U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently announced a plan to overhaul U.S. labor law that included ending “at-will employment” — the legal doctrine that allows employers to terminate any employee
Several studies have shown that leaders play a key role in determining a firm’s innovation success. For instance, overconfident CEOs, CEOs with sensation seeking personalities, and those with general experience
When we think about the major health challenges facing the world, we tend to think about mental illness, violence, malnutrition, and chronic illnesses like heart and lung diseases. It surprises many to
Software platforms permeate the fabric of our lives, yet only 27% of CEOs in the Fortune 100 have degrees in engineering and science. Join a quarterly earnings call, and you’ll hear plenty of discussion
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Great logos help sell products. But what kind of logo is right for your brand? Researchers analyzed 597 companies to answer this question. They discovered descriptive logos (those that include visual elements
Jie Chen is an associate professor in Finance at Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK. His research interests are in the areas of empirical corporate finance and corporate governance.
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Hardheadedness seems to be rampant. From the boardroom to politics to everyday interactions, we often encounter people (and may also find ourselves) upholding a stance despite evidence of its inaccuracy.
Business publications are filled with articles about feedback: how important it is for leaders, how leaders can both give and receive it, what happens when leaders don’t get it, and even what to do if
Corporate America’s “growth at all costs” has worked for too few, for too long. Recently, leading CEOs at the Business Roundtable came to a similar conclusion, issuing a statement on corporate purpose
Building cross-cultural friendships doesn’t have to be hard. In our research and professional coaching we’ve seen four strategies that people use to avoid minefields and build lasting friendships. They
Career coaching is crucial for recent college graduates and people entering the workforce. Though many have scant experience, they’re making choices that will affect their lives long into the future. who
Where a person is born can shape the languages they speak, their life expectancy, and even how much they talk with their hands or smile. But how does it affect how they build a company? Does someone from
Chances are you’ve attended a meeting today. Was it time well spent or a soul-draining exercise in futility? Although no two meetings are the same, their collective impact on the culture of a company significant.
Whether you are making a large purchase, working on a joint project, or discussing your next promotion, you’ll likely need to negotiate. At a very basic level, in fact, nearly every interaction we have
The World Bank’s annual Doing Business survey has been described by some as the “World Cup” or “Olympics” for governments competing to make their countries attractive to businesses. The highly influential
AgileFall is an ironic term for program management where you try to be agile and lean, but you keep using waterfall development techniques. It often produces a result that’s like combining a floor wax
It might sound odd, but people need the most help not at the beginning of their careers, but in mid-career — especially when it comes to making decisions. That’s a key finding from a research study coordinated
China designed and executed a policy that shrank the industrialization process in a mere 25 years — something that many economies took at least a century to do. That redesign has brought immense dislocation
Since its inception, blockchain has promised to make trusted third parties redundant. In practice, though, whether blockchain is actually decentralized depends on what is governed and how this governance
Deadlines are powerful forces in our work, signaling what’s most important, forcing focus, and driving tasks to completion. That’s why projects that don’t have a deadline can languish on your task list