When work becomes development (and development becomes work)

Teaching is a third career for me. And, as a “baby boomer,” I have plenty of experience to share with students that, I hope, brings the subject matter to life and helps them form a bridge between class materials and Continue reading When work becomes development (and development becomes work)

Leadership and Life Lessons from Little League

I just attended my 50-year reunion in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We exchanged life updates, hugs, contact information and old memories — some of which were even true. But it was not a high school or college reunion, as Continue reading Leadership and Life Lessons from Little League

Leadership Demands Purpose: Lessons from Malala

What does it mean to be a leader? Most people associate leadership with a position of power and influence. Others think if someone has an important title or role, that person must be a strong leader. Before she had any Continue reading Leadership Demands Purpose: Lessons from Malala

Gender differences in leadership — and how managers can combat stereotypes

“I don’t think gender differences in leadership exist in the real world anymore. I personally work with a lot of women leaders.” Last year, five undergraduates helped me with a research project investigating gender differences in leader emergence, or the Continue reading Gender differences in leadership — and how managers can combat stereotypes

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