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Embracing Complexity – 6219 Day Two

Scholars in many academic disciplines, especially those that claim to take a scientific approach and that hope to offer causal explanations for the various phenomena they study, suffer from a certain amount of physics envy. After all, who wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Theories about Theories – 6219 Day One

Axiologies answer the question of what we value. There are two essential components to an axiology, the first dealing with ethics and the second dealing with aesthetics. Ethics has enjoyed a rapid rise in interest over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Management and Leadership – 6106 Day Two

As many people have pointed out, it is difficult to discuss anything without knowing how that thing is being defined. When talking about management and leadership, one of the big differences between the two concepts is that while various functions … Continue reading

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From OB to Management – 6106 Day One

The subject matter of organizational behavior (OB) is most often presented as dealing with motivation – how do we get people to do what we want them to do? And, OB texts are ususally written from the perspective of those … Continue reading

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Community Organization and Leadership

When I first started teaching the leadership course (now MBAC 6106) in the MBA program in community economic development (CED) for Cape Breton University (CBU), in 1999, the course title included the term community organization, I believe, as a means … Continue reading

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