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It is very difficult for shareholders to know detailed information about CEO succession planning among the companies they have invested in. Although CEO deaths are rare, the sudden death of a CEO can provide insight into the quality of succession planning and governance of a company. Whereas some...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — When Kenji Tateiwa applied to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he described in the essay "what matters most" to him: his "dream of establishing a perfect energy world." He never thought he would have a chance to apply his expertise in nuclear...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Human resource executives say that diversity in the workplace can have a number of benefits, including improved understanding of the marketplace, enhanced creativity and problem-solving ability in teams, and better use of talent. But social science research is...
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Whether you're negotiating for your firm or for your position in it, you'll do better if you avoid some common pitfalls. Successful bargaining means looking for positives in every possible circumstance. "If I can trade off issues that I care about more and you care about less, then we've been able...
For many of us, the thought of asking someone for help or a favor—be it a colleague, friend, or stranger—is fraught with discomfort. We figure we’re imposing or tend to assume the person will say no, which could leave us embarrassed or humiliated. But new research verifies the old adage, “Ask and...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—’Tis the season, and if you’re like most people you’ll probably end up dropping a heftier sum of cash than you’re comfortable with on presents for loved ones and colleagues. The findings of a recent study, however, might encourage you to think twice about what...
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The study of diversity in the workplace has taken on new importance as changing economics prompt many companies to downsize and restructure themselves into flatter, more decentralized entities. The result is that today's corporations are built around groups that must find answers to novel and...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—The fall of WorldCom, Enron, and Arthur Andersen, and the public humiliation of Kenneth Lay, Dennis Kozlowski, and Richard Grasso have caused the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, prompted the New York Stock Exchange to create new corporate governance...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—There is mounting evidence that giving people more responsibility for making decisions in their jobs generates greater productivity, morale, and commitment. Yet, in spite of the substantial economic returns to decentralization and delegation, many American...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — As greater numbers of women, ethnic minorities, and other "nontraditional" employees join the workforce, the increasing heterogeneity of employee groups has had a greater negative effect on white males than on nonwhites or women,researchers say. Work done by...

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