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is that one of the most reliable ways to turn into a jerk is to have a boss who is a jerk or to enter a swarm of of them -- it is hard to resist catching the poisoning.   A recent study by Nathaniel Fast at USC (who got his PhD at Stanford) and Stanford Business School Professor Larissa Tiedens in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology provides compelling new evidence of the nuances of how an especially vile form of nastiness spreads -- blaming others when things go wrong.  The article is called “Blame Contagion: The Automatic Transmission of Self-Serving Attributions” and ...
in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task." Definitions more inclusive of followers have also emerged. Alan Keith of Genentech stated that, "Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen." Tom DeMarco says that leadership needs to be distinguished from posturing. Leadership remains one of the most relevant aspects of the organizational context. However, defining leadership has been challenging and definitions can vary depending on the situation. According to Ann Marie E. McSwain , Assistant ...
Ford CEO Shares Executive Leadership Lesson in 140 Characters
One of the most valuable shifts in business communication is taking place on Twitter: a global audience can now learn from industry leaders and apply high-level advice in real time. At, there are 28,242 books written specifically on business strategy. Since it’s impossible to read and filter all that advice, there are competitive advantages to connecting with executives and learning from a primary source. And even more valuable to have access to a Fortune 10 executive’s insight. On March 31, Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally joined members of his management team at the New York International Auto Show for 30 minutes ... market research, surveys and trends
'Truthiness' Can Make or Break a Corporation | The Corner Office ...
Public figures apparently felt free to come onto the program and say things that were demonstrably false. What a surprise-politicians dissembling! But what’s true for elected officials is unfortunately also true for many corporate leaders. In today’s world, many people seem to be unconcerned with the veracity of their statements and are able to lie with a straight face. No wonder so many surveys of employees find that between a third and two-thirds of the workforce believes that their leaders are lying to them -because in many cases, they are. Case in point: one very senior executive at a large online company told me ... market research, surveys and trends


Chief Executive - The Magazine for the Chief Executive - Lessons ...
The colossal business failures of the past few years underscore the fact that the conduct of a company's leadership team is directly correlated with the organization's long-term performance. Once-venerable institutions such as Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Scotland paid the ultimate price for the behaviors of their leadership teams. Merrill Lynch & Co. offers an illustrative case. It has been widely reported that former CEO Stanley O'Neal, who was dumped in October 2007, thwarted debate, ignored feedback from other firm leaders and fired people whose views didn't mesh with his ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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SuccessConnect 2010 kicked off today in San Francisco and has been nothing but non-stop action. Leading the action, was Lars’ by jumping for joy onstage to open up his keynote. Lars recapped SuccessConnect in New York, discussing business execution, and spinning the infamous big “Wheel of Success.” The “Wheel of Success” has an array of topics ranging from a “Innovation Machine” to “Audience Picks”, and proved to be very entertaining and informing for all. Lars introduced Carlin and he did an amazing demo of Cubetree. By using Cubetree, Carlin demonstrated how to see group comments on a resume and how one could ultimately be in ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Every week, Mashable puts together a calendar of upcoming social media and web events, parties and conferences. Would you like to have your conference or event listed here? If so, please contact us at least one month before your event to establish a media partnership. For more upcoming listings, check out Mashable’s Events section . This September, join for the Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit in partnership with the United Nations Foundation . More information about the event can be found here . Please e-mail for available sponsorship information. In the meantime, here are some tips on how to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Lakers blog profile: ZairaAmaterasu inspired by Kobe Bryant
This is the second post in a weekly series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers blog community. Feel free to send submissions to Screen name : ZairaAmaterasu Real name : Zaira Scotti Occupation : Biologist and Pharmacon researcher Age : 25 Gender : Female Hometown : Lodi, Italy Story behind your screen name : People consider me a goddess (how modest... I know... LOL) and I love Japan to pieces. So one of my former friends with benefits one day a few years ago just started to call me "Amaterasu" (Japanese goddess of Sun) and everybody in my crew simply followed in his footsteps. Being an ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


tance of the “P” word in management and leadership. .... favorite books with me. (She thought that, as a new manager, I needed it, and I suppose I should ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
National Emergency Response to FMD and Highly Contagious Animal ...>). ... EMLT – Emergency Management Leadership Team – consists of APHIS leaders who are ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Sample Chapter for Gallagher, M.E.: Contagious Capitalism ...
In opening up to the outside world, we must actively make use of things from developed Western countries . . . but we must be careful not to take the decadent things for miracles, or ulcers for treasures.     --Jiang Zemin, President of the PRC, 1997 How does an authoritarian state renegotiate its duties and obligations to society without sacrificing political control? One of the key explanations for the disintegration of socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe is that these states failed to keep up their end of the "social contract." 1 Whether through the effects of continual market reform ...
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What is the role of sincerity, honesty, passion for your work, and genuine concern for your customers in the success and failure of businesses? I am interested in the general answer to this question, and also, more specifically, the role of these issues in customer service. When I say passion for your work, I do not mean passion for profit-making - I mean passion for your actual craft. As a secondary issue, what is the impact of pretended sincerity or false politeness on the relationship between a company and its customers? I am looking more for a comprehensive list of references, with information on how to access them, than ...