Investors are increasingly seeking firms with long-term growth strategies, rather than ones focused on managing short-term earnings to boost the stock price. This, in turn, is triggering a shift in the perceived role of the CFO — from bean counters to planters of seed corn. No one has done more to spotlight the contrast than […]… Read More


Today’s corporate watchword word is transformation, and for good reason. One study suggests that 75% of the S&P 500 will turn over in the next 15 years. Another says that one in three companies will delist in the next five years. A third shows that the “topple rate” of industry leaders falling from their perch […]… Read More


Detecting marketplace “fault lines” is the key to building the case for preemptive change. Read the article in the new issue of Harvard Business Review.… Read More


Innosight’s seventh senior executive summit drew leaders of companies ranging from Aetna, Boeing, and Procter & Gamble to MetLife, Wal-Mart and Xerox. Held in our Business Design Lab in August 2015, the discussion focused on tackling three critical questions around overcoming the human dynamics that persistently stand in the way of innovation and change at… Read More


Leaders ascend to their positions by mastering today’s (or even yesterday’s) business. Almost by definition, they don’t have first-hand experience with a disruptive shift in their market when they encounter it. A lack of intuition around the new and different can at best slow progress and at worst lead to serious strategic missteps. What should […]… Read More


What should leaders do to boost their organization’s ability to innovate? There’s a seemingly endless list of options to consider. Set up a new-growth group. Launch an idea contest. Change the reward systems. Run an action-learning program to develop the top leadership team’s ability to confront ambiguity. Form a venture investment fund. Take a road […]… Read More