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How self-reflection energizes leaders

Squeezing the Orange of Social Science podcast hosts Professor Dan Cable and comedian Akin Omobitan are joined by author and leadership mentor Terence Mauri. Together, the trio squeeze a research paper by Martin L. Schaffel Professor Klodiana Lanaj, W.A. McGriff, III Professor Amir Erez and Trevor Foulk (Ph.D. ’17) of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business that scientifically finds measurable methods by which leaders can better harness their energy and be more influential at work. Listen in on

Second time’s the charm

Any given year, students in the UF MBA Full-Time program look forward to gaining real-world work experience as part of their summer internship between their first and second year in the program. These summer internships provide a great opportunity for students to experience working in a field they are interested in, but also serve as a way to build connections as they search for full-time jobs. If 2020 were like any other year, Full-Time students David Eng and Alex Messinger

Celebrating Dean Kraft’s 30-Year Legacy

John Kraft retires as dean of the Warrington College of Business at the end of July. As Warrington prepares for its first dean transition since 1990, we asked his colleagues what they learned and they’ll remember from his tenure as Warrington dean. Joe Alba (James W. Walter Eminent Scholar Chair, Distinguished Professor): “Most people are unaware that John is the lovechild of Don Rickles and Mother Teresa. I have long viewed his heritage as a genetic win-win. On the one

UF MBA alumnus has the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to helping build successful companies

When Jeff Gold (MBA ’78) started his life after graduating from Northeastern University with his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, there were two factors he knew would influence his next steps. One, even after all his schooling, he wasn’t sure he would be a great engineer, and two, he was determined to live somewhere warmer than Boston.  Luckily for the Brooklyn, New York-native, Gold was able to expand his engineering background into something more suitable for his skills and interests

Summer reading suggestions from Warrington alumni

In addition to recommendations from Warrington faculty and staff, we asked alumni what books they recommend reading this summer. Check out their selections below and what you’ll get out of reading each. The Truth about Employee Engagement By Patrick Lencioni “This book will help any new or aspiring manager learn a framework and tools to engage, motivate and retain employees by eliminating the three primary causes of job misery: Anonymity, Irrelevance and Immeasurement.  ANONYMITY: People cannot be fulfilled in their work

Your 2020 summer reading list

Faculty and staff across the Warrington College of Business selected their recommendations for books to read this summer. See their selections and what you’ll get out of reading each in the list below.  Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time By Rosabeth Moss Kanter “Over a decade ago, renowned innovation expert Rosabeth Moss Kanter co-founded and then directed Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. Her breakthrough work with hundreds of successful professionals

Balancing Fatherhood and an MBA

Chris Childers had friends and co-workers that returned to school to pursue a master’s degree, but his thoughts were always the same. Why would they take on that unnecessary time and financial commitment? He was already doing well in his role in the engineering department at CSX Transportation, and he had a wife and two kids at home. A conversation with his boss changed Childers’ perspective. During an annual performance review, his boss suggested returning to school – specifically the

New research highlights the impact of product substitutability on retailer and manufacturer profits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For most people, a trip to the grocery store is a fairly simple errand. Some create lists while others rely on their memory for the items they need. But how does a customer choose among multiple items of the same type offered in a store? For example, if you’re looking to buy Greek yogurt, there are currently more than 10 brands choices available. For other items on your list, say raisin bran cereal, there are far less

UF MBA students get a ‘JumpStart’ on their career and internship search, overcoming COVID-19 obstacles

The undeniable impact of COVID-19 has forced many changes throughout the world. While these changes have required people to adapt to a new, virtual norm, it hasn’t dampened their drive to be successful as they take on new challenges.   Take UF MBA students Jazz Naglee and Eduard Tora Bueno, for example. Both are joining the UF MBA Full-Time Two-Year program this August, and even though they haven’t yet started their classes, they are already well on their way to

IPOs are soaring. What that means for the broader market.

“There was no shortage of exuberance in the market over the past week: an all time-high for the Nasdaq Composite, bankrupt companies issuing new stock, and a little-known electric-truck company soaring past Ford Motor in market value. But the sudden excitement around initial public offerings may be the best sign of froth. After a pause for the pandemic, the IPO market is back, and risk-happy investors are jumping in. The market’s rebound has been so fast and furious that even the country’s top