Being Nice Does Not Mean Being Kind

In recent days, I have thought about what it means to be NICE.  Interestingly, my reflection did not have its start as a result of negativity—what seems to be a notable increase…

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Getting Things Done

In the book titled Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Bossidy, Charan and Burck (2011) argue that “Execution is the great unaddressed issue in the business world today.  Its absence is…

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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

I recently completed facilitating a capstone class which required students to complete a business case study as their final project.  As they submitted their weekly assignments, I noticed a recurring pattern among…

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Virtuous Businesses — What’s Different?

Within the DeVoe School of Business, there has been ongoing research into how virtuous businesses differentiate themselves in the market.  Most of this research has explored virtuous business practices through interviews of…

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Leadership Initiatives to Drive-down the Cost of Care in the U.S.

It has now been eight years since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and roughly four years since its full implementation.  To-date, while it can be argued that the ACA…

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Entrepreneurial Faith

There’s a poster that shows a beautiful sailboat on a choppy sea.  The caption reads, “A boat in a harbor is safe—but that is not what boats are built for.”  No one…

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Who is King in Our Economy?

“They traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of many colors and tightly wound cords, which were among your merchandise” (Ezekiel 27:24 New…

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A 10-Year Anniversary, but No Celebration

Ten years ago, in September of 2008, Lehman Brothers, the large investment bank, declared bankruptcy and thousands of people lost their jobs.  At that time, there were widespread fears that the entire…

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Are You Paid What You Are Worth?

How much do you make? Are you paid what you are worth? Such questions asked one-on-one are typically taboo in the U.S.  The cultural norm in this country has been to keep…

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“I Know the Plans I Have for You”

Ever since I was a little girl, I always loved math.  Math was my favorite class in school and, while I wasn’t a dedicated student, math came easily to me.  Even in…

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