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What I Learned in PR

Posted on 04/09/2015 08:26:33 AM

A wonderful opportunity in medical research led me to a job in a major public relations firm in NYC for a time. While there, I learned some very valuable lessons which I added to the lessons I'd already learned at meetings of a major national women's club. Together, the lessons have proven to be a g..

Reflecting on strategy blogs

Posted on 12/14/2014 03:48:49 PM

During the last five months I have published a weekly strategy blog on WordPress. The weekly blogs were all based on recent publications of academic research about strategic management issues such as sustainability, innovation and leadership. The perspective that I have taken in the blogs, was at a ..

Thought leadership is an organization skill

Posted on 12/07/2014 10:25:45 AM

To remain successful in the future, innovation is important for every company. In todays markets many companies are considering more active strategies towards innovation, because of technological developments. However innovation is a complex phenomenon whereby companies need to understand the future..

Ethical leadership is about being "right"?

Posted on 11/30/2014 12:14:37 PM

Ethical leadership is a topic that is growing in importance in the strategic management literature. According to the literature, ethical leadership contributes positively to business and society. Last week some interesting studies were published on the internet about ethical leadership and the posi..

Are Managers Really, Really Dumb?

Posted on 11/26/2014 10:25:52 AM

Corporations, to most of us, represent the very best there is in their ability to select the brightest talent, utilize management skills to optimize productivity and plan for the future and, for the most part, they manage to survive. What? Did I say "manage to survive?" Isn't that a contradiction to..

There Must Be a Pony

Posted on 11/14/2014 05:23:35 AM

Metaphors and simple stories have extreme power to influence our thinking and our perception of not only things around us, but of ourselves. If you'd like to dip your toe into the wonderful world of metaphor, read one of the works of Dr. Milton Erickson, "My Voice Will Go with You", and you wil..

2 Weeks in Bell Labs: A snippet of an ordeal

Posted on 11/12/2014 07:13:07 AM

Ask any research scientist worth their salt where the premier research facility existed in the past 100 years or so and they’ll probably say Bell Labs. The arcane facility originally located on the West Side of lower Manhattan, it was the percolator for ingenious patents, wildly creative sta..

Who Owns the Research You Paid For?

Posted on 11/09/2014 06:47:36 PM

  Academia would have an extremely difficult time existing and running the many research projects for which it gains fame and attracts the most brilliant minds in each discipline if it were not for that golden cache called "grants." Grants make the academic and the research world run smoothly a..

Ah. Those Terribly Simplistic Coaches

Posted on 10/30/2014 09:58:19 AM

Coach is a word that was once the exclusive province of those involved in some type of sports activity. Now, it has assumed the multi-purpose, all-encompassing aura of that other poorly-used word, clinic/clinical. I don't know about you, but I question the wisdom of both and today's news in my email..

Ebola and the "It Wasn't Me" Excuse

Posted on 10/16/2014 08:53:35 PM

No one wants to admit they made a mistake. Well, just about everyone doesn’t want to do that. There are a brave few who may hedge and use a bit of cruising around the truth, but in most instances even they never come out and make a blatant admission that they’re the guilty party. &..

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