Category Archives: Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management Media Clips and Topics

A Day in the Life of a Learner: My Daily Information Feed

One of the greatest things about college (yes, besides the parties) is that learning is guaranteed. You sign up for a class, get a syllabus, and have a professor guide you through a topic. I think one of the toughest … Continue reading

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LMU HR event: Comics and Corporations: Enhancing the Impact of HR Communications through a Graphic Novel Approach

One of the best things about being a professor is the network of former students that we gain from our classes in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Careers. One of my first mentors, and fellow LMU professor, Dr. Charlie … Continue reading

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My Five Favorite Blogs and Subscriptions for Spring-Summer 2013

How do you keep up with the news? How do you stimulate your creativity, add an extra kick to your presentations and stay relevant for your career?  It’s a challenge.  I confess I love the retro feel of a newspaper … Continue reading

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What Kind of Leader is Jillian Michaels and What do You Need from Your Leader?

“Unless you faint, puke, or die, keep walking!” exhorts Jillian Michaels to contestants on TV’s Biggest Loser. I confess I have a love-hate feeling about Jillian Michael’s leadership style with her trainees. When I first started watching, I hated her … Continue reading

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Organizational Behavior Tip: Please Don’t Sniff Me In the Elevator!

Yesterday, my colleague sniffed me in the elevator again. Over the past 15 years of teaching at LMU, he has probably sniffed me in the elevator dozens of times. Here’s how it works- He leans way into my personal space … Continue reading

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Will Civil Rights for GLBT Employees be the “New Normal?”

        Kissing: fun to do and entertaining to watch on TV.  After my first week back to teaching I was having a Professor Couch Potato kind of night: TV, red wine, blankie.. .you get the picture. I noticed … Continue reading

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What “ True Color” Should Your Mentor or Protégé Be?

I am a big fan of using the True Colors assessment with my students and clients when I teach them about mentoring. The True colors provides a somewhat abbreviated version of the well-regarded Myers-Briggs instrument as it provides insight into … Continue reading

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What Media teaches us about Management

I think there is tremendous value in using media to explicate concepts in management. Viewers today are very sophisticated and used to seeing a lot of production value so most corporate training videos fall short of being effective. Sadly many … Continue reading

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Mentoring Archetypes: Who’s Your Favorite?

ABC’s Shark Tank has become one of my favorite shows on television. It is addicting to watch this show and root for the underdog and hope that various products get invested in by one of the sharks. I can even … Continue reading

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If the Olympic Village Had a House Mom…

The 2012 Olympics are playing out in London and the results thus far have been thrilling. As an audience we are given in-depth access the athletes and their extraordinary back stories, but the cameras don’t follow the athletes home, to … Continue reading

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