Ethics

Fact check or Asiana Flight your way to write the Check

When under the gun, employees often face pressure to perform quickly and efficiently, but that isn’t always how it goes. Let’s turn to the USA Today article Asiana to sue S.F. TV Station over bogus pilot names as an example. Following the tragic crash of  Asiana Flight 214, KTVU News-station reported the names of the pilots on board. Unfortunately, the names they ...

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Despicable Golden Corral Compass

Though it may not be a material compass like the one used in the movie The Golden Compass, using a moral compass in business and life is crucial for success. Have you utilized your moral compass lately? In other words, are you inspecting the best value-based path for yourself and your organization? If you’re not sure, you many want to re-evaluate. Your ethical ...

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Are You Charlie Shrem When No One is Watching?

Forbes reported that Bitcoin CEO, Charlie Shrem was arrested for money laundering on January 27th, 2014. This came as a disturbing shock to his company, family and friends. In fact, Winklevoss Capital tech investors had previously referred to Shrem’s reputation as impeccable. So how does the leader fall so quickly off the horse? His plight isn’t one unfamiliar to anyone who is ...

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Leadership Qualities of Shari Arison

Shari Arison is one of Israel’s richest women and is ranked 200 on the Forbes list of wealthiest people in the world. While those facts are staggering, it is not her bank account that makes her admirable, but her vision and leadership. Having been awarded an honorary degree from George Mason University, the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) award, and the 2013 Green Globe Award, Shari is ...

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The Call of the Banshee: Technology

Management Monday: Managing Soft Skills In the hit show Downton Abbey, the kitchen cook, Mrs. Patmore, is terrified when she hears a phone ring for the first time, a sound which she describes as “the call of a banshee.” This period drama does a brilliant job of highlighting the difficult transition of technology into the household and into people’s work lives. The ...

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Jofi is no joke

Management Monday: Managing to Avoid Employee Dissatisfaction In an ideal world, every employer and organization would harmonize like America’s Got Talent’s opera group Forte. Unfortunately, that just isn’t the way the world works. Case in point, last week Jofi Joseph was fired from his post as a White House National Security Advisor after a sting operation exposed him as the Author of ...

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Who let the hooligans out?

Management Monday: Managing professional life as a Millennial Credit: Small Business Trends   Overly sensitive, head-strong, lazy, selfish, flighty and entitled are just some of the words that have been used to describe Millennials. *Gasp* Anyone born between 1976 and 2001 (Millennials) has just been thoroughly insulted. Well, don’t be offended just yet, keep reading. Innovative, hard-working, entrepreneurial, inspired and skilled are also descriptions of Millennials. ...

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