There is so much to read, so much to know, so many sources to follow. And the volume of news and information just keeps growing exponentially. How to keep up? Even more, how to rediscover the serendipity of learning something new and interesting for its own sake?
Here, for your enjoyment and interest, are the articles Temin and Company considers "must reads." They are primarily on the topics of reputation and crisis management, the media, leadership and strategy, perception and psychology, self-presentation, science, girls and women, organizational behavior and other articles of interest.
They are listed below with the most recent articles first, and to the side, by category.
We hope you enjoy them and would appreciate your comments. And whenever you have any favorite articles for us to add, please let us know so that we might include them for other readers to enjoy.
Stan Linhorst, Syracuse.com, July 13, 2014
In this week's "Sunday Conversations," SUNY ESF's Cornelius "Neil" Murphy, Jr. is interviewed, discussing his career, his leadership roles and those who influenced his leadership, and what he's doing now. [...read more]
Andrew O'Connell, "The Daily Stat," HBR Blog Network, July 11, 2014
Priest sexual-abuse scandals have cost the U.S. Catholic church a total of about $3 billion in legal fees, settlements, and other direct costs since the 1980s, but the impact of parishioners' declining charitable contributions has been an order of magnitude larger. [...read more]
Ravi Somaiya and Christine Haughney, The New York Times, July 11, 2014
George Clooney condemned The Daily Mail, the British newspaper, after it reported that the Lebanese mother of his fiancée objected to their wedding on religious grounds. But he's not the first to challenge their reporting. [...read more]
Ann Rutledge and Robert E. Litan, Brookings, July 9, 2014
This paper offers an alternative approach to fixing credit ratings: by showing how the absence of a single, numerical, public structured credit scale to serve as a yardstick of structured credit quality in the U.S. debt capital markets provides a more plausible explanation for the problems in structured finance in particular. [...read more]
Andrew O'Connell, "The Daily Stat," HBR Blog Network, July 3, 2014
Ties of friendship between corporate directors and CEOs can compromise firms' integrity, but public disclosure of the ties can make the problem worse, according to research in the American Accounting Association's Accounting Review. [...read more]
Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times, July 1, 2014
Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, announced in a note to the bank's employees and shareholders that has throat cancer and will begin treatment shortly, and emphasized that he would remain immersed in the day-to-day operations of the bank. [...read more]
Michael Fertik, HBR Blog Network, April 7, 2014
Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and ... nice. But being too nice can be lazy, inefficient, irresponsible, and harmful to individuals and the organization, according to this article's author. [...read more]