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Family business over time–The Stroh Brewing Company

August 4, 2014
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Family business over time–The Stroh Brewing Company

Succession planning plays a significant role in family business sustainability.  In this video clip, Kerry Dolan of Forbes Magazine explains the demise of the family-run Stroh Brewing Company.  She observed that after several generations, family businesses often fail.  In the case of Stroh’s, the fourth generation Chairman, Peter Stroh, ushered in the eventual sale of…

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RBV expert expounds on the big picture of strategy

February 10, 2014
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RBV expert expounds on the big picture of strategy

Author, Richard Rumelt, known first for his early work on the Resource-Based View of the firm, presents an easily-consumed book of his view of strategy that is based upon his research and years of consulting experience with a full gambit of companies. Good strategy starts with a clearly focused understanding of the major challenges the…

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Focus―high performance and fulfillment

November 1, 2013
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Focus―high performance and fulfillment

Author Daniel Goleman is known as the author of the 1995 book on Emotional Intelligence, a work that changed how managers look at IQ scores and their significance to performance.  In this new book, Goleman suggests that attention is the secret to performance and fulfillment.  His work uses empirical research and observation to conclude that…

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Management across the generations―the arrival of the Millennials

October 1, 2013
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Management across the generations―the arrival of the Millennials

Authors Karsh and Templin, both working at JB Training Solutions, offer a guideline for generational management, oriented toward the Millennial generation.  This timely book provides interesting insights into the differences that drive each generation, with suggested action approaches for bridging the understanding. The four groups addressed (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials) find themselves…

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Washington Post under Bezos’ tutelage

September 1, 2013
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Washington Post under Bezos’ tutelage

Jeffrey Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, agreed in August to purchase the Washington Post newspaper from the Graham family, which had owned the paper since 1933. In early September, Bezos met with the newsroom employees for two days to discuss the business and editorial plans he has for the company, once the deal closes…

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Leadership Development―Case Studies, Videos and Teaching Notes

September 1, 2013
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Leadership Development―Case Studies, Videos and Teaching Notes

This rich selection of materials is available to academic educators, at no cost, upon validation of subscriber academic credentials.  Items include video case vignettes, capstone perspective videos, and accompanying teaching notes.  The subjects cover strategic management leadership issues that managers face in their careers and include videos of practicing managers of well-known companies. Source:  Adapted…

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Leadership defined by the 16 boxes of MBTI

August 1, 2013
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Leadership defined by the 16 boxes of MBTI

Lillian Cunningham, editor of On Leadership at the Washington Post, looks at the historical background of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  She positions the discussion around the questionable sustainability of a psychological test that is used extensively in the workplace, but has never been supported by the academic community.  Cunningham’s claims are based upon her interview…

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August classroom activities―sustainability

August 1, 2013
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August classroom activities―sustainability

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format.  Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Investigate the Crayola LLC short story from this month, doing a comparison with its major competitors over…

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Demographically speaking

February 13, 2012
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Demographically speaking

Multicultural communities are springing up across the country.  Whether from US census reports or a drive around town, we perceive the changes in our local population demographics.  As we can see from the few brief examples in this month’s blog, changing consumer preferences open new opportunities for business offers and business model innovation.  Even changes…

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Mentoring for all ages and stages of life

December 8, 2011
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Mentoring for all ages and stages of life

This past month, I came across a couple of articles in my reading that provoked discussions with my colleagues.  If mentoring/coaching is an accepted norm for professional musicians and athletes, what are we doing in our business schools for our experienced academics?  (As an aside, Tiger Woods just won the Chevron World challenge and in…

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