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Why ‘Bad’ Leaders Actually Make the Best Leaders
Healthcare Daily: An article by Gary Carini, Ph.D., professor of management and associate dean for graduate business programs at the Hankamer School of Business, about the qualities of successful leaders. “Somehow, an imperfect leader, one who is transparent about their past and current difficult experiences, can have more credibility when he or she communicates how they have learned from their very imperfection,” Carini wrote. Carini points out that the best leaders are transparent about their failures and well-practiced in their areas of expertise.

How Withdrawal Rates Trip Up Retirees
The Wall Street Journal: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is one of “The Experts,“ a group of industry, academic and cultural thinkers who weigh in on the latest debates in The Journal Report. This week, Dr. Reichenstein answers the question: What financial term do you wish those nearing retirement better understood?

Study: U.S. Workers Not Taking Paid Time Off Work
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed for this story about the trend of U.S. workers not taking advantage of their paid time off. Hunter is an expert in issues regarding work-life balance.

Baylor Student Wins Major Human Resources Scholarship
Baylor’s own Melanie Prada is this year’s recipient of the HR Southwest Conference (HRSWC) Excellence in Education Student Scholarship, which includes a $1,000 scholarship and the net proceeds from the HRSWC silent auction.

Companies May Overreact to Activists
Companies may overreact to social or environmental activists protesting their business practices, according to an article in the Academy of Management Review.

Business Managers Prefer to Deceive Face to Face
When John Carlson, associate professor of Information Systems (IS), set out to conduct research about why people, business managers in particular, choose certain modes of communication, the results surprised him.

Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business Hosts Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum on Leading with Ethics
The 2014 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum will take place in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business Nov. 4-14. This year’s theme, “Leading with Ethics,” aims to engage students, faculty, alumni and business leaders in discussions of major ethical issues facing the business world today.

They Aren't Just Suppliers, They're Partners
Inc.: Article in Inc., a national publication that targets CEOs and other top management executives of fast-growing companies, gives business owners and managers steps to take to build a strong supply chain. Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management, is quoted about technological advances in the industry – particularly regarding the use of radio frequency identification.

Assistant Professor’s Study on Food Service Goes Viral
When Emily Hunter, assistant professor of Management and Entrepreneurship started working on, The Waiter Spit in My Soup! Antecedents of Customer-Directed Counterproductive Work Behavior, with her adviser and mentor Lisa Penney, associate professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Houston, she never expected it to get much exposure. By Sept. 5, just two months after the article was published online in the Human Performance journal, a variety of news outlets from Fox News to The Today Show picked up their article and ran stories on their findings.

What Your Waiter is Doing Behind Your Back
AOL: A new study co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looks at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. The results found that difficult diners cause staff to exhibit counterproductive work behavior. “The laborious emotional demands of these positions make it difficult for an employee to maintain positive emotions while managing any negative emotions they may experience on the job,” said Hunter.

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