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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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ScottyMcLennan, lecturer in political economy
July 24, 2015
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Great Literature for Great Leaders

Scotty McLennan explains why studying the classics can give you new perspective in life and work.

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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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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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Engineer Buford Taylor sits on a couch as he works on his computer at Eventbrite headquarters in the South of Market area in San Francisco, California
July 28, 2015
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Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region's veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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March 1, 2008
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Lee Scott: Criticism May Produce Innovation

The Wal-Mart president and CEO says with some issues, like sustainability, feedback can be used to get ahead of society's expectations.
February 1, 2008
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Carlos Brito: No Corporate Jets, No Executive Offices

The CEO of InBev, the world's second-largest brewer, explains how running a lean business leads to a high-performance culture — and greater profits.
December 12, 2007
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Robert Joss Outlines Modern Finance and Leadership Challenges

Stanford GSB dean delivers International Distinguished Lecture at the Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies in Australia.
November 1, 2007
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Richard Fairbank: "Nobody Wants to Work for a Phony"

The Capital One Financial Corp. founder says it's not what's in your wallet, but what's in your heart that makes you a successful leader.
October 1, 2007
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Carter Roberts: Environmental Challenges are Profit Opportunities

The World Wildlife Fund CEO says he's focused on corporate sustainability and conservation politics around the world, not just on saving animals.
October 1, 2007
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Case Study of an African Bank Comes to Life at Stanford GSB

James Mwangi, the head of Equity Bank of Kenya, is the central figure in a major microfinance success case.
September 1, 2007
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Traits that Define Leadership

Focusing full engagement, taking risks, and a culture of forgiveness are elements of successful leadership.
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.