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Forbes: “8 Very Bad Things That Happen When Companies Are Too Nice”

"In such organizations, people think the way to support and respect each other is to be polite at any cost: not to disagree, give people tough news, hold them accountable, or let them know when they're not succeeding." The article presents issues such as "terminal niceness" in the workplace; challenges of

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CNN Money: “Taking the brutality out of brutal honesty”

"Telling employees you want their honest feedback is a step in the right direction. Showing them that you mean it is even better" Different high level executives give their perspective about employee showing candor. "A big problem at many businesses, Eberhart from CDI recently told New York Times, is that people don't

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Brandeis University Workshop

International School of Business “Successful Start to Living, Studying and Working in the US” Workshop 8/27/13    

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Bentley University Lecture

McCallum Graduate School of Business “A Successful Start to Living, Studying and Job Searching in the United States” Lecture 8/26/13

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MIT Workshop

Sloan School of Business “Build Your Career Story” Workshop 8/5/13

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University of Rochester Workshops

Simon School of Business ” American Small Talk: Building American Style Relationships & Conversations” Workshops 8/13/13

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University of Rochester Workshops

Simon School of Business “US Job Search and StorySelling” Workshops 8/8/13

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Duke University Workshops

Fuqua School of Business “Successful Start to Living, Studying and Working in the United States” Workshops 7/30/13

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Washington University in St. Louis Workshops

Olin Business School “Understanding and Adapting to American Culture” Workshop 7/29/13

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Lead Change Group: “Leadership Strength and Vulnerability”

"Sometimes the most important thing a leader can do to strenghten the relationship with the people he or she is leading is to momentarily step out of the role leader. When people are given a glimpse of the man or woman underneath leadership's mask, they become more committed to the leader