Cheating is most attractive to people when their window of opportunity is about to close, according to new research from London Business School. The research has been conducted by Daniel Effron, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, London Business School; Christopher J Bryan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California San Diego; and J Keith Murnighan,…

Almost every world-class organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go far beyond. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, however, is alien to the majority of businesses worldwide. That’s important because excellence requires more than commitment to educational achievement. As an educator, I fear that business schools and businesses overinvest in…

Middle managers have not fared well. Their ranks have been decimated in many organizations, and those who have survived are often perceived as powerless or, worse, as bureaucratic sticks-in-the-mud. This is not fair, and it’s flat-out wrong. Middle managers are increasingly vital to an organization’s success, though for different reasons than in the past. In…

From a manager’s perspective, a new hire can’t come up to speed fast enough. Balancing the newcomer’s need to learn the ropes and your desire to have her quickly produce is a challenge for any time-strapped boss. What’s the best way to bring your new employee on board? “If you want people to perform well,…