Organizational Behavior

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April 10, 2017
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Moral Judging Helps People Cooperate

We are as motivated by others’ approval as we are by material profit, new research shows.

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An applicant holds his resume at a hiring fair for job seekers | Reuters/Gary Cameron
April 11, 2017
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Can Job Referrals Improve Employee Diversity?

New research looks at how referrals impact promotions of minorities and women.

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A woman stands in a fleld of dots |  Reuters/David Gray
March 28, 2017
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The Risk of an Unwavering Vision

A new study concludes that successful tech firms are often “discovered and not planned.”

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 Jamaican athletes compete in the men's 200 meters race. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
February 15, 2017
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What Makes Us Slow Down When We’re Ahead in the Race?

Scholars reveal how to beat the thinking that causes late-stage motivation to flag.

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The Tech Crunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, California.  | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
March 7, 2017
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Why You Don’t Understand Disruption

It’s not that big companies are bad at inventing; it’s that they’re bad at organizational shifts.

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January 25, 2017
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Six Ways to Be a Better Manager

Kill consensus and beware the false negative, says one Stanford GSB professor.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

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September 26, 2016
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10 Tips For Giving Effective Virtual Presentations

What to know before you go live.
September 19, 2016
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The Power of Realistic Expectations

Research shows a way to close a key achievement gap.
September 15, 2016
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Why Are Law Firms Failing on Diversity?

A new study finds that the trend toward external hiring may be partly to blame.
September 9, 2016
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Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

How the lessons of improv theater help business leaders become their true, powerful selves.
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.
August 30, 2016
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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”
August 23, 2016
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Authenticity’s Paradox: If You Flaunt It, You Lose It

A professor discusses his decades of research into the origins, advantages, perils, and future of “authentic” branding.
August 18, 2016
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Use Social Influences to Be a Better Manager

A new book shows how you can create a better team by recognizing people’s needs to stand out, fit in, and shape their identities.
August 9, 2016
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The Subtle, and Unsubtle, Influence of “Colorism”

Stanford GSB alumna Chika Okoro challenges America’s image-makers to think before they cast.
July 29, 2016
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Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.

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A Bundeswehr soldier casts his shadow on the ground | Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
October 1, 2015
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Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.