Pictured: Stanford GSB Dean Garth Saloner, Stanley McChrystal, and Dan Berschinski (MBA ’15) before the talk.
Talent alone doesn’t make a great team. You need faith in your colleagues and alignment behind a common goal, shared General Stanley McChrystal during his recent View From the Top talk at Stanford GSB. Watch the full video, see more photos from the event, and check out highlights below:
A great team has 2 essential components: trust and a shared purpose with the organization. -General Stanley McChrystal #gsbvftt— Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz)January 28, 2014
"A solution may work, but it will not necessarily solve the problem. You need to ask the right question." Gen. Stanley McChrystal #GSBVFTT— Amanda Facelle (@AmandaFacelle)January 28, 2014
"Things change. We have to recognize it and deal with it." -General Stanley McChrystal #gsbvftt— Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz)January 28, 2014
— Stanford: Leadership (@StnfrdLeadrship)January 28, 2014
What makes a team great? “Trust and purpose: Faith in your colleagues and alignment behind a common goal and org.” -McChrystal #gsbvftt— Dan Slate (@DanSlate)January 28, 2014
— Erik Wittreich (@EWittreich)January 29, 2014
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we rounded up our latest research on dating, relationships, and marriage.
DOES PLAYING “HARD TO GET” WORK?
In a speed-dating experiment conducted by Jayson Jia (PhD ’13), males had mixed reactions to women who played hard to get.
WHAT ONLINE DATING CAN TEACH ABOUT ECONOMICS
Professor Paul Oyer shares insights from his new book about how Nobel Prize-winning economic theories can help you find true love online.
THE TROUBLE WITH ONE AT A TIME
Professor Baba Shiv and Cassie Mogilner (PhD ’09) looked into whether arranged marriages last longer than “love marriages.” Is there something about the psychology of how we make choices that affects satisfaction and commitment?
In these top five Stanford Re:Think articles from January, Stanford GSB faculty members explore how to effectively build a company culture, communicate ideas, pursue goals, and more. Sign up for our free Stanford Re:Think email and you’ll get thought-provoking business insights and groundbreaking ideas delivered right to your inbox: http://stnfd.biz/tmRcb
HOW SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES SCALE
Two Stanford professors discuss how the best leaders and teams develop, spread, and instill the right growth mindset in their organizations. Read the full article here.
WHY BODY LANGUAGE IS CRITICAL TO PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
Professor Deborah Gruenfeld explains how your nonverbal behavior affects the way you are perceived, and how you can use body language for greater influence. Read the blog post here.
EMPLOYERS SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE WORKERS’ COMPETENCES AND SUCCESSES WITH MORE THAN MONEY
Organizations generally reward good employee performance with money, and the money “becomes equivalent to the love of the organization,” says Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. Instead, companies should help employees find meaning in the work itself. Read the full article here and learn more in this Washington Post article.
HAVING TOO MANY CHOICES CAN DERAIL SUCCESS
When people start out on a pursuit, having multiple ways to make progress motivates them to keep going, according to new research by Professor Szu-chi Huang. But when they are close to achieving the goal, having more than one possible path to success can derail them. Read the full article here.
HOW DO YOU SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVE A CONFLICT?
Professor Nir Halevy looks to game theory to better understand how to manage disputes in politics, business, and everywhere else. Read the full article here.
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