Archive: Management

  • Christine Porath Named Top Leadership Speaker

    On January 11, Inc. named Christine Porath, associate professor of management at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, to its list of The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018. The list was compil

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  • Project 500 Is Helping East-Of-The-River Businesses Grow

    Project 500. It’s a partnership between the Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business – where [Melissa] Bradley teaches impact investing and social entrepreneurship– and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity where Snowden serves. Their goal: To recruit and retain up to 500 diverse, District-based businesses and connect them with capital.

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  • For One Longtime D.C.-Area Resident, The Eagles Truly Are America’s Team

    Family issues brought America back to Philadelphia in the early 1970s. He moved to D.C. shortly after accepting a position in President Jimmy Carter’s administration and spent 20 years doing economic development work for the federal government, first with the Commerce Department and then with the Small Business Administration. After retiring in 1997, America became a full-time professor at Georgetown’s business school, teaching classes on community development and investing in Africa. America hasn’t taught since 2012, but he continues to work toward advancing the development of business schools and universities to train future managers in Africa.

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  • The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018

    Christine Porath, associate professor of management, was featured for her work in the area of incivility and its effects at work.

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  • Project 500: A Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success

    A column by Melissa Bradley, managing director of Project 500 and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business: “As entrepreneurship declines across the country, there has been an intense focus in the D.C. area to spur innovation and business growth. From local universities to national philanthropy, D.C. is full of enterprising individuals who are seeking to create individual and community wealth, and most importantly jobs.”

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  • Our Favorite MBA Professors of 2017

    Work brings out the worst in people – especially those who hold power. Some will bully, yell, insult, accuse, ignore, or undermine. Many times, this conduct takes a human toll. Just ask Christine Porath, a management professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Her father suffered a near heart attack, which she attributes to years suffering in a “toxic environment.” This event also spurred her to research such workplaces, which ultimately produced Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.

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  • Make Civility the Norm on Your Team

    An article by Christine Porath, associate professor of management: “We all want to come to work and be treated with kindness and respect.”

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  • Overcoming Toxic Culture Through Mastering Civility, With Christine Porath – Episode #99

    It should not come as a surprise that some of the most important things in life are the most basic. Civility is one of those things that is essential to maintaining and building great relationships with others but is often cast aside for the sake of attaining goals at the expense of those relationships. In this conversation, Anthony talks with Christine Porath, author of the new book “Mastering Civility.” Her insights into the human condition and the things that drive us to be not only uncivil but downright petty reveal the foundational things that we need to come to grips with in order to begin building healthy company cultures rather than toxic ones.

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  • McCabe Receives Best Paper Award

    Douglas McCabe, professor of management, was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2017 Annual Conference of the American Society for Competitiveness in Washington, D.C. This was McCabe’s fourt

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Wants To Teach Every Chicago Public School Student To Code

    Melissa Bradley, a faculty professor at the McDonough Business School at Georgetown University, said it is commendable that big tech companies are working to improve coding skills in minority communities. But she said that it remains to be seen whether such efforts will have any impact on diversifying the industry. “While I believe that many of these companies are well-intentioned in their efforts, the reality is that you are talking about a 10 to 20-year horizon before we know if it’s actually going to happen,” Bradley said. “Unfortunately, I don’t see a parallel track happening inside these organizations to addressing the lack of diversity at senior levels.”

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