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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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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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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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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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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.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

February 19, 2014
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James March: What Don Quixote Teaches Us About Leadership

A scholar discusses literature, power, and "the two most important things to know about innovation."
February 11, 2014
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Sharique Hasan: A Smart Roommate May Be the Key to College Success

A study in Southern India shows that high-performing roommates may have greater influence than friends or study partners.
February 5, 2014
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Research: The Hidden Benefits of Gossip and Ostracism

A study shows that talking about people behind their backs and voting others "off the island" may actually be good for society.
January 29, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Do Local Businesses Affect Social Policy?

New research explores the impact of gay-owned businesses on anti-discrimination laws.
January 27, 2014
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Peter Georgescu: Companies Must Bring All Stakeholders to the Table

The chairman emeritus of advertising firm Young & Rubicam explains why practicing one's values "is a winning strategy in business."
January 16, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How Power Struggles Escalate

New research shows how business leaders can minimize conflicts within their top teams.
January 7, 2014
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Hayagreeva Rao and Robert Sutton: How Do You Scale Excellence?

Two Stanford professors discuss their new book, Scaling Up Excellence, which reveals how the best leaders and teams create a growth mindset.
January 6, 2014
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Research: All Money is Not Created Equal

New research by Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shows that the more money we earn, the more money we want.
December 16, 2013
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Nir Halevy: How Do You Resolve a Conflict?

A professor of organizational behavior looks to game theory to better understand how to manage disputes in politics, business, and everywhere else.
November 21, 2013
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Francis Flynn: What Makes People Want to Help Others?

In his quarterly column, a Stanford professor of organizational behavior describes how group membership influences behavior.