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In Other News… Case Study Podcasts and the Role of Lying in Leadership

The business school world is constantly buzzing with change and innovation. Each week, in addition to our regular news posts, we briefly touch on a few notable stories from this dynamic field in one roundup. Here is what caught our eye this week:
In Other News… Case Study Podcasts and the Role of Lying in Leadership - mbaMission

  • Harvard Business School (HBS) is taking its famous case study method beyond the classroom—this time, in podcast form. The recently launched weekly podcast series Cold Call—featuring the school’s chief marketing and communications officer, Brian Kenny, as the host—welcomes case study authors to discuss the development and details of their cases.
  • Do liars make good leaders? Definitely, according to a Stanford Graduate School of Business professor. Jeffrey Pfeffer, who teaches organizational behavior at the school, recently released a book titled Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, in which he challenges traditional leadership norms. “Leaders don’t need to be true to themselves; in fact, being authentic is the opposite of what they should do,” Pfeffer writes, adding that lying could, in fact, be helpful to leaders.



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