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Are You Seen as a Jerk at Work? A New Study Reveals That Many People Are Oblivious to How They Come Across to Counterparts and Colleagues

Press Release | June 30, 2014

Columbia Business School research highlights the disconnect between peoples’ own views and their counterparts’ views of their assertiveness—and the impact it can have on negotiations

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The Path of Least Dysfunction

Media Mentions | June 29, 2014 | Livemint

In his book, The Org: How The Office ‘Really’ Works, Prof. Ray Fisman discusses the history, idiosyncrasies, and key challenges of the modern–day corporation.

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The Unheralded Path to Success: Be Invisible

Media Mentions | June 25, 2014 | Marketplace Radio

Prof. Bob Bontempo says that people enter jobs with exposure levels matching their personality types: an “extroverted, life–of–the–party– type may go into marketing while a detail–oriented person is more likely to choose accounting.

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Can Science Ever Get Over Its Male Hiring Bias?

Media Mentions | June 25, 2014 | National Journal

Prof. Ernesto Reuben’s research finds that women in STEM fields face significant hiring discrimination from both men and women due to a “systematic underestimation of the performance of women compared to men.”

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Doubts About Amazon's Future Overshadow Fire Phone Launch

Media Mentions | June 20, 2014 | The Guardian

Prof. Bruce Greenwald says Amazon’s venture into a busy smartphone industry in which they have no competitive advantage is an attempt at “sustaining an unsustainable stock price.”

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From HR to the Front Lines

Media Mentions | June 17, 2014 | Human Resource Executive

Prof. Rita McGrath says that in a successful HR department, line managers must embrace a collaborative approach and the top HR person should be just one of the leaders relied upon to provide counsel.

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Employees Missing Deadlines? Pile on the Assignments

Media Mentions | June 13, 2014 | Strategy + Business

Prof. Keith Wilcox’s research upends conventional wisdom by showing that busier employees are more productive and more likely to meet deadlines than employees with lighter workloads.

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Building the Network for Women’s Business Success

Media Mentions | June 13, 2014 | QS Top MBA

Prof. Katherine Phillips, Lauren Brom ’14, and Jennifer McCaleb ’14 share their findings on how business schools can attract women to MBA programs, empower them to reach their full leadership potential, and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment to all students.

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Enough About Introverts: Mastering the Way to Work with Extroverts

Media Mentions | June 12, 2014 | Fast Company

Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director of the Motivation Science Center, says that it is best to encourage and praise extroverts by focusing on the process, because “if being successful means you are a ‘natural,’ then it’s easy to conclude when you’re having a hard time that you just don’t have what it takes.”

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The One Change That Could Make HR Departments More Effective

Media Mentions | June 12, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Prof. Rita McGrath says that the most effective HR personnel have had leadership or management experience themselves and can use this knowledge to identify opportunities for improving the organization and foster the engagement and retention of critical people.

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