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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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Someone's hands moving while talking during a meeting.
January 14, 2015
Written

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

August 1, 2006
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Why You Need an Agent to Sing Your Praises

Recent research shows having an agent or recruiter negotiate a deal for you makes you seem more likeable — and can get you a better deal.
April 1, 2006
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Herb Kelleher: Manage in Good Times So You'll Do Well in the Bad Times

The Southwest Airlines chairman and former CEO explains the business philosophy that has his company thriving in the brutal airline industry.
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
Written

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
Written

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.