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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

October 10, 2011
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Player Hierarchy in the NBA Can Lead to Victory

Unlike major league baseball, salary disparity in the NBA can make a positive difference on the court, says Nir Halevy, coauthor of a new study.
September 15, 2011
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Give Them the Gift They're Expecting

Research shows that when it comes to gift giving, most people are simply not paying enough attention to what others want.
June 15, 2011
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Power Diffuses in Global Corporations, New Book Suggests

Today's global corporations are evolving towards networks of related affiliates, says Bruce McKern, faculty director of the Sloan Master's Program.
June 1, 2011
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Katherine Phillips: African-American Women are Succeeding Rapidly

A visiting scholar explains how black are excelling as undergraduates and in business, particularly as entrepreneurs.
May 1, 2011
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Conference Explores Innovations Transforming Health Care

A new generation of medical "rock stars" are blending cutting-edge technology with reams of old-fashioned data to drive global chance in health care.
April 1, 2011
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Jeff Smisek: Adapting to Ever-Changing Challenges

The United Airlines CEO says amid shifting regulations, economic storms, and other issues, it's key to inspire employees to believe in the future.
March 1, 2011
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Baba Shiv: Why Failure Drives Innovation

Research says how people approach failure can be key to their success.
March 1, 2011
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Researchers: How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace

A study shows that women who display masculine traits ― and know when not to ― get more promotions than men.
December 1, 2010
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Duncan Niederauer: Communication Is Key in Changing Culture

The New York Stock Exchange CEO explains that accelerating a slow-moving company to light speed requires stating—and repeating—a clear vision.
December 1, 2010
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Research: Economics Lessons From Indian Textile Firms

New studies show that firms implementing systematic management practices improved their productivity by 10 percent reduced defects by 60 percent.