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Faculty Research Online

HBS Working Knowledge offers a first look at new thinking from HBS faculty. Read the complete articles summarized below visiting their Web links.

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Power Posing: Fake It Until You Make It

Nervous about an upcoming presentation or job interview? Holding one’s body in expansive, “high-power” poses for as little as two minutes can summon an extra surge of power and sense of well-being when it’s needed, according to new research by Assistant Professor Amy Cuddy. See http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6461.html.

Mindful Leadership: When East Meets West

Professor Bill George is fusing Western understanding of leadership with Eastern wisdom about the mind to develop leaders who are self-aware and compassionate. In this interview, George discusses his recent Mindful Leadership conference taught with a Buddhist meditation master. See http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6482.html.

The Consumer Appeal of Underdog Branding

Research by Assistant Professor Anat Keinan and colleagues explains how and why a “brand biography” about hard luck and fierce determination can boost the power of products in industries as diverse as food and beverages, technology, airlines, and automobiles. See http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6351.html.

Turning Employees into Problem Solvers

To improve patient safety, hospital administrators hope their staffs will use error-reporting systems. The question is, how can managers encourage employees to take the next step and ensure their constructive use? Assistant Professor Michael Toffel and colleagues present new research in a working paper. See http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6279.html.

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