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Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.

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Beyonce performs "Freedom" with Kendrick Lamar at the 2016 BET Awards. | Reuters/Danny Moloshok
July 29, 2016
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Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.

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Chamelon in leaves | iStock/Pirotehnik
August 18, 2016
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Use Social Influences to Be a Better Manager

A new book shows how you can create a better team by recognizing people’s needs to stand out, fit in, and shape their identities.

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Chika Okoro speaking at Stanford TedX
August 9, 2016
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The Subtle, and Unsubtle, Influence of “Colorism”

Stanford GSB alumna Chika Okoro challenges America’s image-makers to think before they cast.

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Superman's logo created using sticky notes in a window | Reuters/Mike Segar
July 27, 2016
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The Dangers of Power

One scholar shows how you can gain more power, and why you should be leery.
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September 19, 2016
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The Power of Realistic Expectations

Research shows a way to close a key achievement gap.
September 15, 2016
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Why Are Law Firms Failing on Diversity?

A new study finds that the trend toward external hiring may be partly to blame.
September 9, 2016
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Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

How the lessons of improv theater help business leaders become their true, powerful selves.
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.
August 30, 2016
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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”
August 23, 2016
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Authenticity’s Paradox: If You Flaunt It, You Lose It

A professor discusses his decades of research into the origins, advantages, perils, and future of “authentic” branding.
August 18, 2016
Written

Use Social Influences to Be a Better Manager

A new book shows how you can create a better team by recognizing people’s needs to stand out, fit in, and shape their identities.
August 9, 2016
Written

The Subtle, and Unsubtle, Influence of “Colorism”

Stanford GSB alumna Chika Okoro challenges America’s image-makers to think before they cast.
July 29, 2016
Written

Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.
July 28, 2016
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How Women Can Overcome Bias At Work

Why women have stalled and what can be done about it.

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A Bundeswehr soldier casts his shadow on the ground | Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
October 1, 2015
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Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.