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Highlights from the 2017 Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat

From June 2-4 2017, more than 60 Babson student leaders, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered for the Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C. The retreat was a professional development opportunity for participants in the Alumni Advisor Program as well as for the governing boards of the multiple student organizations within Babson’s Black Affinity…

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A Living Case Study in Gary DiCamillo’s Classroom

Gary DiCamillo is no stranger to turnaround management—in fact, in his 40 year career he has shepherded multiple companies through turnarounds. Outside the boardroom, DiCamillo is a Babson trustee, Chairman of the College’s Finance Committee, and an adjunct lecturer in the graduate school. For the past several years, DiCamillo has taught Managing in Turnaround Companies, a…

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Creating A Health Care General Motors

By: Marty Anderson The following was published in the Providence Journal in December 2009. It asserted that the problem with the pending health care law (now the ACA) was not its “universal coverage” mandate, but that it was proposing an extraordinarily complex central administrative structure that was beyond human capability to manage. In recent months…

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Join Us in Thanking Recently Retired Babson Faculty

The following faculty members recently retired with a combined 185 years of service to Babson. Join us in thanking them for all of their hard work and dedication by sharing your favorite memories of them or by wishing them well in the comments section of this post. Henry N. Deneault, Lecturer, Management Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Professor,…

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Bobby Valentine; failed leadership?

This post originally appeared in the blog, Influence Without Authority.  It’s always dangerous to make direct business analogies from sports, but there are some useful things to learn from the firing of Bobby Valentine as Red Sox manager. First of all, it is quite common for the designated leader to either be over-blamed or over-praised…

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Romney; Caught in The Power trap

This post was originally published in The Providence Journal eEdition, Oct. 2, 2012. I don’t usually comment on politics, but recent events involving Mitt Romney were vivid reminders of how readily high-powered people (and lower power-people from their sides) fall into predictable patterns of self-defeating behavior. In recent days, Mitt Romney has been savaged for writing off 47% of the…

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Auto-Analytics: An Easy Way for Entrepreneurial Leaders to Build Their Self-Awareness

This post originally appeared on The New Entrepreneurial Leader blog. Jim Wilson, one of the co-authors of The New Entrepreneurial Leader, has an exciting article in the September 2012 edition of Harvard Business Review titled “You, By the Numbers.” Wilson introduces the topic of auto-analytics –a voluntary process of collecting data about oneself in order…

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