May in Five Articles by Business Digest

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We use our expertise in monitoring to offer you a monthly selection of five articles that attract our attention with their originality, relevance and/or in-depth analysis. Happy reading!

1. LEADERSHIP
« The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders », HBR Blog Network
This article, which summarizes the results of an international survey by Catalyst, argues that humility is one of the four major qualities of a leader. Does that sound familiar?

2. GENDER EQUALITY
« The 2013 Chief Executive Study », Strategy&
The consultancy firm Booz & Company has been publishing an annual survey of the CEOs of 2,500 businesses for the past 14 years. In 2014, in addition to the results of its usual study, it has published a summary of 10 years of research on women CEOs.

3. ORGANIZATION
« Are Bosses Becoming Extinct? », INSEAD Blog
Companies where there is no hierarchy are often credited with having better innovation capabilities than more traditional organizations. But can this model really be applied to all companies?

4. CUSTOMER FOCUS
« Is Tech Eroding Consumer Loyalty? », Strategy&
New technologies mean that anyone can assess the quality of a service or product in a few clicks, with the result that brands have never had so little influence on buying behavior.

5. ECONOMY
« Business, society, and the future of capitalism », McKinsey & Company
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, explains that capitalism must re-invent itself if it is to solve society’s major problems. He also looks back at what his company is doing to support this process of change.