Jeffrey Pfeffer





Jeffrey Pfeffer

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Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books including The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First; Managing with Power; The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action; Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People; Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management; and What Were They Thinking? Unconventional Wisdom About Management, as well as more than 150 articles and book chapters. Pfeffer’s latest book, entitled Power: Why Some People Have It—And O ...more


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McDonald’s recent decisionto raise the pay for workers at company-owned restaurants to an average of $9.90 an hour and provide employees, once they have worked a year, some paid time off made news for what that action says about the tightening labor market and thecampaign to get low-paid people a living wage.


But pay levels and other working conditions such as vacation and paid sick days affect...

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Power: Why Some People Have...
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The Knowing-Doing Gap: How ...
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Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-...
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Managing With Power: Politi...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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What Were They Thinking?: U...
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The Human Equation: Buildin...
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The External Control of Org...
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Competitive Advantage Throu...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Power in Organizations
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“Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn't go to hell if you take a day off.”
Jeffrey Pfeffer

“Being memorable equals getting picked.”
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Power: Why Some People Have it and Others Don't

“Research by Cornell’s Robert Frank and his colleagues showed that the percentage of students choosing unethical options on an honesty test increased dramatically among students taking microeconomics courses, but not among students in astronomy classes.”
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-based Management



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