OCB Marketing Conversation

A funny thing happened on the way to authenticity

Can an organization’s leadership be inauthentic by presenting an image they believe to be true, but isn’t, wonders Michael C. Porter? Right now, the voice in your head may be asking what that even means.
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Career Link: 5 Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Work

There are a few different schools of thought on how to make yourself irreplaceable at work writes guest blogger Steve Yakesh. While some people feel the best way to stand out is to take a cutthroat approach, many people in the new collaborative workplace mindset, believe there’s a better way, and I would agree.
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Dean Lenway: innovation and a “second machine age”

In a second machine age, digital computational power will augment human cognition going forward, just as steam power augmented human strength after the industrial revolution – the first machine age. What does this mean to innovation, to business models and to the academy, asks Dean Lenway.
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The Landscape of Family Business

The Landscape of Family Business map reveals the breadth of challenges family business owners must navigate in the short-term, while at the same time preparing for the long-term in order to establish a family business that endures for generations.
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The Scroll: Academic Convocation and Power

Susan Alexander believes the theme of this year’s academic convocation was power, and that’s a good thing, she writes in The Scroll. Not the kind of power that corrupts, as Lord Acton once observed, but the power of imagination, as envisioned by St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan during her convocation remarks.
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Fowler Business Challenge is for all Tommies

The Fowler Business Concept Challenge is an entrepreneurial competition, but "it’s not just for students who study entrepreneurship. Many of the competition’s best ideas come from students across campus, who see a better way of doing something in their field of study,” says David Deeds.
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Student Time Capsule: The First Day

We're keeping a modern time capsule by asking graduate business students to share their experience now—and periodically throughout the program. Today's topic: the first day of school.
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The Scroll: We’re All Guilty

This week's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on campus demonstrates one irrefutable fact to Carol Bruess. We care. We care deeply because we have seen the ravages of ALS, and we want to do something about it. She expects to see you on Thursday in the Quad!
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Protecting Pa5$w0rds and Personal Information

Russian hackers. Retail data breaches. Heartbleed. When Internet security breaches occur, many consumers don’t so much as bat an eyelid. This begs the question: in the world of big data, what would make someone change their passwords?
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A Simple Solution for Complex Learning

School of Social Work professor Lance Peterson discusses the use of simple technology to enhance competency development in graduate social work education.
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Success measured in verbs?

Consider and establish measurable goals before writing a plan suggests MBC program director Mike Porter - not the other way around.
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A Short Guide to Critical Thinking

Whether currently in the classroom or a seasoned alumnus, most of us could improve our critical thinking skills. Here are the eight most effective ways to do just that.
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How the Earth Works

Geologist Kevin Theissen explores the global change that affects ecology and civilizations both faraway and close to home.
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Creative Solutions to Tackle Youth Unemployment

"I was amazed to see what the power of bringing together young entrepreneurs—those who are in the trenches—could do to come up with the most of course creative solutions to tackle youth unemployment," said Solome Tibebu ’12.
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Is it Leadership or Management?

Although the skill sets associated with these roles can seem quite similar, leadership and management tactics have different foundations, and recognizing ways to improve in these respective areas can help advance a company and a career.