26
Jun

I tell my students that I never planned to get a Ph.D. When I got my M.B.A. at the University of Michigan, my plan was to rise through the corporate ranks and one day become a CEO. That is basically what they train you for in B-school–the ultimate job. But when Jack left for first […]

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24
Mar

An article this week criticized Marissa Meyer for adding too much bureaucracy to Yahoo. It is crazy to think that she would be adding layers of work at a time when companies should be trying to streamline–everything, from design, production, customer service, and even hiring, in order to be competitive. Marissa should take a page […]

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11
Mar

We want to introduce you to all of the leaders profiled in our new book. You have met some of them before in our first book and some of them are new. All of them have inspired us to think more deeply about what it means to be a trustworthy leader because of the way […]

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28
Feb

As an academic and professional, there are definitely times that I get more work done from home (even before 8 a.m.) than I do at the office. This is one of the reasons that I don’t miss my corporate job–it was both thrilling yet depressing to work 70 hours a week in my tiny office […]

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4
Dec

A new Gallup poll shows that nurses are the most honest and ethical profession. I have always admired nurses, ever since my emergency c-section in 1994. It was that long hospital stay when I realized just how much more nurses can positively impact your hospital stay than doctors (don’t tell my brother, the hospitalist). Although, […]

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24
Nov

Sue Shellenbarger’s column from the other day set off another, with this thought on when and how to express thanks to help advance your career. I do agree that you should send a thank-you after an interview as soon as possible. I also agree that in this day and age, we should send both an […]

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14
Nov

This week, I let my students take one class day to work on their group projects. They are creating marketing plans for local nonprofits and it takes a bit more coordination to find time to get four people together outside of class.  As I moved from group to group, answering questions, I remembered how many […]

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14
Nov

I’ve written a couple of articles for PolicyMic.com which have attracted some thoughtful comments.   In this economic “recovery” which has failed to generate enough decent jobs to make a serious dent in the unemployment and underemployment rates, I’m sure that they have been far too many failed job searches.  Failure to land a particular […]

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8
Nov

This is great news from the recent NACE survey on hiring in 2013: employers are looking for business grads in finance, accounting, management, economics and my specialty: marketing! I am not surprised that business grads are in high demand. We provide them with a broad liberal arts education, but also give them specific skills in […]

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30
Oct

Here’s an excerpt from our latest article in PolicyMic.com: Have you ever been asked in a job interview, “what is your biggest failure, and what have you learned from it?” If you haven’t, you will eventually, and you better have a good answer.  If you’re still in your early twenties, you probably haven’t made a […]

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