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Hierarchy

Power: The New Valium

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

High-power posture can change our physiology, psychology and behavior. It can make us more competitive while decreasing our stress levels. Thus far no troubling side effects have been reported. The price is right. Sounds good to me.

Empathy Depletion: An Environmental Hazard

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Harold A. McDougall

It seems more and more clear that sustainable development requires that we look closely not only at how we treat the environment hut at how we treat each other.

A Church of the Commons

Mark D. W. Edington | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Mark D. W. Edington

Faith communities are also religious organizations, and those organizations emerged over a period of many decades, and developed (not accidentally) in parallel with the rise of America's industrial economy.

WATCH: A New Workflow Is Taking Over The Office

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The idea of "flat" workplace organization gained traction earlier this year when online apparel retailer Zappos announced it would do away with a trad...

How the Game 2048 Could Implicitly Enforce Real-Life Hierarchies

Stephanie Yang | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Stephanie Yang

Suppose someone made a variation of 2048 on the world's most powerful CEOs. If the lower-valued numbers were largely women CEOs, it could potentially affect how players saw women in leadership positions. Same effect with college academic or sports rankings.

Changing Thymes: How To Know Exactly When To Evolve Your Organization

George Bradt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Anne Sempowski Ward was brought in as CEO of the Thymes fragrance company to take it to the next level. The founder, Stephanie Shopa, had grown the co...

Life Satisfaction May Depend On This One Thing

Beth Green | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

If we are willing to admit that we see ourselves in hierarchical positions with just about everyone, if we recognize that hierarchy is institutionalized in our world, if we recognize that it's a damaging perspective, is there anything we can do about it? Absolutely.

Hierarchy, CSR, Compassion and Health

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Project Compassion Stanford

Stereotypes seem to help justify inequality in social systems by providing the reasons why some are at the top. Ironically, dominant groups and the dominated seem to share the beliefs that justify the status differences we see around us.

Is Inequality in Our Genes?

Agustín Fuentes | Posted 12.08.2012 | Science
Agustín Fuentes

Inequality is part of modern humanity, but the ways in which it is maintained and exploited are not fixed in our culture or in our genes. Maybe we need to take a lesson from our recent and distant ancestors and act socially, cooperatively, to mediate and moderate the ways in which inequality plays out in our society.

Toy Theory -- Part II: More Business Tips From Classic Toys

Matt Cohen | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Matt Cohen

Toy Fair -- the game and toy industry's annual expo -- is here once again, so I thought I'd take another look at what businesses can learn from classic toys.

Changing the Hierarchy - A Conversation with Vineet Nayar of HCL

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Following is an excerpt from a recent conversation I had with Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies and author of the recently published Employees First, Customers Second.

Are You An "Alpha" Male?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The alpha is a guy who is loud and pushy and so aggressively ego-fueled that he always gets his way. I couldn't help but think, is there a way to be an alpha without being obnoxious?