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October 9, 2014
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Kristin Laurin: Do People’s Connections with God Mimic Their Human Relationships?

A scholar finds similarities between interpersonal connections and relationships to a higher power.

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A space rocket as it separates from launcher, Illustration by Harry Campbell
October 15, 2013
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Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas?

What neuroscience tells us about getting the best out of yourself, your colleagues, and the boss.

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Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes kisses his bat during a team workout at Fenway Park, 2013 (USA Today Sports photo by Greg M. Cooper)
March 25, 2014
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Jeffrey Zwiebel: Why the “Hot Hand” May Be Real After All

A Stanford finance professor finds that hot streaks in sports are no illusion. Economists should take heed.

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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.

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Ed Catmull and colleagues
September 19, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

A scholar explains some signs that a boss has your — and the organization’s — best interests at heart.

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Worker in a metal warehouse.
October 6, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: Decentralized Firms are More Recession-Proof

Research shows that flexibility wins in bad economic times.

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Lindred Greer (Photo by Amy Harrity)
May 7, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How Conflict Goes Viral

A scholar of organizational behavior explains how managers can contain the spread of disagreement in their team.

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July 31, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How to Avoid Paranoia in the Workplace

A social psychologist explains why our brains sometimes jump to irrational, distrusting conclusions about leaders and organizations.

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A man in a computer lab
March 24, 2014
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Do Workplace Hierarchies Still Matter?

A professor of organizational behavior says office power dynamics are part of our DNA.
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October 9, 2014
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Kristin Laurin: Do People’s Connections with God Mimic Their Human Relationships?

A scholar finds similarities between interpersonal connections and relationships to a higher power.
October 2, 2014
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William Barnett: When Being a Nonconformist Entrepreneur Pays Off

A study finds that bucking the trend can lead to entrepreneurial success.
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.
September 19, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

A scholar explains some signs that a boss has your — and the organization’s — best interests at heart.
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.
September 12, 2014
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Jesper Sørensen: Why Do Entrepreneurs Take the Leap?

If sudden wealth is not the likely outcome of starting a company, what motivates someone to take the risk?
September 2, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Important Is Authenticity?

When it comes to choosing a restaurant, consumers often value “the real thing” more than cleanliness.
August 18, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: Innovation Requires Delegating Authority

An economics scholar examines ways firms create flexible structures and why some do not.
August 4, 2014
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Peter DeMarzo: Some Corporate Crises Require Big Executive Bonuses

Big bonuses tempt executives to gamble with company money, but they may make sense for a company in crisis.
July 31, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How to Avoid Paranoia in the Workplace

A social psychologist explains why our brains sometimes jump to irrational, distrusting conclusions about leaders and organizations.