Management experts knock Obama – 12/31/13
Reports on President Obama’s end of the year address, particularly his remarks on the technical difficulties with rolling out the Affordable Care Act. Professor Daniel Diermeier commented on the president’s management skills saying, “No one asked you to write code or be a technical expert, but the expectation is you can set up a process.”
Honesty should be the only policy – 12/31/13
Reports on honesty in the workplace and quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who states, “There is a prevailing cultural sentiment that lying is OK - the fact that everyone is doing it and that it's necessary to get ahead.”
The New York Times
Reborn, Dell Aims Message at Businesses – 12/30/13
Reports on Dell’s business-to-business brand campaign that it is launching. The article quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who suggested the campaign was also directed at Dell’s own employees.
Poets & Quants
Business School Dean of the Year – 12/27/13
Reports Roger Martin, dean of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, as the Dean of the Year. The article cites Kellogg’s Dean Sally Blount putting Martin in the company of such transformational leaders as Donald Jacobs, who had put Kellogg on the map years earlier. The article also ran in Fortune.
Chicago Sun-Times – 12/13/13
Reports on the new advertising blitz for the Affordable Care Act, targeting eight major markets and costing $1 million in federal money. Dr. Joel Shalowitz said delaying the ads until HealthCare.gov worked “was absolutely the right thing to do,” because going to a site that didn’t work well would give consumers a negative association with it.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Harry Kraemer, former Baxter CEO, honored by One Acre Fund – 12/12/13
Reports that One Acre Fund honored one of their biggest supporters, Professor Harry Kraemer. He is the executive partner of Madison Dearborn Partners and the author of “From Values to Action: The Four Principals of Values-Based Leadership.” All proceeds from his book benefit One Acre Fund.