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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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John Kennedy (R) meets with then Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor
November 5, 2014
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Ken Shotts: Better Decisions Spring From Competition and Balance in Organizations

What the Cuban Missile Crisis can teach business leaders about monopolists and informal power.

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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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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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A man working at his computer.
November 7, 2014
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Lindred Greer: Why Virtual Teams Have More Conflict

A professor of organizational behavior explains why disagreements among virtual teams can escalate more quickly than in face-to-face encounters.
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