Leading Through Uncertainty Publications

Makes decisive decisions and implements business strategies despite uncertainty. Leads through change, acting without perfect information, adjusting as needed to changing conditions.

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  1. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    January 2017

    Rising uncertainties cast a heavy cloud over growth in emerging markets in 2017.


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    September 2016

    Emerging economies are likely to have another challenging year in 2016.

  2. China Center Quick Note: Back to Basics -- The CCP at 95

    September 2016

    Since assuming command of the Communist Party of China (CCP) in late 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen one of the most fundamental transformations of the party in at least three decades. Already, this shift has effectively changed, and will continue to change, the government relations requirements for MNCs in China.

  3. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Will Greater Uncertainty Lead to Business Investment Paralysis?

    September 2016

    Will greater uncertainty lead to business investment paralysis? In this issue of StraightTalk, Chief Economist Bart van Ark looks at the business implications of economic uncertainty and weakening of US corporate profits.

  4. China CEO Council Session Report - Getting through to 2022

    August 2016

    A simplified summary of selected premises and insights from the June 2, 2016, China CEO Council meeting in Beijing. Some 30 MNC country heads and deputies attended the session, which was hosted by Microsoft. This report summarizes and supplements the PowerPoint workshop decks used for the session.

  5. Brexit Effect: Unpacking the Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy

    August 2016

    Low confidence, high uncertainty, and postponed investment decisions are some of the short-term impacts we can expect from the United Kingdom’s stunning decision to leave the European Union. 

  6. Job Satisfaction: 2016 Edition: Tightening Labor Market Means More Opportunity, More Satisfaction

    July 2016

    Nearly half of US workers (49.6 percent), the highest percentage since 2005, are satisfied with their jobs. The tightening labor market may be partly responsible for this uptick in sentiment.

  7. 25 Truths about Corporate Communications

    June 2016

    Stakeholders and the public expect companies to play fair and contribute to society. It falls to corporate communications to explain the company’s societal relevance and the value it contributes—beyond financial metrics.

  8. 28 Truths about Leadership Development: Insights from the 22nd Annual Leadership Development Conference

    June 2016

    Companies need to develop leaders’ skills to meet the challenges of the business world of the future, rather than trying to develop skills for specific job and roles.

  9. 25 Truths about Executive Coaching

    April 2016

    What’s the right coaching philosophy for your organization? Coaching isn’t one-size-fits-all. Companies should pick and choose among the latest tools and techniques for what fits their culture and their people.

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