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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  — Can a macho workplace shed its machismo?  It happened on an oil rig, that most macho of work environments, say researchers who found that crew members on an offshore platform toned down their bluster and macho as they concentrated on a company program to improve workplace safety. Robin J. [...]

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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—We live in an era of environmental awareness, corporate social responsibility, and financial crises and scandals such as Enron. In this climate, the mission of business schools to understand the ethical decision making of managers and leaders has greater relevance than ever. Adding a unique perspective to this field is Benoît [...]

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From Stanford Business magazine by Jesse Hermann, Stanford MBA ’88 Whether running overseas operations or monitoring investments across the world, we have become dependent on our high-tech communication tools to manage remotely. Volcanic ash grounds the flight? No problem — Skype your way through the meeting. Board call at an inconvenient time? Grab your headset [...]

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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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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - The  most generous, trusting, and helpful people are not those with more money, but, rather, those with less, according to recent research. Individuals in lower socio-economic classes tend to act in a more prosocial fashion because of a greater commitment to egalitarian values and heightened feelings of compassion for others. [...]

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In the business world, women who are aggressive, assertive, and confident but who can turn these traits on and off, depending on the social circumstances, get more promotions than either men or other women, according to a recent study coming out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The research suggests that for women to [...]

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This essay was written by Baba Shiv, Sanwa Bank, Ltd. Professor of Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Failure is a dreaded concept for most business people. But failure can actually be a huge engine of innovation for an individual or an organization. The trick lies in approaching it with the right attitude [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Deborah Gruenfeld of the Stanford Graduate School of Business had some sobering news to share with a group of high-level women executives and entrepreneurs. “When it comes to leadership,” Gruenfeld told the group, “there are very few differences in what men and women actually do and how they behave.  But there are [...]

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