Management

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July 23, 2020
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How to Be a Good Boss in Trying Times

Offering compassion, predictability, and control can help, say two Stanford experts.

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June 8, 2020
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The New Work-Life Reality Raises Equity and Inclusion Concerns

Beware of letting the COVID-19 crisis exacerbate established biases, warns a focus group of corporate and nonprofit leaders.

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June 2, 2020
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The Graceful Exit

How to shutter a business when the pandemic forces closure.

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Think Fast, Talk Smart: The Podcast
August 28, 2020
Audio

Managing in the Moment: How to Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

In this episode, we discuss how to embrace failure and incorporate play into work.

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April 30, 2020
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: COVID-19 Changes Everything — and Nothing — about Managing Workers

For employers, best practices during a pandemic are no different than before: take care of your people.
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October 21, 2020
Written

Deciphering the American Voter

Stanford researchers measure the depth of our partisan divide — and suggest some ways to bridge it.
October 20, 2020
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You Might Be Trying to Get the Wrong People to Vote Your Way — or Wear Masks

If you want to be efficient when it comes to influencing others, focus on those who are already (sort of) on your side.
October 15, 2020
Audio

Leadership for Society: The Podcast

Join Professor Brian Lowery as he sits down with prominent leaders for a series of conversations on the most pressing issues of today.
October 15, 2020
Audio

“We Need to Stop Tiptoeing Around Race”

In this podcast episode, corporate diversity experts discuss the challenge of creating paths for inclusion.
October 13, 2020
Video

If You Want to Change the World, You Need Power: Part 1

Motivating teams requires ambition, confidence, and empathy.
October 9, 2020
Audio

Words Matter: How to Make Your Communication Inclusive

In this episode, we discuss how subtle word choice can invite inclusion, or can reinforce harmful stereotypes.
October 5, 2020
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The Good and Bad of Measuring Worker Output in Real Time

Quantification boosts productivity if the task is simple, but demotivates if the task is complex, a Stanford study finds.
September 21, 2020
Video

Building Teams to Tackle the Most Challenging Problems

Yes, expertise matters. But diverse skill sets matter just as much — and perhaps even more — when it comes to solving hard problems.
September 11, 2020
Audio

Showing Your Smile From Behind a Mask: How Culture and Emotion Impact Communication

In this episode, we discuss how cultural values play an important role in how you communicate and how you perceive others’ communication.
September 3, 2020
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Schmoozing with Coworkers After Hours Has Professional Benefits — and Personal Costs

A new study shows that workers’ pay structure — hourly vs. salaried — affects how they perceive and spend their downtime.