A study of entrepreneurial cultures by W. P. Carey School of Business management professor Angelo Kinicki revealed similarities in leadership styles of the most successful companies. Kinicki's advice to managers of entrepreneurial companies: Try to achieve a group-rational culture by getting results through people. "Hold people accountable, but give them the resources and environment where it's fun and where people feel you care. When you do that as a leader, employees will deliver the results."

The recent explosion of corporate scandals has everyone wondering — why do organizations become corrupt? How can we build safeguards against systemic corruption? And, is an individual able to change a corrupt workplace culture without paying too high a price?