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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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April 10, 2015
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Earthquakes President Dave Kaval: How Major League Soccer Is Like a Silicon Valley Startup

Stanford GSB alumnus talks new trends in wearables and the big data revolution.

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April 6, 2015
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Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel: “Do What You Love and What You’re Good At”

The cofounders of Windy Hill Spirits discuss entrepreneurship, career management, and the best advice they’ve ever received.

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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
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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.

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August 1, 2007
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Robert Joss: "Leadership Is Not About You"

The dean of Stanford GSB says, the day you become a leader, it's about the people who work for you.
May 1, 2007
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How Corporate Leadership and Turnover Affect Startup Success

Research says management teams with broad functional diversity tend to be more successful more quickly.
April 1, 2007
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A Wage Imbalance Between the CEO and Workers Sends a Bad Message

Research explores the psychological effects of executive pay on corporate life.
October 1, 2006
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Azim Premji: Failure is Essential

The chairman of the Indian outsourcing giant Wipro Technologies says it's impossible to generate even a few good ideas without a lot of bad ones.
October 1, 2006
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Glenn Carroll: How Do You Successfully Merge Two Corporate Cultures?

A scholar explains why it is critical to understand companies' norms, beliefs, and values.
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.