Leadership

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Human resource executives say that diversity in the workplace can have a number of benefits, including improved understanding of the marketplace, enhanced creativity and problem-solving ability in teams, and better use of talent. But social science research is...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—The fall of WorldCom, Enron, and Arthur Andersen, and the public humiliation of Kenneth Lay, Dennis Kozlowski, and Richard Grasso have caused the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, prompted the New York Stock Exchange to create new corporate governance...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Did President Barack Obama correctly sell the $787 billion stimulus package? Since it has been enacted into law by Congress and signed by the president, one might answer yes. But the fact that the bill passed with little Republican support could say otherwise,...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—How do you tell if CEOs are not being truthful during quarterly earnings conference calls? Stanford Graduate School of Business researchers have developed a model to analyze the words and phrases used during these calls and found some specific speech patterns...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Aiming for the C-suite? You're more likely to get there if you're a generalist. Researching the question of just who is likely to land a C-level job (CEO, COO, CFO) and why, Stanford Graduate School of Business labor economist Edward P. Lazear has found...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—What will it take for major world powers to move toward environmentally friendly technology such as electric cars and clean coal? Professor Robert A. Burgelman and Andrew S. Grove, a lecturer in management and former chairman of Intel, have been researching —...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Huge salary imbalances between CEOs and the people who work for them can send bad vibes throughout an organization, weakening loyalty and eroding the talent pool, says Charles O'Reilly, director of the Business School's Center for Leadership Development and...
Nir Halevy
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Typically regarded as a common virtue, generosity can also be a sign of weakness for leaders, according to a new study. The research finds that contributing to the public good influences a person's status on two critical dimensions: prestige and dominance. "...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In a business environment where heads of companies are increasingly held accountable for performance and boards are willing to use their muscle to push them out, CEOs are being handed pink slips more frequently than ever before. So what does that mean for the...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Observers have long noted that women are underrepresented in the young, fast-growing firms that dot Silicon Valley. Now, a six-year study of high-tech startups identifies factors that can predict how hospitable firms are to women and challenges the common...

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