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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS— The disparity between the highest-paid basketball players and their lower-paid teammates on professional teams often lead to negative headlines about large NBA salaries. But, in fact, these hierarchies can help propel professional basketball teams to victory, according to a new study from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Typically regarded as a common virtue, generosity can also be a sign of weakness for leaders, according to a new study.  The research finds that contributing to the public good influences a person’s status on two critical dimensions: prestige and dominance.  “People with high prestige are often regarded as [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Ever wonder why that government clerk was so rude and condescending? Or why the mid-level manager at your company always doles out the most demeaning tasks? Or, on a more profound level, why the guards at Abu Ghraib tortured and humiliated their prisoners? In a new study, researchers at [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – What do Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi and Steve Jobs all have in common? They are all great leaders who used their vision as a force of change. According to new research, the best leaders are visionary leaders — those who offer novel solutions to their group’s predicament. “When [...]

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