Archive for August, 2011

What Am I?

August 31, 2011 18 Comments
What Am I?

Last night I tried to explain to my daughter that I am a scientist. She laughed – way too hard. Her reply was “You are not a scientist, you are a business professor.” That’s true; however I’ve always thought of myself as a scientist that teaches. In reality I am increasingly more of a teacher [...]

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More Advice For Student Success

August 29, 2011 14 Comments
More Advice For Student Success

The fall semester starts today. I am teaching my regular organizational behavior class to MBA students, and for the first time ever I’m teaching a version of that same course entirely online in our new Executive MBA program.  I’m also teaching my first semester long course in personal branding to undergraduate students (I’ve been teaching [...]

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Leadership Rules

August 27, 2011 16 Comments
Leadership Rules

I’ve never lived in a world, or worked in an organization, that was void of rules. Rules can be a drag, but they can also serve as a very functional guide to productive behavior. Rules should always be purposeful, behavioral, very specific, and kept to an absolute minimum. Rules should always represent minimum, reasonable standards [...]

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Strong Meekness: An Undervalued Virtue Of Leadership

August 21, 2011 30 Comments
Strong Meekness: An Undervalued Virtue Of Leadership

Is meekness a desirable quality in a leader? I’m trying to wrap my brain around that question, and the hard part is defining what meekness is and what it is not. This question is void of meaning unless you recognize leadership as an influence relationship. Leadership arises from the dynamic interaction of two or more [...]

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