In this interview with Forbes, Jacqueline Quintal, financial institutions practice leader at Aon Risk Solutions, discusses the increasingly complex demands of risk management and how they will be addressed in the future, including the changing role of chief risk officers.
Learning from the people around you and volunteering for tough work assignments can help you climb the career ladder, says PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. She discusses why everyone needs to be more supportive of female leaders and why companies need to have a purpose that extends beyond making a profit.
Responding with "I don't know" when you are asked a question isn't always an option, writes Anett Grant. She offers several tips for dealing with difficult questions, such as focusing on the future and showing gratitude for the question.
More than $2 billion has been put into strategies that support "gender-lens" investing, data show. Some of these strategies are focused on getting more women on corporate boards, closing the pay gap or other initiatives.
Coca-Cola is experimenting with ways to get shoppers to buy its products online, and it continues to make acquisitions while denying plans to invest in alcoholic beverages. "Whether it's a bolt-on or it's anything transformational, it's always got to obey three criteria: there's a strategic fit, there's a logic strategically, and the numbers financially add up, and there's opportunity," said CEO James Quincey.
Presentations to upper management need to stick to a single, clear message, writes Joel Garfinkle. "The information you're presenting needs to be just as clear and on message as the words you plan to say -- and when in doubt, leave it out," he writes.
The worst thing a leader or organization can do is fail to recognize the hard work of employees, says former Yum CEO David Novak. "[L]ook for employees who are accomplishing their goals, daily, monthly or even longer, and reward them with something that shows your gratitude for their accomplishment," David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom write.
A list of top business books as compiled by Fortune's Polina Marinova includes "Titan," the story of John D. Rockefeller; "Shoe Dog" by Nike founder Phil Knight; and "The Smartest Guys in the Room," about Enron. The list also includes selections on business fundamentals, management and entrepreneurship.
As the workplace evolves, the ability to be creative is moving up the list of desirable employee traits, writes Eric McNulty. "Leaders should work for clarity about what creativity means for a specific role, and to do this, it's helpful to think about what creativity means in various contexts," he writes.