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October 12, 2016

A Better Way to Diffuse Racial Discrimination

Research shows why understanding the source of discrimination matters.


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September 15, 2016

Why Are Law Firms Failing on Diversity?

A new study finds that the trend toward external hiring may be partly to blame.


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August 18, 2016

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.


Beyonce performs "Freedom" with Kendrick Lamar at the 2016 BET Awards. | Reuters/Danny Moloshok
July 29, 2016

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.


Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016

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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September 19, 2016

The Power of Realistic Expectations

Research shows a way to close a key achievement gap.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

June 6, 2016

Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.
May 27, 2016

Why the Most “Cultured” Among Us May Be the Most Resistant to Change

A professor finds that so-called cultural leaders aren’t leading at all.
May 19, 2016

The Peril of Power Without Status

Jobs that grant control over resources but lack respect can ignite conflict.
April 21, 2016

Finding the Next Billion-Dollar Company

Want to spot a unicorn? Look for the horse running against the herd.
April 13, 2016

How One Social Enterprise Is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
April 7, 2016

Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.
April 4, 2016

A Big Data Approach to Public Speaking

Key takeaways from analyzing 100,000 presentations.
March 29, 2016

Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.
March 23, 2016

What Business Can Learn from Protestors

Protests do more than draw attention to causes. They can also spur innovation.
March 15, 2016

Solving Silicon Valley’s Gender Problem

The authors of a survey on women in high tech answer the question: What now?


A Bundeswehr soldier casts his shadow on the ground | Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
October 1, 2015

Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.