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A yoga enthusiast rests after a class at the Samalayuca dunes, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
April 17, 2020
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Finding Mindfulness in Traumatic Times

Here’s a curated collection from the archives that offer self-care wisdom and helpful life lessons during a period of worldwide stress.

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A reporter wearing protective gloves waits to ask a question to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a news conference in New York City, New York, U.S., March 24, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar
April 6, 2020
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The Crisis Leadership Playbook

Don’t just tell your constituents how you’re responding to the pandemic, a Stanford expert says. Ask them what they want, listen to them, and then engage.

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Florence Thompson with three of her children in a photograph known as “Migrant Mother” taken in Nipomo, California in March 1936. Credit: Dorothea Lange
April 2, 2020
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The 1930s Depression Was ‘Great.’ This One Might Be Greater.

The coronavirus pandemic may end this winter, but a longtime expert says the economic damage will be deep and could last for years.

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A worker wearing a face mask is seen at a plant in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
March 5, 2020
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Fasten Your Seatbelts: Turbulence Ahead for Global Supply Chains

Faced with a mushrooming coronavirus outbreak and ongoing trade wars, global manufacturers need to focus on “operational hedging,” a Stanford expert says.
Discover insights and guidance for leading in turbulent times.
Tips and guidance for remote work and successfully navigating the virtual workplace.

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Corporate business team brainstorming at an office table. Credit: iStock/Fizkes
March 26, 2020
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How to Build Better Teams

Hiring “the best” isn’t always the brightest move.

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May 28, 2020
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How to Keep Supply Chains Reliable When the World’s Upended

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of global supply chains. Maybe it’s time to rethink government’s role.
May 28, 2020
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How to Launch in a Pandemic

Venture funding may be scarce right now, but it does exist — especially for ideas that meet the moment.
May 26, 2020
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The Hidden Social Advantage

We tend to reward the overconfidence of upper-class individuals, even when they get it wrong.
May 26, 2020
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The Science of Influence: How to Persuade Others And Hold Their Attention

In this podcast episode, we discuss communication techniques that can help open people up to your ideas.
May 19, 2020
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Want to Predict Which Videos Will Go Viral? Scan Your Brainwaves.

Our brains can predict the popularity of online videos, without us even knowing it.
May 18, 2020
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Are You Ready for Your Encore?

If you’re thinking about a late-life career shift, here’s some advice from three people who did it right.
May 18, 2020
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The Future of Hydrogen May Be Here

A new study shows that power-to-gas systems harnessing renewable energy can produce cleaner, cost-effective hydrogen for industry.
May 14, 2020
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The High Value of Virtual College Advising for Lower-Income Students

New research shows online advising improves college outcomes for underserved high schoolers.
May 11, 2020
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COVID-19 Is Having an Immediate and Alarming Impact on Latino-Owned Businesses

In a Stanford survey, nearly two-thirds say they will be out of business in six months if current trends continue.
May 7, 2020
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High-Stakes Communication: How to Manage Anxiety Speaking in Front of Others

In this podcast episode, Matt Abrahams shares research-supported techniques for gaining confidence in high-stakes communication situations.