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July 31, 2018
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Narcissistic CEOs Can Mean Big Legal Bills

Companies headed by overconfident, self-centered risk-takers are more likely to end up in court.

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July 30, 2018
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What the Pros Know About Public Speaking

Confidence equals competence. Learn how great leaders handle a crowd.

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June 20, 2018
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The Secret Sauce in Workplace Training

First-time workers do better when trainers focus on “unwritten skills,” such as how to talk to strangers.

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April 12, 2018
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The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica: Does Psychological Profiling Work?

The researchers who warned about abuses of Facebook data show how psychological profiling gets results.

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May 22, 2018
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How Technology Companies Alienate Women During Recruitment

The problem isn’t just the pipeline. Companies struggle to attract women through bad recruiting practices.

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April 5, 2018
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What Makes a Community Resilient?

A Stanford study explores how communities recover — or fail to recover — from disasters.
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February 19, 2018
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The Power of a Free Popsicle

A new book shows the value of memorable defining moments on customer and employee experiences.
February 1, 2018
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Look Beyond “Culture Fit” When Hiring

Research points to another important trait that can determine the success of a new hire.
January 22, 2018
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The Power of Doing Nothing

People love the default option. Why aren’t we using this instinct to better the world?
January 16, 2018
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Reducing Gender Inequality at Work, One Small Step at a Time

Modest, daily actions that target bias are the “building blocks to larger change.”
January 10, 2018
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If Diversity is So Important, Why Don’t We Have More of It?

Despite huge culture shifts in the workplace, the best and brightest are still failing at diversity.
December 19, 2017
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Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.
November 22, 2017
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How Great Entrepreneurs See What Others Don’t

Turn life’s glitches into business opportunities.
November 6, 2017
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Tex-Mex: Culinary Sham or Authentic Cuisine?

Why the emergence of a now-ubiquitous food category can’t be explained by existing marketing theories.
November 6, 2017
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What Internships Reveal About the Gender Pay Gap

A careful study of internships suggests what can be done about the wage disparity among managers.
October 31, 2017
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What Successful Entrepreneurs Know

Founders at companies like Tesla, Paypal, and Airbnb all have traits in common. Learn what six skills they share.