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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
Written

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
Written

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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April 30, 2020
Written

How Narcissistic Leaders Destroy from Within

When the person at the top is malignant and self-serving, unethical behavior cascades through the organization and becomes legitimized.
April 30, 2020
Written

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.
April 28, 2020
Video

Digital Currency Is Going Mainstream

The e-dollar is coming and it’s up to big banks to either lead or follow.
April 28, 2020
Written

Power: What It Means to Have It — and How to Reclaim It

We all know what it looks like to use power badly. A new book shows us how it can be used well.
April 24, 2020
Audio

Quick Thinks: How Being Present Improves Communication

In this “Quick Thinks” podcast episode, Stanford improv experts share advice on getting out of our heads and into the moment at hand.
April 23, 2020
Written

Contagion, Xenophobia, and Leadership

Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 trigger both disgust and fear. Combined, those can trigger a misguided search for a scapegoat.
April 23, 2020
Written

Reading Through the Pandemic

A Stanford business scholar discusses the literature that can sustain us in a crisis.
April 21, 2020
Written

Mexico City — Latin America’s Future Tech Hub?

A new wave of entrepreneurs are launching in North America’s most populous city.
April 21, 2020
Written

Patagonia CEO: A Force for Environmental Change

Rose Marcario is working to push the business world to stop prioritizing short-term gain over long-term environmental impact.
April 17, 2020
Written

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.