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James O'Toole

James O’Toole is director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.


April 24, 2014
How embracing sensible legislation can unlock opportunity.
March 24, 2014
Hiring employees with greater qualifications than you need may seem like a bargain, but it carries real risks.
March 3, 2014
A growing rift in San Francisco between techies and long-term residents raises questions about whether employers can—or should—encourage workers to be better neighbors.
February 10, 2014
Some funds are making bolder demands of the companies they hold shares in, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
January 27, 2014
Relative morality is usually considered a bad thing—except if it gets results.
January 13, 2014
Leadership transitions are ripe with opportunity—and fraught with peril.
December 3, 2013
How unconventional ownership structures strengthen America’s crazy-quilt economy.
November 13, 2013
The gulf between the interests of small entrepreneurs and global corporations is enormous.
October 28, 2013
Worker participation in management decisions has long been controversial, but the benefits far outweigh the risks.
October 18, 2013
Only in finance is money an end in itself—resulting in behavior that’s less than virtuous.
October 4, 2013
The SEC’s push for greater transparency is a smart move, but it’s not enough to fix executive compensation.
September 26, 2013
New research documents the negative consequences of media multitasking.
August 26, 2013
Lessons for managers from a manufacturing success story.
August 9, 2013
Jon Corzine’s legal troubles point to a toxic mix of bad ethics, bad management, and bad leadership.
July 15, 2013
A new Gallup poll reveals pervasive apathy in the workplace.
June 24, 2013
It’s time to reconsider the benefits and risks of combining the CEO and chairman roles.
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