New Baylor Business Review: Management, Leadership and Strategy in the 21st Century
In this issue of the Baylor Business Review, we explore management, leadership and business strategy in the 21st century.
Leadership Ethics at Work: More Than Mere Talk (BBR)
One of the first things to know about ethical leadership in business is that the subject is greater than a collection of interesting anecdotes about good and bad CEO behavior dissected in a classroom. Conveying that concept with clarity is important to Mitchell Neubert as he leads students through concepts in his Principled Leadership classes.
Rock-Paper-Scissors: Strategies in Conflict Situations (BBR)
Rock crushes scissors. Paper covers rock. Scissors cut paper. Playing the rock-paper-scissors game to settle a conflict is almost universal. In fact, rock-paper-scissors (RPS) fans say that they can "get on a bus in just about every city in the world and play (rock-paper-scissors) for the last remaining seat without speaking a word." But a group of Baylor University business faculty contends one can learn how people face zero-sum conflict situations when there are definite winners and losers by observing their strategies while playing RPS.
Gaining a Worldview of Strategic Management (BBR)
It's one thing to study world news and read about doing business in a global economy. It's another one entirely to pack your bags and travel to the places you've read about. A semester-long course in Baylor's Executive MBA program has students doing exactly that. In their final semester of the Executive MBA programs in both Austin and Dallas, every candidate is required to take the Global Strategic Management course, which culminates in a 10-day trip to two international destinations. While they are there, they are immersed in culture, business practices and policies of that country.
Creating a Blueprint for Progress (BBR)
A document with a long shelf-life that does not spend time on a shelf--that is the vision of those who are developing the Hankamer School of Business' new strategic plan. Are those two images--a fluid, active document that stays fresh over multiple years--mutually exclusive?
Leadership Perspective: Lead or Follow? (BBR)
Leadership is not a choice--it's a calling. To truly lead, we have to serve. My father taught me that true leadership "gives away credit and takes blame." This is no fun. I had always thought leadership was power, control and prestige. Plus, it looked really cool to be a leader. Experience has proved me wrong. Dad was right--imagine that!
Learning in 360: Managing Start-ups on Steroids (BBR)
At age 14, Aaron Fitzgerald began looking for ways to earn money. He started doing odd jobs for neighbors and family friends. Less than five years later, he had 15 employees and more than 500 clients. And he had yet to graduate from high school. So when the senior Finance and Entrepreneurship major from Conifer, Colo., heard about Baylor's Accelerated Ventures program, it seemed like a natural fit.
Is Workplace Hierarchy Becoming Obsolete? (BBR)
Juniper Networks, the networking giant, doesn't have it easy. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, they're locked in a ferocious battle for talent against big-brand neighbors like Google, Facebook and Apple. That's why, says Juniper executive vice president of human resources Steven Rice, they have to offer something different. But it's not an arms race over who has the best free cafeteria food or pet-sitting services. Instead, it comes down to one question Juniper asks at the beginning of the recruitment process: "Where will you do your best work?"
Bear Leaders (BBR)
The Hankamer School of Business strives to produce graduates who will become ethical leaders with integrity. We caught up with several alumni to gain insight about leadership and management within corporations and start-ups. Their stories revealed that dedication and character, combined with experience, have shaped them in to business leaders making an impact in their respective industries.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Baylor Business Review (BBR)
1983 marked the introduction of the first mobile phones to the public, the release of the Apple Lisa personal computer, and the debut of "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi." Ronald Reagan was president, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was the best-selling album. The year also marked the launch of the Baylor Business Review (BBR) as the flagship communication of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, and we are proud to celebrate 30 years of the magazine this year!