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August 27, 2015

Why White People Downplay Their Individual Racial Privileges

Research shows that white Americans, when faced with evidence of racial privilege, deny that they have benefited personally.


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September 9, 2015

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why the Leadership Industry Has Failed

Advice given to leaders is too often based on the ideal world, not reality.


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September 11, 2015

How to Know When It is Time to Switch to Plan B

Novice entrepreneurs often make the mistake of sticking with a business plan for too long.


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September 8, 2015

Adina Sterling: What Your New Co-Workers Know About You Matters

First impressions follow new hires into their tenure at a job.


Members of the audience listen as Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne speaks at the Institute of Directors annual convention in London September 18, 2013. | REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
September 3, 2015

How to Handle Audience Skepticism

Anyone with a novel idea, from an entrepreneur to a product marketer, should know how to handle a suspicious audience.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

May 12, 2014

Frank Flynn: Are We Intuitively Cooperative or Selfish?

Research examines whether people are more naturally self-interested or cooperative.
May 7, 2014

Lindred Greer: How Conflict Goes Viral

A scholar of organizational behavior explains how managers can contain the spread of disagreement in their team.
April 25, 2014

Ori Brafman: Does Your Business Hire Enough “Unusual Suspects”?

A Stanford GSB alumnus explains how chaos theory can help video game companies, hospitals, and the U.S. military.
April 21, 2014

Researchers: Does Breaking Bread Help Make a Negotiation a Success?

Deals over lunch may be tasty, but here’s why they’re not always smart.
April 16, 2014

Researchers: How Polarized Are U.S. Voters?

A pair of sociologists finds the answer — and uncovers political subcultures in the process.
April 11, 2014

Researchers: A Few Bad Hair Days Can Change Your Life

New research explores how your feelings about how you look affect how you behave.
April 10, 2014

How the Boston Marathon Bombing Inspired a New Life Path

An alumna of Stanford Graduate School of Business finds lessons in life and business after last year's tragedy.
March 28, 2014

Research: Do We Shy Away From Pivotal Calls?

A new study shows that at least one type of decision-maker — the Major League Baseball umpire — is biased when the stakes are high.
March 25, 2014

Daniel McFarland: What Is the Secret to a Happy Collaboration?

A Stanford sociologist examines why workers team up with the same people again and again.
March 25, 2014

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.