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  • Negotiation is Problem Solving

    Margaret Neale, Stanford Graduate School, teaches negotiation in this video. Steps in Negotiation Assess: Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Prepare: What are my interests? What are your interests? Ask: Engage and share unique information...
  • Dealing with Crisis

    In the video above, Dan Roth, LinkedIn Executive Editor, interviews Judy Smith about her career path. How does Judy Smith define a crisis? Why does she say that social media has "upped the ante" for CEOs and leaders? What kind of...
  • John Nash 1928-2015

    John Nash is probably best known as the subject of the movie "A Beautiful Mind." But, the Nash Equilibrium strategy has affected business strategy and decisions in general. You might have been exposed to the Nash Equilibrium strategy in...
  • Decision-making Checklist

    Most people, even good managers, make bad decisions. But, decision making could be improved by using a checklist. The checklist above is from an article at McKinsey & Company. How can a checklist help you to safeguard your decision making process...
  • Emerging (in)security

    It seems like every day we hear about another company's digital records being compromised. Privacy and security are important to all of us. The above infographic is from HP Technology at Work. What are the top five emerging trends? Explain how...
  • Wendy's Romaine Lettuce Journey

    Where does salad come from? In this video, Wendy's shares the journey of its romaine lettuce from farm to salad. How similar is Wendy's video to those shared by McDonald's in its playlist at the link below, "Our food. Your questions...
  • GRIT

    In this video, Dr. Paul G. Stoltz talks about GRIT, his acronym for a winning mindset. Also, it is the name of his book. Dr. Stoltz reminds us that every time an impressive achievement is encountered, ask yourself, "What did it take for that to happen...
  • McDonald's New Vision for "I'm lovin' it"

    McDonald's CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Deborah Wahl unveiled its new brand vision . The company is keeping the tag line , "I'm loving it ". Ad Age reports "The company said other changes in 2015 will include new uniforms on crew...
  • A-Z Culture Glossary of 2015: The Trends You Need to Know to be Relevant

    A-Z Culture Glossary of 2015: The Trends You Need to Know to be Relevant from sparks & honey is a slide presentation. (See attached file.) Managers scan the environment to make decisions. They want to keep their products and services relevant....
  • Creativity and Problem Solving

    In his book, Creativity & Problem Solving (The Brian Tracy Success Library), Brian Tracy identifies three ways to stimulate your creativity. 1. Clear goals . "The more you want something, the more likely it is you'll find creative ways...
  • Black Friday 2014

    Black Friday is becoming a thing of the past because stores -- including Wal Mart, Best Buy, Kohl's, Sears, Macy's, and Target -- opened on Thanksgiving Day . Some are even calling shopping on Thanksgiving " Grey Thursday ." Ellen Chang...
  • 10 Trends for 2014

    Managers scan the environment to anticipate changes. Identified forces in the environment shape managers' decision making and the company's ability to reach its goals. One of the forces in the environment is social/cultural. JWT Intelligence forecast...
  • 10 Tips For a Successful Group Brainstorm

    10 Tips For a Successful Group Brainstorm from Column Five Working as a member of a team is expected in business by management. Brainstorming is a creative problem solving technique used by teams to get more ideas. It is much easier to tame a wild...
  • Inflation Impacts Management Decisions

    In order to make decisions, managers scan the business environment which consists of factors that the manager cannot control. They do so because the environment affects business success. The economy is a key element in the business environment, and inflation...
  • Make Smarter Decisions for Future You

    Daniel Goldstein studies decision making and in this TED talk, "The battle between your present and future self," shares tools to help you imagine yourself over time. How can you make smarter decisions today that will have good consequences...
  • Washington Redskins Lose Six Trademarks

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued an opinion that six of the Washington Redskins trademarks are disparaging to Native Americans. Thus, the Redskins name is no longer protected by the federal government as an exclusive trademark. A trademark...
  • Love Sells

    According to Catholic historians , Saint Valentine was a third century Roman bishop who secretly married soldiers and their lovers because it was forbidden by the ruling emperor, Claudius. He wanted his soldiers to be aggressive and believed that marriage...
  • Super Bowl Ad Decisions

    The Super Bowl is one of the most watched television shows each year. As a result, the price of Super Bowl commercials has gone up every year since the Super Bowl began. In the first Super Bowl in 1967, a thirty second advertisement cost $40,000; today...
  • Cupcake Vending Machine

    Candace Nelson, founder and owner of Sprinkles , decided to use a vending machine at the Beverly Hills, California store to offer cupcakes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to her customers. The cupcake vending machine is continuously restocked to serve fresh...
  • Independence Day is Big Business

    Happy 4th of July! Independence Day is big business. Many Americans will buy an American flag, patriotic apparel such as a t-shirt or hat, and patriotic decorations. They will cook out or barbecue and watch fireworks. But, most of the 4th of July products...
  • Black Friday is Changing

    Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving . It has been the traditional start of the Christmas holiday shopping season, as well as the biggest shopping day of the year in terms of dollars spent. This year, some retail managers decided to move their Black...
  • Cyber Monday

    Many employees with Internet access at work shop from their computers on Cyber Monday, the Monday following Thanksgiving. The phrase "Cyber Monday" was coined in 2005 by Shop.org , a unit of the National Retail Federation (NFR), to encourage...
  • Hype versus No Hype

    Managers decide what types of promotion will be used to inform customers about products and services. Find an advertisement representing an example of hype and an example of no-hype. Why is no-hype the ethical example?
  • Happy Easter 2012

    The National Federation of Retailers reports that Americans will spend an average of $145.28 on Easter goods. "Retailers will make sure to offer plenty of promotions on candy, apparel, food and decorations in the coming weeks for eager holiday shoppers...
  • How to Break Habits

    Everyone makes decisions every day. But, many of our actions aren't decisions. They are habits. Charles Duhigg , author of "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business," says a habit has three parts: cue, routine, and reward...