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July 10, 2015
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How to Be a Better Nonprofit Board Member

Apply the fundamentals of corporate governance to charitable work.

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July 21, 2015
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What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.

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Jesper B. Sørensen | Beth Rimbey
June 4, 2015
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Jesper Sørensen: How Do You Define A New Product Category?

A professor of organizational behavior explains why nailing market identity right out of the gate is critical to successfully launching an innovative product.

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June 5, 2015
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Stereotyping Makes People More Likely to Act Badly

Even slight cues, like reading a negative stereotype about your race or gender, can have an impact.

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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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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

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.
November 5, 2013
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Kristin Laurin: Can Belief in God Affect How We Act at the Office?

Researchers find that just reading about God can affect people's behavior on tasks, even the behavior of non-believers.
October 30, 2013
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Sarah Soule: How Design Thinking Can Help Social Entrepreneurs

A Stanford scholar discusses a collaborative, human-centered approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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.
October 8, 2013
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David L. Bradford: How Do You Manage Up in the Workplace?

The co-author of Influencing Up describes how to build a more productive relationship with the boss.