Tag: assumptions

Forgive And Remember

September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Forgive And Remember

I am teaching a new course in evidence-based management to undergraduate management majors at The University of Nevada this semester. The first book we are reading is Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, & Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management (2006) by Jeff Pfeffer and Bob Sutton. I love it. Practicing evidence-based management is challenging. In the […]

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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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Three Beliefs Leaders Hold About Employees That Cause Silence

August 5, 2011 6 Comments
Three Beliefs Leaders Hold About Employees That Cause Silence

Organizational silence is a shared belief among employees that speaking up is unwise. Employees have learned that when they share information about issues or problems, the organization reaps all the benefits while they bear the costs. One of the causes of silence at work is the behavior of managers. Through the things they say and […]

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Is Your Experience Limiting Your Leadership Development?

July 3, 2011 6 Comments
Is Your Experience Limiting Your Leadership Development?

I ran my second Twin Cities Marathon in October 2005. It was my third marathon, so I considered myself relatively “experienced.” Race day was unusually warm, humid, and windy, which sucks for a marathon. About 6 miles into the race, I noticed two women about my age running together using a method I had never […]

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