The curious case of business ethics — and why nobody can quite agree

Several years before I returned to graduate school to earn my PhD, I was an upper-level manager for a well-known international company that had just completed a corporate management change and was beginning to restructure. A rumor was circulating in Continue reading The curious case of business ethics — and why nobody can quite agree

Guest post: Leadership is now the strongest marketing strategy

Yelling with gusto used to be the best way to advertise your wares. There was plenty of media and if you had plenty of money, you were set. Today, of course, yelling doesn’t work so well. What works is leading. Continue reading Guest post: Leadership is now the strongest marketing strategy

Managing diversity in interesting times: What’s a leader to do?

What should we do if the highest levels of government seem unfriendly to the whole idea of diversity, repeatedly stressing differences among us? For example, political rhetoric often pits immigrants and refugees against everyone else, and one Maryland county recently Continue reading Managing diversity in interesting times: What’s a leader to do?

Leading Social Impact

Social innovation is the process of identifying novel approaches to bring together business and social concepts that integrate the private, public and nonprofit sectors to provide both economic and societal value. It’s a concept that offers tremendous potential here in Continue reading Leading Social Impact

Accentuate the Positive: The role of positivity in emotional intelligence

When Buffalo native Harold Arlen and Capitol Records founder Johnny Mercer wrote the Oscar-nominated song “Accentuate the Positive” in 1944, they probably never considered how the lyrics would stand the test of time. “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate Continue reading Accentuate the Positive: The role of positivity in emotional intelligence