Organizational Behavior

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December 11, 2018
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Beyond Social Networks: How Cultural Beliefs Really Spread

From anti-vaxxing to gun control, the propagation of beliefs and behaviors is influenced as much by the meanings we ascribe to them as by our social circles.

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Matt Abrahams: Amplify your image. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
December 6, 2018
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Make the Most of Your Virtual Communications

How you present yourself on screen can make or break your credibility.

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An African American businessman watching videos on his tablet at the airport. Credit: iStock/rawpixel
December 3, 2018
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2018’s Most-Watched Stanford GSB Videos

Viewers sought advice from IBM’s Ginni Rometty and former CIA Director David Petraeus, as well as insights from faculty about what our emails reveal about us.

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November 26, 2018
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Does Workplace Ageism Affect Women and Men Differently?

A new study suggests that women are perceived as less of a threat by younger colleagues.

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Five business people reading on their phones and tablets. Credit: iStock/peopleimages
December 3, 2018
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Seven Most-Read Stories of 2018

From tips for career satisfaction to an economist’s stint as an Uber driver, here are the stories that caught our readers’ attention.

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Amir Goldberg. Credit: Gabriela Hasbun
November 20, 2018
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Why Leaders Shouldn’t Ignore Company Culture

Should you hire the team player or the renegade?
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

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October 18, 2018
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Are You an Ethical Leader?

Good intentions and gut instinct won’t take you far enough, say two Stanford GSB professors.
September 14, 2018
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What Does “Catalyst” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty suggest books and articles related to the theme.
September 13, 2018
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Three Ways to Lead More Effective Teams

A Stanford expert on workplace dynamics shows why many teams fail.
September 7, 2018
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What’s the Value of Labor When It’s a Labor of Love?

Artisans who find meaning in their masterpieces are more likely to charge less to connoisseurs.
August 24, 2018
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Exploring the Origins of Foreign Cultural Values

As businesses go global, it pays to understand the beliefs underpinning behaviors that might seem strange.
August 17, 2018
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The Consequences of Viral Outrage

Even justified outcries can backfire when people pile on.
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.
July 30, 2018
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What the Pros Know About Public Speaking

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