Archive | December, 2007

Business Ethics: Conrad’s Black Eye: Bloodied But Unbowed (Doesn’t Get It)

Monday, December 31, 2007

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In July of 2007, I posted a blog about media mogul Conrad Black’s self-dealing (among other deeds, paying himself via sham companies). Since Black had stolen exams and sold them to his prep school classmates, I asked how his character could never have been questioned by those who put him in charge and those who […]

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Conrad’s Black Eye (CEO Self-dealing)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

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So, famous, powerful, jet-setting news magnate Conrad Black has been convicted of fraud.  Notwithstanding that his expected appeal may further reduce the sentence for his crime which can include incarceration, many CEOs shudder at what looms in his future – years of further litigation, a possible tell-all book by his wife, the loss of a […]

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Failing Your Children: No Helicopter Parenting In School or At Work

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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“Orchids” to Sue Shellenbarger for her WSJ column on September 27 on Work and Family. She admits to excessive hovering though she rationalizes that “…the complexities of campus life today warrant more extra support.” She describes — criticizes — still  other parents who are so intrusive as to demean their own children’s values and ability.  […]

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Whining Wont Cut It: Courage of Joba Chamberlain of the New York Yankees

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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In my earlier note — Facing Your Fears (commenting on the eulogy of Dr. Albert Ellis who founded a field of action-driving psychology) — I urged you to create your own shaping experiences if serendipity did not present them to you.  Today’s NYTimes carries a wonderful article by Tyler Kepner about the father of New […]

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How Ordinary People Become
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by Stephen H. Baum (Random House)

Most leaders of American companies started out as ordinary people. What prepared them for the top job?

Countless more ordinary people of equal talent never developed the leadership core required to run the show. Why not?

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--Jim Clifton, CEO, The Gallup Organization

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