Archive for May, 2012

If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say

May 22, 2012 21 Comments
If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say

We’ve all heard the familiar saying “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Bullshit! Our ears are duly tickled, but the hidden agenda at the core of this counsel is positively poisonous. Don’t let anyone impel you to surrender your voice with his or her rhetoric of control. You [...]

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Ten Signs You Are Too Smart To Learn And Too Incognizant to Know

May 15, 2012 18 Comments
Ten Signs You Are Too Smart To Learn And Too Incognizant to Know

The very first article I assign in my MBA class on Organizational Behavior is “Teaching Smart People How to Learn,” by Chris Argyris. People that are too smart to learn are very skilled problem solvers, but very unskilled at reflecting on and changing their own behavior. Successful people just like you and me are most [...]

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Student Branding Achievement: MBA, Spring 2012

May 9, 2012 17 Comments
Student Branding Achievement: MBA, Spring 2012

My MBA class in personal branding was one of the most enjoyable classes I have ever taught in my entire career. The majority of my 30 students challenged themselves and encouraged each other to create blogs they could be proud of. I’m sure they used my name in vain many times when they were reading [...]

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Student Branding Achievement: Undergraduate, Spring 2012

May 9, 2012 3 Comments
Student Branding Achievement: Undergraduate, Spring 2012

I taught courses in personal branding and social business this semester to 32 undergraduate and 30 MBA students at The University of Nevada, Reno. At the height of the course, students were required to blog three times per week and tweet three times per day, five days per week. We produced a mountain of content. [...]

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