Loyalty to a Leader Is Overrated, Even Dangerous

Harvard Business Review

I teach a course on ethics at the McCombs School of Business and have run the McCombs Speaker Series on Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility for the last seven years. From “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” by Robert Browning; Illustrated by Kate Greenaway, 1910.

Why Organizations Forget What They Learn from Failures

Harvard Business Review

My research with Pamela Haunschild (Professor Emeritus at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin) and David Chandler (Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Denver) examines this question. Organizations sometimes make catastrophic mistakes.

How to Manage an Insecure Employee

Harvard Business Review

Insecure employees are “hard to evaluate, hard to coach, and hard to develop,” says Ethan Burris, an associate professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. hamzaturkkol/Getty Images. When employees lack self-confidence, it can be hard to get them to perform at their best. So how can you help them excel at their job? What kind of coaching should you provide? What’s the best way to boost their self-esteem?