Leadership is everywhere. Nowhere was this more evident than in the belly of the Chilean mine in the weeks and months following the Aug. 5 collapse.
“Corporate America has a lot to learn from the Chilean miners,” says Ron Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University who studies leadership. “One critical takeaway from this experience is the power of vulnerability,” he explains. “Leadership happens because of vulnerability.”
Philadelphia has been a frustrated city for a long time. The city's professional sports teams stir up passion like little else, but Philadelphians had experienced a dearth of championships and a large dose of frustration over so many seasons…until clinching the 2008 World Series this past October. So the question begs: will the City of Brotherly Love, which has a reputation for being anything but, buck its inferiority complex and shower the Phillies with love this spring?
The power of information and secrets lie in their relevance and timeliness. WikiLeaks, the controversial non-profit media organization, which gained notoriety for leaking classified U.S. military files, is believed to be in the process of leaking confidential documents relating to Bank of America and BP. If the leaked information pertains to secrets of strategic relevance to these companies, the corporate competitive landscape could be altered.
The current WikiLeaks saga has many in diplomatic circles either red-faced with embarrassment or laughing up their sleeves at what the cables revealed. International relations expert Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says that in the delicate dance between nuclear proliferation and containment, there is much more at risk than a loss of face.
As the patron saint of all things verdant, it should be no surprise that St. Patrick's eyes would smile at the thought of a truly green – or sustainable – parade in his honor.
Professor of Biology Michael (Patrick) McCann, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, urges organizers of the world's St. Patrick's Day parades to consider the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle – when planning their celebrations.
Considering all the layoffs, downsizes and cutbacks reported in the news these days, it's not surprising to learn that the news itself is being cut back.
According to Joe Samuel Starnes, visiting assistant professor of English at Saint Joseph's University, "You don't have to look far to see struggling businesses, but newspapers have been going down for a while because of the loss of advertising revenue and readership."
Many observers of the recent suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport were surprised that despite the carnage, the airport remained open for business. While some claimed that this response was an example of Russian toughness and stoicism in the face of a crisis, Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that something else was at work.
In recent years, marketers have begun to integrate product placement into popular TV shows, video games, movies and music. While many of these subtle advertising opportunities are the collaborative work of producers and marketers, it is sometimes the work of the artists themselves.
Charles Robert Darwin was born into a genteel family in Shropshire, England, on February 12, 1809. Scientists from around the globe will celebrate the bicentennial of his birth, as well as the 150th anniversary of his monumental work, On the Origin of Species on or about February 12, 2009.
Employers are tripping over legal hurdles as more companies and their workers use social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering a case that explores whether a medical-transportation company illegally fired an employee after she criticized her boss on Facebook.