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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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CEO of Ford Motor, Alan Mulally
October 23, 2014
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Charles O’Reilly: Finding a Corporate Culture that Drives Growth

Adaptive cultures minimize predictability and encourage innovation.

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Man standing in front of office window overlooking Manhattan
July 31, 2013
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David Larcker: “Lonely at the Top” Resonates for Most CEOs

Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive outside leadership advice, but nearly all want it.

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John Browne in 2010
September 24, 2014
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Former BP CEO John Browne: Why Coming Out is Good Business

In an excerpt from his new book, a former oil executive explains why he kept his gay identity a secret for decades.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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November 1, 2005
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Al Gore: Factoring Earth into the Balance Sheet

The former Vice President says integrating environmental responsibility with business is "one of the most critical decisions" facing our entire world.
June 1, 2005
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Untested Assumptions May Have a Big Effect

A professor of organizational behavior says senior leaders need to understand how their mental models of business affect organizational performance.
May 1, 2005
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BP's John Browne: Corporate Vision Key to Creating Shareholder Value

In any business, "it's absolutely critical not to lose the plot," says Browne.
March 1, 2005
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Joss Challenges Alumni to Change the World

Business is not only an economic, but also a social institution that should be used to solve some of the world's most difficult challenges, said Joss.
January 1, 2005
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The Impact of a Woman's Personal Style on Career Success

New research suggests that ambition and assertive behavior from women may set them back at certain firms.
December 1, 2004
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Anne Mulcahy: The Keys to Turnaround at Xerox

The Xerox CEO discusses the importance of honest communication, cost cutting, and "not taking a dollar out of the research and development budget."
April 1, 2004
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Bill George: We Need to Bring Heart and Soul Back to Leadership

The former head of Medtronic says business should focus more on sound fundamentals, rather than short-term trading gain.
March 15, 2004
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James Wolfensohn: The New Debt Debate

The World Bank president says external debt is one of the biggest structural issues that the world will face in the next couple years.
March 12, 2004
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Leonard Lauder: "We're a Family in Business, Not a Family Business"

The second-generation leader of Estee Lauder Companies explains why taking the business public was key to global expansion.
February 1, 2004
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Paul Oyer: New CEOs Don't Always Mean Executive Turnover

Research shows that CEOs promoted from within are much more likely to retain the senior management team.