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March 26, 2015
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Negotiating the Big Deal: Cooperation Can Beat Confrontation

A scholar says being ambitious doesn’t necessarily mean being aggressive.

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January 14, 2015
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Zakary Tormala: Why Certainty Matters in Business

A psychologist explores what makes our attitudes change over time.

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April 2, 2015
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Scotty McLennan: The Benefits of Mixing Spirituality With Work

Stanford’s former Dean for Religious Life says there’s no need to check your religion at the door on Monday.
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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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A sign on a light in a startup office that reads, "Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are trying to change the world." Reuters/Thomas Peter
March 11, 2015
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How to Preserve a Startup Culture as a Company Grows

The intense atmosphere at startups can make conflicts difficult to resolve.

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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.
April 1, 2005
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Jack Welch: Create Candor in the Workplace

The former head of GE says, "people are afraid to speak out" in a bureaucracy, which creates an environment that slows you down.
February 1, 2005
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Edward Lazear: Generalists Succeed as Entrepreneurs

Survey data confirms that those who have had a variety of jobs and experiences are more likely to start their own companies.
February 1, 2005
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Smart Startups Don't Wait to Set Up Accounting Systems

A study shows that those with early financial monitoring systems grow faster in revenues and head count.
February 1, 2005
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When CEOs Are Paid for Bad Performance

Does excessive pay for less-skilled CEOs signal a breakdown in corporate governance?
January 1, 2005
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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."
December 1, 2004
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How Do We Work Together on Sustainable Development?

Top U.S. environmentalists note that most Americans are "pro-environment," but the lack of a unified approach hinders progress.
October 1, 2004
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Even the Furniture Can Affect Business Attitudes

A study shows that design cues can put people in a competitive or collaborative frame of mind.
April 1, 2004
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Deborah Gruenfeld: Diverse Teams Produce Better Decisions

Research suggests that those with a team's minority viewpoint force the majority to think more and consider diverse evidence.