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This article was first published by HR Executive Online on April 10, 2013.  Mike Rice, the former men’s basketball coach for Rutgers University, has been plastered and chastised in the media for exhibiting abusive behavior toward his players that included homophobic slurs. After a fine and three-game suspension four months ago, he was fired when...
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Management has always professed that people are a company’s most valuable asset.  However, demonstrations of that belief are hard to find.  A leader who wants to grow human capital needs to apply approaches identified in a University of North Carolina Executive Development ideas@work article. Based on their research, here are the straightforward approaches the three...
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Last week I wrote about the positive correlation between a leader’s character and financial returns.  This week I discuss the value of a compassionate leader.  Similarly, Christina Boedker of the Australian School of Business found a ‘positive link between productivity and compassionate leadership.’ She found the ‘greatest influence on profitability and productivity is the ability...
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I have the pleasure of knowing Fred Kiel, founder of the international coaching and leadership firm KRW.  Fred is well-known for his books on Moral Intelligence.  Just recently he presented at TEDxBGI, during which he showed that leadership character demonstrably leads to higher financial returns.  Moreover, he gave us clear criteria for what constitutes character...
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Every Sunday the New York Times interviews executives who have a special message about or insight into leadership and their personal techniques for success. In this blog, I’d like to cover the essential points about leadership as described by James P. Hackett, president and CEO of Steelcase, the office furniture company based in Grand Rapids,...
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Jonathan Alter, a well-known author, recently wrote an article in August for Business Week entitled “A Checklist for Change.”  While Mr. Alter most often writes about politics, what could be more appropriate than his writing about management?  Politics and management are inextricably linked.  Committees are inescapable in both arenas. The premise of the article —...
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I came upon a new blog entirely by accident.  Normally I scan blogs and never view them again.  But this one was different.  It’s entitled Treasury Cafe and is written by David Waltz.  He has many important things to say and his style is simple and straightforward, which I think all lessons should be. His...
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The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School publishes straightforward and practical research articles across a broad spectrum of management topics.  In their latest, entitled Talent Builders: Lead the Way in Developing Your People, the three authors describe why ‘developing talent is a long-term investment that must be executed by line leaders in an organization.’...
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In this Sunday’s New York Times, I feel an exceptional leader was interviewed.  Laurel Richie is the president of the W.N.B.A.  During her interview, she cited numerous examples of how all leaders can do better, proving that a leader need not be a CEO or COO. The article was entitled “Tell Me Your Idea (and...
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