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When the Bully Is the Boss

The presumption that tough bosses get results — and fast — compared with gentler leaders is widespread, and rooted partly in the published life stories of successful C.E.O.s. Bobby Knight, the Indiana University basketball coach and author of “The Power of Negative Thinking,” was notoriously harsh, and enormously successful. So was Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple. But researchers who study organizations, productivity and leadership styles attribute the achievements of such figures to exceptional ability. The research thus far has found no evidence to support the axiom that tougher bosses get better results.


Survey: LGBT students face more hostile school climates

During the past several years, LGBTQ students have experienced a more positive school climate, but they could now be facing more hostile campus environments, according to a survey commissioned by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)