Why do we organize? When I pose this question to executives, their answers are understandably predictable: to accomplish an objective, to make use of all available resources, to maximize efficiencies. While all of these are correct, there is a simpler, more elegant response. We organize because we can’t do it alone. When understood at its … Continued
Testosterone and cortisol levels in our saliva can predict how we’ll work in groups, according to Modupe Akinola, associate professor of management.
Some students refer to this trip as “Patagucci,” the implication being that an opportunity to earn three academic credits while hiking in the Chilean wilderness must be a business school boondoggle. I’m fairly sure the mental image conjured by most people is of a bunch of students decked head-to-toe in Patagonia mountaineering apparel, sitting around … Continued
“All leaders need to create psychological safety,” says Professor McGrath, one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation.
Game of Thrones is full of secrets. Characters keep secrets, exploit secrets, and reveal secrets to build alliances. “Secrets are worth more than silver or sapphires,” says the character Varys, who trades in secrets as the official “master of whisperers.” “Rest easy my lord,” Varys says to Tyrion Lannister in an early episode, “I am very … Continued
Here’s a quick quiz: Which of the following quotes is from a Business School professor, and which was said in the epic fantasy Game of Thrones? “Your values are your internal control system.” “Truth now.” “Think through a problem and gain greater self-awareness in the process.” “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them … Continued
How managers can develop the ability and confidence to ask the right questions, spot patterns, and process that information in parallel with an understanding of the wider business situation.