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Can We Talk about Politics at Work?

We asked Heidi Brooks, who studies organizational behavior and pioneered the course Everyday Leadership, for her advice on how organizations can respond positively to strong opinions and emotions around political issues—both during election season and after the votes have been cast.   

An illustration of people reading newspapers with election news.
CEOs were glad to sign the Business Roundtable’s statement moving away from shareholder primacy to value a range of stakeholders—because they believe they already prioritize a range of stakeholders. Judy Samuelson ’82, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program on whether the cataclysm of COVID-19 will trigger a new approach by businesses
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Leading through COVID

COVID-19 has created leadership challenges for every kind of organization. Some are working to help the sick or the hungry, or to maintain vital services. All are scrambling to stay connected with their employees and remain economically viable. We've been talking with Yale SOM alumni about the challenges that they are facing, and hearing about their professional and personal lives during the global pandemic.

Illustration depicting home office & financial crisis during COVID
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Values Propositions

All leaders encounter complex situations without easy answers, where they must navigate conflicting priorities, cultural differences, and human emotion. We talked with Yale SOM alumni about how they draw on their core values in critical moments.

Illustration of a maze
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Building Hope in Appalachian Ohio

In southeastern Ohio, diverse efforts to build vibrant communities and a new economy show real promise. Can they create the momentum to overcome a legacy of poverty and underinvestment?

Street in Ohio during WInter