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Navigating the Future’s Most Challenging Intersections: An Anchor Mission Playbook

11/01/2018 21:04
    Last April, one hundred invited participants from Chico State, the College of Business, and the community gathered at FutureWork Symposium to discuss a range of topics, including work, technology, ethics, philanthropy, and social equity. How did these all these pieces...

Blended Learning for Leadership and Culture Building

09/27/2018 17:04
  Cultural development has been much on my mind these days. I spent part of my summer in Chicago reviewing a project designed to help K-12 kids start thinking about leadership, behavior, and self-management (Wisdom Camp). When Interim Dean Ken Chapman circulated the recent email outlining the...

Academic Dishonesty (It Happens - What Do We Really Do?)

08/22/2018 13:50
It’s always the first and ONLY time, except when you find out it wasn’t. And how does one find that out? Read on. Dealing with dishonest student behavior is inconvenient and often confounding.  Responses to it may vary from automatic course failures, to the broad category called “other.”...

The Noticers

05/05/2018 15:31
The Noticers  “…[T]he reality is that we’re all either in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or headed for a crisis. It’s just part of being {human} on this planet,” writes Andy Andrews. “Knowing that, what’s the best way to be prepared for a crisis? To possess the perspective that is...

Hit Refresh

03/31/2018 13:50
In the serendipitous way life works, in recent weeks the "refresh" notion has threaded its way to center stage in my mind. So that's our theme, inspired by a book by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and several conversations and/or meetings I've had with many of you.  Speaking of stage, let's set...

Carpe Momentum: It’s a Way of Perceiving

03/03/2018 11:58
Behold the beauty of the carp in movement against the gentle waves of change. But will they maintain that movement in the face of the bigger wave? This is for leaders and poets to debate. And fish. The College of Business’ kick-off meeting in January revealed the important progress we've made...

A Heart-Healthy Start to the Semester

02/01/2018 11:42
      As you work on course design, why not consider designing your life as well? Between the good, the bad, and the many choices to be made, each life and life-phase offers new challenges. Shaping life meaningfully and intentionally is its own satisfaction. Which brings...

Lighten The Burden of Perpetual Busy-ness

01/16/2018 19:10
Thanksgiving, along with most of this year, is now past, leaving us reflecting on that marvel of syntactic ambiguity, Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. Inspired...

Here, Have Some More Wine News

12/02/2017 11:13
  Following on the heels of Bill Bunker’s big reveal of his hidden talents in last month’s blog, which include a refined knowledge of wine (see  fumblingviniferist.com)  I’ve discovered that Jim Downing, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, has a related story of his...

The Hidden Talent Edition

11/04/2017 15:01
Welcome to the First Hidden Talent Edition! Sure, we see and enjoy one another’s company during our many official and unofficial gatherings. But here’s a little of what some of our Colleagues do outside of the College of Business setting. Bill Bunker: Our Wine Connoisseur in...
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