Category Archives: Politics

The Politics of Academia — The Life of an Adjunct Professor

Tonight on PBS Newshour the story of a California adjunct professor, Arik Greenberg, will be discussed.  Also, here is the story posted on the Newshour website and an excerpt: Adjunct professors now make up half of all college faculties, and … Continue reading

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The Wrong Question: Is This Person Worth a Favor?

People are linking all around the globe.  It’s supposedly savvy to know and be known, to connect and be connected.  But too often these connections are peripheral.  People don’t mind knowing you so long as they don’t have to provide … Continue reading

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Know The Politics Where You Work Before You “Lean In”

Why are women not reaching the top of their fields in the numbers expected?  According to Catalyst, “high-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers, in terms of both career progression and pay, even though they employ career management … Continue reading

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Empty Seats in the Senate Make Persuasion Impossible

Persuasion is something you do with people, not to people.  And that’s why my blog at Huffpo today is a bit on the miffed side.  We’ve been scratching our heads and wondering why so little gets done in the U.S. … Continue reading

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No One is a “Young Invincible”

I just posted a blog on Huffington about this.  Most of us know people who have had health challenges in their youth.  At the age of 30, I was unfortunate to find a lump but fortunate to have had the … Continue reading

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Are Women Still Facing Promotion Problems in Academia?

After writing Shadow Campus, some people asked if the difficulty Meg faced in getting tenured in a primarily male business school actually still happens.  I can’t blame people for thinking that situation surely must be fiction by now, and indeed … Continue reading

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How Distributive Negotiation Works — A Look at House Republican Strategy

So much has been written about integrative negotiation where the goal is often win-win, that we forget that another type of negotiation exists as well — distributive.  In this blog published today on Huffington Post, “Are Republicans Crazy? No!” you … Continue reading

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A Persuasion Case Study: Hillary Clinton and Benghazi

In case you didn’t get a chance to read my recent post, I’m adding it here.  Whether you are a supporter of Hillary Clinton or not, you may find some useful thoughts about dealing with a huge issue in the … Continue reading

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Persuasion: The Lost Art at The Top

My blog, “Why Should We Believe Them This Time?” is on Huffington Post today.  It’s a question that must be in the minds of not only Americans but people around the world trying to assess whether this time our leaders … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Education Plan

I just posted a blog on Huffpo “President Obama’s Education Plan — A No-Brainer for Colleges.”  That one deals with the ability of colleges to respond with some ease to the president’s concerns because they are set up to do … Continue reading

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