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Blanchard, Sundaram Selected for 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards

The professors were praised for their expertise, passion for teaching, and their ability to make classroom sessions fun and relevant.

Jun 01, 2016

Why You Don’t Want a Nice Boss

In his latest piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein discusses how a tough, demanding manager will push you to do your best work. "'Nice' bosses may feel good about themselves, but they don't get world-class results. Demanding bosses do," says Finkelstein. "If you aren't getting better at whatever you do for a living, and learning and growing in the process, you're not just standing still, you’re really falling behind."

Aug 25, 2016

Corporate Ethics In The Era Of Millennials

An opinion piece by Paul Argenti about how millennials are choosing to spend their resources—be it time or money—on organizations that are investing in corporate social responsibility. “Although each generation bemoans the faults of the following ones, perhaps it's time we give millennials credit where credit is due: They are forcing business to do good while doing well,” says Argenti. “Companies need to rise to this challenge quickly or risk becoming an anachronism.”

Aug 24, 2016

Superbosses Aren’t Afraid to Delegate Their Biggest Decisions

Sydney Finkelstein explains specific behaviors and beliefs that are unique to “superbosses,” allowing them to delegate decision-making authority more aggressively. “If you lay the groundwork, delegating decisions ceases to be nerve-wracking,” writes Finkelstein. “It becomes what it should be: natural, exciting, and value-creating for boss and employees alike.”

Aug 24, 2016

First Republic: Is It Wrong to Build a Bank for Wealthy Clients Only?

John Vogel comments on the ethics and legality of banks like the First Republic catering to the rich. The law specifies that “banks should not just lend to rich people," says Vogel. But "there aren’t any kind of criteria that say what percent of mortgages” have to go to lower-income people.

Aug 16, 2016

Fear Trumps Free Trade in US Fortress of Solitude

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter about how benefits of trade must be shared more equitably in response to remarks made by presidential candidate Donald Trump about free trade agreements. "I think we've missed an opportunity in the United States for many years, to have a discussion about our social safety net [because] in some basic sense, the narrative for why trade and globalisation are good is lost right now," says Slaughter.

Aug 06, 2016