Compassion at Work: Part 3 of 3

In conclusion of our series this week, we're pleased to present three good reasons why managers and scholars will benefit from making compassionate organizing a part of their lives. Jane E. Dutton and Kristina M. Workman, experts on compassion, organizations, and leadership from the University of Michigan, published a commentary on the classic article by … Continue reading Compassion at Work: Part 3 of 3

Compassion at Work: Part 2 of 3

Capitalism and compassion: are they  incompatible? In a society devastated by unemployment, in which the richest 1% of Americans own nearly half of the country’s wealth, can compassionate organizing succeed? In her guest editorial "Compassion and Capitalism: Implications for Organizational Studies," forthcoming in the Journal of Management and now available in the journal's OnlineFirst section, … Continue reading Compassion at Work: Part 2 of 3

Compassion at Work: Part 1 of 3

I believe that at every level of society - familial, tribal, national and international - the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. - The Dalai Lama Compassion: simply put, it is wanting others to be free from suffering. We know what it means, but how many of us … Continue reading Compassion at Work: Part 1 of 3

Challenges in Leadership: Part 3 of 3

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” —Thomas Jefferson We hope you've enjoyed our series on the challenges of leadership. Today's post is all about leadership and ethics -- and with Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week coming up next Monday, be sure to tune in for … Continue reading Challenges in Leadership: Part 3 of 3

Challenges in Leadership: Part 2 of 3

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” —John C. Maxwell (author, speaker, and pastor) In 1978, James MacGregor Burns defined transformational leaders as those "who engaged with their followers in such a way that each was raised to a higher level of morality and motivation." How … Continue reading Challenges in Leadership: Part 2 of 3

Challenges in Leadership: Part 1 of 3

Editor's note: This week, we are pleased to present a three-part series highlighting current research on key challenges facing leaders in the workplace. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be … Continue reading Challenges in Leadership: Part 1 of 3

What Makes High-Performance Organizations Tick?

What are high performance work systems, and why do they matter to human resource researchers and practitioners today? A new article in the Journal of Management takes a closer look: High Performance Work Systems are designed to enhance organizational performance by improving employee capability, commitment, and productivity. Yet there is very little consensus about the … Continue reading What Makes High-Performance Organizations Tick?

3 Ways to Increase Your Published Article’s Visibility Online

Editor's note: This article was originally published on SAGE Connection. As the academic and business worlds increasingly move online, researchers, practitioners and students are plugging in to the social world of the Internet to find the scholarly material that they need in their work. Statistics show that 80 percent of professors have at least one … Continue reading 3 Ways to Increase Your Published Article’s Visibility Online

Family Business, Part 3 of 3

As we conclude our series on family business, we turn to a recent Journal of Management article entitled "The Adolescence of Family Firm Research: Taking Stock and Planning for the Future": Through its rapid growth during the past decade, family business research has reached its adolescence as a field of study, and family business scholars … Continue reading Family Business, Part 3 of 3

Family Business: Part 2 of 3

Welcome to part two of our series on family business. Today we congratulate two award winners who recently appeared on the Family Business Review podcast, which spotlights the latest research, developments and thought leaders in the field. Tune in or listen on iTunes as FBR Assistant Editor Karen Vinton of Montana State University talks with … Continue reading Family Business: Part 2 of 3