Tag: Harvard

Liz Bolshaw

It is something of a truism to say that men are competitive and women are co-operative in life and work. But a new study from Harvard Business School challenges this received wisdom.

Research examining how men and women respond when competing or co-operating on a given task indicates that male and female performance appears to be strongly linked to the gender of their opponent.

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It is graduation season in Boston, a city that could rightfully claim the title of MBA Mecca because of its large number of good business schools. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

Many will be familiar with the Harvard research that exposed the Pygmalion effect – when a teacher expects a student to do well, the student does well. Low expectations are also reliably self-fulfilling.

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