Browsing Category: Leadership

Entrepreneurship, Leadership

What Business Are You In?

I’ve seen many organizations lose their way because of a failure to know what they were about. My study of failed mergers and acquisitions carries that as a basic theme. To know what your firm is about is to be able to answer crisply questions about mission, vision, values…

By Bob Bruner-
Leadership, Management Communcation

The Advice We Need

Dear Abby: I have always wanted to have my family history traced, but I can’t afford to spend a lot of money to do it. Have you any suggestions? — M. J. B. in Oakland, Calif.Dear M. J. B.: Yes. Run for a public office. Dear Abby: My wife…

By Bob Bruner-
Leadership, Management Education

Mission and Integrity

Last week, I announced the results of our community-wide efforts to review the Darden School’s mission statement. Darden is a mission-driven school. The mission statement guides our actions and expresses the distinction and strength of our culture and our commitment to graduate business education and executive development…

By Bob Bruner-
Entrepreneurship, Globalization, Leadership

Cuba Libre

The Cuba Libre is a cocktail that mixes Coca-Cola and Bacardi Rum—popularized in the 1950s, it is part of the romantic appeal of Cuba that includes Ernest Hemingway, the Cha-Cha, Mambo, palm trees, tropical climes, independence uprisings, and revolutions. That you can find neither Coke nor Bacardi…

By Bob Bruner-

Veterans Day and a Culture of Gratitude

“The names of those who in their lives fought for lifeWho wore at their hearts the fire’s centre.Born of the sun they travelled a short while towards the sun,And left the vivid air signed with their honour.”– Stephen Spender, I Think Continually Of Those Who Were…

By Bob Bruner-