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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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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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Mineral Giant Rio Tinto Balances Politics and Geology

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October 6, 2010
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Business Guys' Unexpected Fame: They Wrote the Tea Party "Bible"

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October 1, 2010
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Bill Drayton: Helping the Social Sector Catch up to Industry

The founder of social entrepreneur funder Ashoka says adding business expertise to social endeavors can "tip the world in the right direction."
October 1, 2010
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Jeff Bezos Makes Magic Out of Online Retailing

The high-tech legend with a multibillion-dollar company accepted the 2010 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year (ENCORE) award.
October 1, 2010
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Sequoia's Don Valentine: What Problem are you Solving?

The Sequoia Capital founder says it may not matter whether you know how to run a company, as long as you "have a dream and a way to solve a problem."
October 1, 2010
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Tony Hsieh: Happiness Leads to Profits

The Zappos CEO says that doing whatever it takes to keep his employees, customers, and vendors happy has led to profits in the end.
August 1, 2010
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Don't Be Too Specialized If You Want a Top Level Management Job

An economist says generalists stand a better chance of making it to top management positions than those with more specialized resumes.
July 1, 2010
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How Did IBM Avoid Becoming Extinct?

Research shows how some organizations manage to be ambidextrous.
July 1, 2010
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What Is the Best Path to Realizing Organizational Change?

Research shows that getting senior leaders on board in advance is the most effective way introduce change to an organization.
May 15, 2010
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Zoe Cruz: Being Shoved Out of Your Comfort Zone Has Advantages

Now running her own hedge fund, the ousted Morgan Stanley executive says forced change opens doors.