GBR Academic Editor Nancy Dodd discusses the hit reality show “Undercover Boss” and its implications for social change in C-level leadership.
Can’t view this video? Click here to open in new window. CEO Insights is a production of Pepperdine University that spotlights the life and contributions of prominent business leaders. In this episode, CEO Insights turns the lens on Eli Broad. As the child of immigrant parents, Eli Broad was instilled with the values of hard … Continued
Can’t view this video? Click here to open in new window. Robert D. Blackwell, Sr., is chairman and chief executive officer of Blackwell Consulting Services. As a former managing director of IBM’s Chicago Consulting Services Business, Blackwell has more than 35 years of computer industry expertise. He sits down with Kevin Groves, assistant professor of … Continued
Now that summer is upon us, we have compiled the top five business books you should have on your 2010 summer reading list.
As long as planes fly in defiance of gravity, they will come down. As long as cars travel faster than the human body can on its own, traffic accidents will kill us. And as long as we drill oil, there will be accidents.
As the new managing editor of the Graziadio Business Review and an MBA candidate, I attended the Women’s Leadership Forum held at Pepperdine on March 26. The event featured members of The Committee of 200, an invitation-only membership organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. I was eager to hear the … Continued
The media, sports, business, ethics, and image pundits are all out now, pointing out what Tiger must do to revamp his shattered image. Meanwhile, we all ask the question: What do we learn from this? Surprisingly, the business takeaway isn’t really about ruined images or the billion-dollar golf industry that Tiger almost single-handedly created and … Continued
November 19th is management pioneer (now deceased) Peter Drucker’s 100th birthday. To celebrate the life and teachings of this remarkable man, the Drucker Institute hosted a weeklong event, Drucker Week, featuring some of the most respected business academicians (a paradox?) of the world at Claremont University. Ken Blanchard (author of The One-Minute Manager and Know Can … Continued
Can’t see the video above? Click here to watch or you can read the transcript. In this video interview, Kurt K. Motamedi, PhD, Professor of Strategy and Leadership at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses strategy, strategy execution, leadership styles (including neurotic managers and their impact), keeping employees motivated, and the shift away … Continued
Can’t see the above video? Click here to watch or you can read the transcript. In this video interview, Matthew May, supporting faculty at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and author of the recently released book, In Pursuit of Elegance:Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing, discusses the four principles of elegance: symmetry, … Continued
Can’t see the above video? Click here to watch or you can read the transcript. In this video interview, Kevin S. Groves, PhD, Assistant Professor of Organizational Theory and Management at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses his research on executive development and succession planning, managerial thinking styles, social and emotional intelligence, and … Continued
On May 2nd, the world gathered in Omaha, Nebraska to listen to Warren Buffet at the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting. We tried to parse the future from his words, and wondered if this was the most optimistic that Charlie (Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation) has ever been. Some hailed the new format as … Continued
This post first appeared in BizDean Talk and is reprinted with their permission. A prominent hedge-fund manager pleads guilty for running a scam with worldwide investor losses as high as $50 billion. A Texas billionaire is accused of conducting an $8 billion investment fraud. A major assisted living operator and its founder are accused of … Continued
Read the latest issue of the GBR online at http://gbr.pepperdine.edu/091/ In this issue: Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change Structural changes can serve as the initial intervention for shifting culture. Mark Mallinger, PhD, Don Goodwin, MBA, and Tetsuya O’Hara, MBA The Successful Expatriate Leader in China Expatriate managers must consider the cultural dimensions of leadership. … Continued
Managers are critical resources for national and global economic and social prosperity. They play a significant role in setting direction, executing strategies, and creating success. Their styles, along with their other competencies, impact the productivity and well-being of their employees, peers, superiors, and consequently firms. Our observations lead us to categorize four … Continued