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Organizations & people

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Expansionists, brokers, and conveners

In her new book, Yale School of Management professor Marissa King explores the topographies of three network models and the networking styles of their builders.
by Theodore Kinni
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The power of power consciousness

Businesses benefit when they help their employees understand the different types of power relationships that shape workplaces.
by Josh Levs
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Mutual respect

In her new book, Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz urges people to rely less on government and more on a powerful cooperative spirit.
by Mike Jakeman
A smiling group of employees surrounds the boss, offering notebooks, pens, and glasses in an effort to please her.
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Do you manage up or down?

It’s not easy to spot those who spend all their energy looking up, so organizations need systems to root them out.
by Adam Bryant
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Detective story

Homicide, David Simon’s classic study of Baltimore’s detective squads, contains powerful management lessons.
by Daniel Akst