The Eller Executive Blog

How Should We Be Using Goals?
August 22, 2016

By Lisa D. Ordóñez
Vice Dean and McClelland Professor of Management and Organizations and Marketing
Eller College of Management

 


Why are Senior Executives Not More Like Van Gogh?
August 15, 2016

By Joe Carella 
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 

I am sure your first question is, "What does Van Gogh have to do with leadership turbulence?" Simple. A recent study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico discovered that the turbulence you can see in the Starry Night painting by the Dutch master has the same deep mathematical structure of turbulence in nature. It is remarkable that an artist, granted a pretty genial one, could get to understand turbulence so well to capture it in one of his paintings.


How to Turn Yourself into a Big Data Leader
August 08, 2016

By Joe Carella 
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 

Big Data, predictive analytics, intelligence, customer insight, petabytes, social media analytics, data veracity and volume, the internet of things. A lot of new terms have entered the business vernacular in the past 5 years! These concepts are reshaping the way we think of business today and the way we prepare for the business challenges and opportunities for tomorrow. The term that seems to capture most the imagination of managers today is Big Data.


Can Algorithms Replace Your Managers? Humans Need Not Apply...
August 01, 2016

By Joe Carella 
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 

A short, and so far undisputed, article made its way into the May 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review. In this piece, three well respected psychology professors at University of Minnesota argue that managers should leave recruiting to algorithms who outperform humans in the selection process.


Preserving the Holes of Your Digital Leadership Cheese
July 25, 2016

By Joe Carella 
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 


Are You a Pinocchio Leader?
July 18, 2016

By Joe Carella 
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 

You have read these, right? A couple of recent stories of business deceit that show how common place white collar crime has become:

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to the federal government in connection with its delivery of Next Day Air overnight packages, the Justice Department announced today. [view article]


The Dark Side of Leadership: When a Merger Destroys Organizational Value
July 11, 2016

By Joe Carella 
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 

Most of us who work for or collaborate with large organizations have heard this before:company mergers and acquisitions are not always value generators. There is plenty of academic research and anecdotal evidence that points to that. A good study by BCG from 2007 gives an optimistic point of view on the topic saying that when you consider the value M&A creates for the acquiring company things don't look so good.


Leading at the Crossroads of Protectionism and Globalization
June 29, 2016

By Joe Carella 
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 

Check the news and all you see is a reference to immigration, global trade and their impact on the economy. On one side you have those who believe that immigration and trade are a good thing - more commerce equals more jobs. On the other are those who think that immigration and global trade (especially low tariffs) destroy the local economy and kill jobs for the local.


Be Fit: A Message You Can’t Ignore
January 26, 2015

By Stephen Gilliland
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 


Why is it so hard?
December 17, 2014

By Stephen Gilliland
Associate Dean, Executive Education

 


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