Friday, August 18, 2017

True Leadership

My sister Carole studied dance, unlike my brother and me who went to the pinnacle of business success with MBAs from Harvard Business School. Yet throughout her working life, Carole has quietly made a difference as a leader in our family businesses and working for others. For many years she ran Best Regards, our greeting […]

How I got into Harvard Business School ….

September 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Practice, Work

In the numerous years since I was accepted to pursue my MBA at Harvard Business School, the one question that I am asked to this day, often with a great deal of incredulity, is “Harvard!  How did you get into Harvard”?  And every time I am asked, I respond with these two simple words “I […]

Bring your teddy bear to work

December 12, 2011 by  
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I was fascinated by this interview with Sreedhari Desai, an Assistant Professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina.  Sreedhari has found that “adults are less likely to cheat and more likely to engage in pro-social behaviour when reminders of children, such as teddy bears and crayons, are present”.   My facilitator toolbox is […]