Student Branding Achievement – Spring 2016

July 26, 2016 0 Comments
Student Branding Achievement – Spring 2016

In the spring of 2016, I taught social business and personal branding to about 45 MBA students at The University of Nevada. My students learn how difficult it is to take responsibility for an online presence by trying to create relevant content that matters to some target audience or market. Each student created about 25 […]

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Is A Narcissistic Leader Good For Your Organization?

July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Is A Narcissistic Leader Good For Your Organization?

We know from research reported here yesterday  that on an interpersonal level, narcissistic leaders leave a lot to be desired (ok, they suck). If you work for a narcissist, you are not likely inspired by your leader’s vision (if he/she has even offered one), you are probably not recognized and rewarded the way you should be for your […]

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The Bright-Side And The Dark-Side Of A Leader’s Personality

July 24, 2016 0 Comments
The Bright-Side And The Dark-Side Of A Leader’s Personality

This post originally appeared in 2010 as “Five evidence-based outcome of both the bright-side and the dark-side of a leader’s personality” on David Burkus‘ website Leader Lab. I wrote a very brief summary of it in 2010 on this site as well. I’m updating and reposting it again because the findings are important and it’s a […]

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Tension and Release

March 17, 2016 2 Comments
Tension and Release

I’ve loved the abstract concept of creative tension ever since I first encountered it in Peter Senge’s classic systems thinking book The Fifth Discipline. Creative tension is how people who strive for excellence deal with the gap between the way things are and the way they should be. This concept of tension surfaced again for me […]

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