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corporate culture | Oct 25th, 2019

The Secret Economy of Desire: Introducing New Lavin Speaker Luke Burgis

Why do we want what we want? And why does it matter? It might seem like an innocent question, but the answer is far from simple. In his upcoming book Wanting, new Lavin speaker Luke Burgis explains how mimetic, or imitative, desire is at the heart of business, relationships, and consumer behavior.... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Oct 22nd, 2019

Cracking the Code of Sustained Collaboration: Francesca Gino for Harvard Business Review

Collaboration is touted as a core value in many organizations. But oftentimes, strategies to increase the practice in the workplace come up short. Why? Behavioral scientist Francesca Gino explains in a new paper for HBR.  “One problem is that leaders think about collaboration too narrowly: as a... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Aug 30th, 2019

What We Gain From Working Together: Introducing New Lavin Speaker Jay Van Bavel

Jay Van Bavel is interested in the science of cooperation. A Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University, Van Bavel has dedicated his career to understanding the factors that bind us together. In talks, he reveals how we can harness cooperation and build organizations that... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Aug 26th, 2019

The Power of the Ask: Introducing New Lavin Speaker Wayne Baker

When we ask for help, miracles happen. This is the belief of Wayne Baker, a management professor, company co-founder, and author of the upcoming book All You Have To Do Is Ask. Supported by his award-winning research at the University of Michigan, Baker’s book shows us that the most powerful tool... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Aug 22nd, 2019

Rebel With a Cause: Social Scientist Francesca Gino Explores Non-Conformity for NPR

Francesca Gino stumbled across Massimo Bottura’s unusual Italian cookbook by chance. Flipping through its pages, she discovered that the traditional Italian recipes she knew and loved had been replaced with creative, remixed dishes. On this week’s episode of Hidden Brain by NPR, Gino explains what... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Aug 19th, 2019

How Did NASA Create a Culture of Learning from Failure? One Giant Leap Author Charles Fishman Explains.

Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Charles Fishman explores the story of Apollo 11 in his latest book. But more than a retelling of the moon landing, One Giant Leap reveals profound lessons on leadership, management, and culture.   “There were literally 10,000... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Jul 30th, 2019

How Performance Metrics Influence Culture: Adam Bryant Unveils a New Approach to Leadership

Corporate culture has become a hot-button topic frequently discussed by CEOs and leadership teams. But, according to a new paper by Adam Bryant and David Reimer, a company’s most powerful cultural signals are communicated less by talking, and more by who gets promoted and financially rewarded.... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Mar 29th, 2019

The Voice of Reason From Fyre (the Netflix Doc about Fyre Festival), Marc Weinstein Talks About How To Learn from Failure

One of the benefits of everything going up in smoke? You learn how to avoid making that kind of fire—or Fyre Festival—again. Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and start-up advisor Marc Weinstein is known as the voice of reason from Fyre, the Netflix documentary about the unparalleled disaster that... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Apr 30th, 2018

Rebels Lead More Successful Lives. Francesca Gino’s New Book Rebel Talent (Out Now!) Will Help You Find the Rebel in You.

Francesca Gino has spent the last decade studying rebels and rule-breakers in organizations around the world, from high-end fashion boutiques in Italy to thriving fast food chains. The result is her new book Rebel Talent, a groundbreaking analysis of those who routinely defy the status quo, embrace... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Dec 7th, 2017

Adam Bryant Distills How the Most Effective CEOs Built Their Most Successful Teams

Adam Bryant has spent the last 10 years interviewing over 500 CEOs for his New York Times column, Corner Office. In an incredibly helpful (and viral) NYT piece this week he lays out exactly how the most effective leaders in business built their most successful teams.  1. Have a Plan. “You need... Continue Reading →
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