How Viewpoint Diversity Makes You Smarter and Stronger

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VJHEx4BPjk&t=263s In this video, produced by the SNF Paideia Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Jon Haidt speaks with discussion moderator Jonathan Zimmerman, of Penn's Graduate School of Education,…

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Should Combat Voter Suppression

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Leading business associations like the Chamber should not reward candidates who are limiting the right to vote. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls itself the “world’s largest business organization.” Founded in 1912 at the behest…

Why Promotion Is a Moral Hazard

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"When leaders very publicly fail due to ethical lapses, some people are inclined to say, 'See, that’s just how business is,' instead of learning a more inspiring lesson." Jessica Kennedy gets frustrated when people—often academics—try…

New Evidence That British Workplaces Are Losing Viewpoint Diversity

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Our data found marked differences between generations in terms of their core beliefs. In the United Kingdom, most people don’t feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. For two-thirds of the population, talking politics sincerely,…

The Psychology of Shifting to Stakeholder Capitalism

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The key driver for a shift toward stakeholder capitalism is unlikely to be a presentation on the metrics, and far more likely to be the conversation an executive is having with his teenage children at the dinner table. As a result of COVID-19’s…

The Real Test for McKinsey After Rejecting CEO Kevin Sneader

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McKinsey’s pitch is that it helps clients compete at the leading edge of business innovation. It should apply this model to its own operations. Last month, McKinsey’s 650 global partners turned down CEO Kevin Sneader’s bid…

It’s Time the U.S. Linked Egypt’s Military Aid to Real Reform on Human Rights

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It is time to alter the formula that grants the Egyptian government an almost-automatic yearly extension of funding without conditioning aid on tangible progress on human rights. Ten years ago, Hosni Mubarak was forced to relinquish power…

What Leaders Signal to Workers When They Compensate Victims

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Compensators, in an economic game, were seen as more trustworthy, moral, generous, and friendlier than punishers. Of all the levers at the disposal of a manager, an invaluable one for promoting cooperation is punishment. Teams that effectively…

Do Compliance Professionals Have a Maginot Line Problem?

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One of the most powerful episodes in risk-assessment history is the story of the Maginot Line, which the French military had deployed after WWI to prevail in any future trench warfare against the Germans. The latter, however, had other…

Uber Becomes an Unlikely Icon in the Rise of ESG in Corporate Governance

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The law is increasingly being used to get justice long after the damage done, which suggests there are holes in the values-governance-regulation-enforcement net. Wrestling with the concept of better corporate governance in a world where…