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Psychology Today: People prefer to be evaluated relative to themselves

People feel an evaluation is more fair if it’s is compared with their past performance rather than comparison with the performance of others, says a study co-authored by David De Cremer, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business…

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The ‘choke factor’

Weightlifters and divers offer a lesson for business in risk and reward, finds research by Dr Christos Genakos of Cambridge Judge Business School. What do elite weightlifting and diving competitions have in common with top-level money management or pharmaceutical development?…

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Service innovation and performance in a digital world

Professor Andy Neely explores the challenges that leaders of world-class service organisations face in the 21st century. The world is changing. New technologies - especially the internet of things and big data analytics - are opening up new opportunities for…

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Don’t delay

Procrastination and effective leadership don’t mix, argues David De Cremer. People are advised since childhood not to put off ‘til tomorrow what they can do today, but in fact human nature often produces procrastination. And that undermines effective leadership, argues…

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Don't delay

Following the money

Does performance-related pay work? Dr Jonathan Trevor explores the issues. Pay for performance matters. It's a practice that crosses sectors, affects millions of employees globally and regularly makes the headlines. But there's a problem, says Dr Jonathan Trevor, Lecturer in…

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Six reasons why … star performers are bad for the bottom line

Everyone - shareholders, board members, even colleagues - loves a star performer. But how many deliver on the top hire promise? CJBS faculty Dr Jenny Chu, Dr Pedro Saffi and Professor Raghavendra Rau investigate why top names can actually have…

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Fact: there is an I in team

Working on the Cam and at Camp Bastion, Dr Mark de Rond is turning the theory of teamwork on its head It's one of the most well-worn clichés in business: there's no 'I' in 'team'. But research by Dr Mark…

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Future Reward: Strategies for a Hyper-Competitive World

Thursday 24 September 2013 Downing College, University of Cambridge This one-day conference, jointly organised by WorldatWork, e-reward.co.uk (one of the UK's largest organisations for reward practitioners) and Cambridge Judge Business School, will explore the future of compensation and its impact…

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The Sunday Times: Why my directors are a lot like me

Personal connections are powerful things. Chief executives who have social links to the non-executive directors on their boards are much less likely to be dismissed for poor performance than their unconnected peers, according to research ... Even if they are…

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