Tag Archives: MBA

Change that Lasts – W15.1

The models of change management developed by Kurt Lewin and John Kotter still dominate academic discussions and guide most efforts at change in the business world. However, research shows that the vast majority of change initiatives still fail. In a … Continue reading

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First introducing the term in 1947, and developing it more fully in 1956, Herbert Simon used the portmanteau satisficing, to express the fact that human decision making will always be less than optimal. To refresh your memory, a portmanteau is … Continue reading

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Instant gratification

If you offer a child the choice between having one cookie today or two cookies tomorrow, chances are the child will select to have one cookie today. However, if you offer the child a choice between having one cookie one … Continue reading

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Learn to relax

One of the best ways to manage stress is by learning to relax, but many people don’t realize that relaxation doesn’t simply mean to stop, or to shut down. Instead, relaxation means to reduce tension or restore balance, and it … Continue reading

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Book Interviews

The purpose of this brief post is to provide you with a link to a series of interviews that I did with my CBU colleague Rod Nicholls, in which we discuss various aspects of my book Governance and Social Leadership … Continue reading

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New Book Cover

Here is the final cover design for my new book exploring the relationship between governance and social leadership, which is scheduled for release in May 2014 from Cape Breton University Press. The cover art is based on a painting called … Continue reading

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China in Context

If I had the time, I would like to read more about the history, politics, and economics of China. There are two reasons for this. First, and most obviously, China has evolved as a major player in the global economy, … Continue reading

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