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One Ethical Decision at a Time

18 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
It is easier to do the right thing 100 percent of the time than 98 percent of the time. That is one of Clayton Christensen’s life’s lessons that was reaffirmed when his Harvard classmate Jeff Skilling went to prison as the result of a thousand little compromises to his ethical values.  Skilling was Ken Lay’s […] Read more»

Don’t Underestimate Preparing for Interviews

27 March, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
If you cannot admit to failure, do not apply, was an underlying theme of a recent Corner Office Q&A in The New York Times, edited by Adam Bryant. Bryant interviewed Tracey Matura, the General Manager of the Smart car division at Mercedes Benz USA, regarding her leadership style and how to peel back the onion […] Read more»