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James O'Toole

James O’Toole is a senior fellow in business ethics at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the author of 17 books, including The Executive's Compass and Leading Change.

All articles by James O'Toole

Best Business Books 2014: Organizational Culture

The Nothing That’s Everything
November 6, 2014  - by James O'Toole

The Hidden Business Benefits of Regulation

How embracing sensible legislation can unlock opportunity.
April 24, 2014  - by James O'Toole

Why Underemployment Is a Bigger Challenge than Unemployment

Hiring employees with greater qualifications than you need may seem like a bargain, but it carries real risks.
March 24, 2014  - by James O'Toole

Are Companies Responsible for the Off-Hours Behavior of Their Employees?

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.
March 3, 2014  - by James O'Toole

Do We Really Want Public Pension Funds to Become Activist Investors?

Some funds are making bolder demands of the companies they hold shares in, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
February 10, 2014  - by James O'Toole

After 500 Years, Why Does Machiavelli Still Hold Such Sway?

Relative morality is usually considered a bad thing—except if it gets results.
January 27, 2014  - by James O'Toole

Why New CEOs Sometimes Bring New Problems

Leadership transitions are ripe with opportunity—and fraught with peril.
January 13, 2014  - by James O'Toole

The Real Benefit of Socially Conscious Companies

How unconventional ownership structures strengthen America’s crazy-quilt economy.
December 3, 2013  - by James O'Toole

Best Business Books 2013: Leadership

Running the Detroit Three
December 2, 2013  - by James O'Toole

A Generic View of “Business” Has No Place in Public Policy

The gulf between the interests of small entrepreneurs and global corporations is enormous.
November 13, 2013  - by James O'Toole

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