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Erik Dane

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Moral Compass
10 months ago

Moral Compass

By  •  Business Ethics

Are ethical leaders developed by training or just drawn that way? In a study of moral choice in the workplace, Rice professors Erik Dane and Scott Sonenshein argue that ethical expertise oftentimes is a teachable skill.

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Happy Place
3 years ago

Happy Place

By  •  Worker Well-being

Workplace well-being seems dependent on gyms, yoga, juice bars as twenty-first century businesses compete for the freshest way to amuse and refresh their employees. At the same time, a cottage industry of scholarly research is advising them on how to do it. Despite the healthy quantity of literature on worker happiness, however, scholars typically overlook some integral issues: pay and job security.

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When Clients Just Don’t Understand
3 years ago

When Clients Just Don’t Understand

By  •  Client Management

Get out from behind the professional curtain and start talking with your clients as soon as possible. Give them an overview of what you do, how you do it, and why is valuable. When you can, let them watch you do some of your work so that they can see for themselves how complex and specialized it is. And perhaps most importantly, connect with them as people, not just as clients.

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Don’t Mind If I Do
3 years ago

Don’t Mind If I Do

By  •  Workplace Psychology

While some people may simply be more mindful than others, evidence exists that mindfulness can be enhanced through practice, training and experience. Meditation-based programs such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, for example, may help employees focus attention on the present. With the empirical evidence of positive work outcomes associated with mindfulness now in hand, managers should continue to be mindful of this emerging scholarship as other important organizational outcomes and workplace contexts are examined.

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