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July 13, 2015
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Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.

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A visitor looks at a monumental sculpture by artist Robert Therrien in the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast. Reuters/Cathal McNaughton
June 5, 2015
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Stereotyping Makes People More Likely to Act Badly

Even slight cues, like reading a negative stereotype about your race or gender, can have an impact.

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August 20, 2015
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Susan Akbarpour: “I Want to Change the Way People Shop”

The founder of online tool Mavatar discusses consumer behavior, persistence, and the value of transparency.

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Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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August 20, 2015
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Dennis Yang: “Learn to Manage Your Own Psychology”

The founder of educational technology firm Udemy discusses the importance of focus, support networks, and a strong company culture.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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The Right Decisions Aren't Always Easy, Says Avon's Jung

Andrea Jung stuck with a company she loved. Today, she's turning heads, as Avon's CEO. The firm is a success story in a brutal economic climate.
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Services Market Is Key to Open Source Software

Researchers explore the key factors in the decision to create open source software.
June 1, 2009
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Why Seeking Common Ground Can Backfire

Research shows that conversations between people seeking common ground can influence which ideas and people gain cultural prominence.
May 11, 2009
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Management Values that Count

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May 1, 2009
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Jeff Epstein: Being Part of the Changing Business Landscape

The Oracle CFO explains his long career path—through booms and busts and times of struggle—to working in tech.
May 1, 2009
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Leadership Is Responsibility, Not Power

Stanford GSB Dean Robert L. Joss delivers the year's last View From The Top lecture. He plans to continue teaching after leaving the dean's office.
April 1, 2009
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Time to Detox the Work Environment

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March 1, 2009
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Eric Schmidt: "Change Happens when Things are Hard"

The Google chairman and CEO explains why, even though the job market is ugly, 2009 is an excellent year to be a new graduate.
February 1, 2009
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Brenda Barnes: We Must Support Women Returning to the Work Force

The CEO of Sara Lee Corp. explains why her company recruits mid-career talent that has been out of the workforce for a couple of years.
February 1, 2009
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Jeff Raikes: 5 Things That Make a Great Business Leader

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO says the best managers "know when they need to roll up their sleeves and make something happen."