaders are masters of business strategy. They are visionaries who know how to clearly communicate their vision to others. To climb the corporate ladder, you’ve got to make fast, difficult decisions at critical times. Successful leaders […]