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Mary Barra | Saul Bromberger
June 30, 2016
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Mary Barra: What Every B-School Graduate Should Know

The CEO of General Motors shares leadership lessons she’s learned along the way.

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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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Unilever CEO Paul Polman | Stacy Geiken
June 21, 2016
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Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”

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3 Things All Good Bosses Do
June 20, 2016
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Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.

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Richard Cox, Lecturer in Management
July 5, 2016
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Creating Authentic Power

How we convey confidence without words.

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A couple holding hands, intent on each other | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 2, 2016
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Power Couples Explain How They Juggle Career, Family, and the Laundry

Five tips from people balancing it all.

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A woman leisurely reading a book. Reuters | Marcelo del Pozo
June 20, 2016
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Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.

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Workers in a large factory | Reuters/Noah Berger
June 6, 2016
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Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.

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January 29, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Do Local Businesses Affect Social Policy?

New research explores the impact of gay-owned businesses on anti-discrimination laws.
January 28, 2014
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Stanford GSB faculty, alumni, and visitors shed light on the power of stories and how to craft an effective one.
January 28, 2014
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Stanley McChrystal: What Makes an Effective Team?

The retired four-star general explains why employees need to have faith in each other and alignment behind a common goal.
January 28, 2014
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T. Renee Bowen: The Political Impact of Mandatory Spending Programs

Game theory shows why “discretionary” spending programs lead to more self-interested behavior by politicians than “mandatory” spending programs.
January 27, 2014
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Peter Georgescu: Companies Must Bring All Stakeholders to the Table

The chairman emeritus of advertising firm Young & Rubicam explains why practicing one’s values “is a winning strategy in business.”
January 27, 2014
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Steve Jurvetson: "Explore What Hasn't Been Explored."

An investor in the space and satellite industry heads to the desert with his own rockets and looks to new heights.
January 22, 2014
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Is It Time to “Repot” Your Career?

How changing your trajectory can lead to greater innovation, success, and meaning in your work.
January 16, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How Power Struggles Escalate

New research shows how business leaders can minimize conflicts within their top teams.
January 14, 2014
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Ed deHaan: How to Rebuild Trust After a Scandal

A new study shows how corporations with tarnished reputations can regain their financial value by undertaking broad-based goodwill efforts.
January 13, 2014
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Researchers: The Power of Proxy Advisory Firms

Two experts on corporate governance say the firms’ influence “may not be for the better, as far as shareholder value is concerned.”