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August 20, 2014
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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader’s Influence?

Stanford GSB researchers find that sometimes it is better not to sweat the small stuff.

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March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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Elizabeth Holmes
February 4, 2015
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Elizabeth Holmes: “I Wasn’t Weighted by Influences That I Couldn’t Do It”

How a college dropout became the youngest self-made woman billionaire.

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Huggy Rao
January 21, 2015
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Huggy Rao: How to Lead Change Within Your Organization

Professor Huggy Rao provides a practical framework for changing your company from the inside out.

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January 14, 2015
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Zakary Tormala: Why Certainty Matters in Business

A psychologist explores what makes our attitudes change over time.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

Latest Stories in Leadership

November 1, 2010
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Academic Researchers Need to Learn to Talk Across Disciplines

A professor argues explores why it is difficult for researchers to learn to talk to peers from other areas of academia.
November 1, 2010
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Carlos Brito: Corporate Success Depends on Individual Employees

The head of the world's largest beer marketer says success is built on high-performers who challenge each other and don't take criticism personally.
November 1, 2010
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Mineral Giant Rio Tinto Balances Politics and Geology

An executive with the world's leading mineral producer explains the challenges of running a global company that must "go where the resources are."
October 6, 2010
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Business Guys' Unexpected Fame: They Wrote the Tea Party "Bible"

Two alums find their book about leaderless organizations has resonated with groups ranging from the Tea Party to environmental organizations.
October 1, 2010
Written

Bill Drayton: Helping the Social Sector Catch up to Industry

The founder of social entrepreneur funder Ashoka says adding business expertise to social endeavors can "tip the world in the right direction."
October 1, 2010
Written

Jeff Bezos Makes Magic Out of Online Retailing

The high-tech legend with a multibillion-dollar company accepted the 2010 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year (ENCORE) award.
October 1, 2010
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Sequoia's Don Valentine: What Problem are you Solving?

The Sequoia Capital founder says it may not matter whether you know how to run a company, as long as you "have a dream and a way to solve a problem."
October 1, 2010
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Tony Hsieh: Happiness Leads to Profits

The Zappos CEO says that doing whatever it takes to keep his employees, customers, and vendors happy has led to profits in the end.
August 1, 2010
Written

Don't Be Too Specialized If You Want a Top Level Management Job

An economist says generalists stand a better chance of making it to top management positions than those with more specialized resumes.
July 1, 2010
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How Did IBM Avoid Becoming Extinct?

Research shows how some organizations manage to be ambidextrous.