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12/30/2008  Business Review-Leadership and Trust (03:57)
Attorney-Mediator and Lecturer of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution for Baylor's MBA Program Rachel Woods is also founder of Leadership Trek' Corporation. She discusses the link between effective leadership and trust.
12/15/2008  Business Review-Market Conditions Determine Lead Generation Techniques (03:34)
It's no surprise to anyone who pays attention to the news that the U.S. housing market is depressed? which means real estate agents face some serious challenges. Dr. Chris Pullig, professor of Marketing and director of the Keller Center for Residential Real Estate Sales and Marketing, talks about the results of his research in this area. What should real estate agents do in a market like this to continue to generate leads and convert them to sales?
12/01/2008  Business Review-In Tough Real Estate Market, Seeking Prospects Requires Creativity (03:51)
It's no surprise to anyone who pays attention to the news that the U.S. housing market is depressed, which means real estate agents face some serious challenges. Dr. Chris Pullig, professor of marketing and director of the Keller Center for Residential Real Estate Sales and Marketing at Baylor. In a tougher market, the best return for investment is to be more proactive and creative to seek out prospects.
11/30/2008  Business Review-How Effective is Company Advertising in Professional Sports? (03:44)
An expert in sports marketing, Dr. Kirk Wakefield, professor of Marketing and director of the Sports Sponsorship and Sales program at Baylor, recently completed a research study measuring the effectiveness of advertising and sponsorships for the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League seasons.
11/21/2008  Business Review-Servant Leader or Task Master: How do Leaders' Styles Impact Employee Performance? (03:28)
How much influence does a supervisor's behavior have on their employees' performance? Dr. Mitchell Neubert, Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business and professor of Management researched this question with colleagues recently, the results of which will be published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
11/17/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: Will the Poor Always Be with Us? (03:58)
This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book: "Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith." Will the poor always be with us? Can we ever eradicate poverty?
11/07/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: Are CEOs Paid Too Much? (03:58)
This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book: "Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith." In 1990 CEOs earned 107 times as much as an average production worker. By 2005, CEOs earned 411 times as much. Are CEOs being paid too much?
11/01/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: Is Greed Good, Evil, or Something Else? (03:51)
This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book "Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith." Dr. North talks about capitalism. Is greed good? Is it evil? Or is it something else?
10/31/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: How to Give a Million Bucks to a Poor Kid (03:59)
This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book, Good Intentions: "Nine Hot Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith."
In this segment, Dr. North reveals how we can give a poor child a million dollars. He also explains the biggest difference between the middle class and those in poverty: human capital.
10/21/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: A Living Wage with Unintended Consequences (03:59)
You've probably heard the old adage "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Does it follow that the road to economic hell paved with good intentions? This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book "Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith."
Many faith-based organizations advocate a ?living wage.? What are the effects of increasing minimum wage? In this segment, Dr. North discusses the unintended consequences that can result from an increase in the minimum wage.
10/14/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: Pollution and the Environment (03:59)
You've probably heard the old adage "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Does it follow that the road to economic hell paved with good intentions? This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book "Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith."
Many Christians care about the environment because we are called to be stewards of God's creation and to love our neighbors. But what can Christians do to make a difference? Is polluting a sin? Are schemes like "cap and trade" good solutions?
10/07/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: Marriage and the "Family Friendly" Label (03:59)
You?ve probably heard the old adage ?The road to hell is paved with good intentions.? Does it follow that the road to economic hell paved with good intentions? This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book "Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith."
In this segment, Dr. North discusses family values? specifically marriage. What is the economic power of marriage? What does ?family friendly? mean, and what locations really are family friendly?
10/01/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: Illegal Immigrants (04:00)
You've probably heard the old adage "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Does it follow that the road to economic hell paved with good intentions? This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book "Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith."
In this segment, Dr. North discusses immigration. Are illegal immigrants taking jobs from poor Americans and driving down wages for the rest? Are they crippling U.S. schools, hospitals and assistance programs?
09/30/2008  Business Review-Jesus Freakonomics: Gas Prices (03:59)
You?ve probably heard the old adage ?The road to hell is paved with good intentions.? Does it follow that the road to economic hell paved with good intentions? This is one of a series of conversations with Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, on issues he writes about with Bob Smietana in their new book "Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith."
In this segment, Dr. North discusses gas prices. Are gas prices high because of profit-greedy oil companies? Are gas prices too low? Where does the money go?
09/21/2008  Business Review-In China, Learn at Least One Short Word: Guanxi (02:45)
Anyone who wants to transact business in China would be wise to learn at least one short word of the language: guanxi. Knowing the meaning and practicing the concept helps -- even in everyday shopping, say Baylor students who have spent time in China and researched the country's culture and marketplace practices.
08/31/2008  Business Review-China's Image Among Europeans Changing Due to U.S. Economic Instability (03:01)
Recently Dr. Wolfgang Klenner, professor of East Asian Economics at the Ruhr?Universitšt Bochum in Germany spoke at Baylor?s Global Business Forum, which explored China in the World Economy. Klenner said that China's image among Europeans is changing and that this changing view comes from the sub-prime meltdown in the United States.
08/21/2008  Business Review-Deloitte's Sharon Allen: Visible Decisions in Today's World (02:54)
Sharon Allen, chairman of the board for Deloitte & Touche, recently spoke to a crowd of students, executives and alumni as part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum and the Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker Series. Allen explained how visible our decisions are in today's world. A decision that may be hardly considered at the time-say, something posted on the internet Or perhaps a white lie told in the heat of the moment-can be something you regret later.
08/14/2008  Business Review-Deloitte's Sharon Allen: Ethics Versus Compliance (02:59)
Sharon Allen, chairman of the board for Deloitte & Touche, recently spoke to a crowd of students, executives and alumni as part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum and the Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker Series. Allen discussed the difference between ethics and compliance. Allen said her firm focuses on converting code into culture so the employees live and work by the code of ethics and understand the high expectations that must be met in an organization built on values.
08/07/2008  Business Review-Deloitte's Sharon Allen: Work/Life Balance Yields Strong Character (03:23)
Sharon Allen, chairman of the board for Deloitte & Touche, recently spoke to a crowd of students, executives and alumni as part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum and the Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker Series. Allen says the balance of work and life is crucial to building strong character. According to a poll conducted by Harris Interactive for Deloitte, 91 percent of adulst believe employees will act ethically at work when they have a good work/life balance. And the top factor that influences employee conduct? 42 percent say it's the behavior of management and 35 percent say the behavior of their direct supervisor.
08/01/2008  Business Review-Walt Pavlo - Stolen Without a Gun (03:42)
Walt Pavlo recently spoke to a crowd of students, executives and alumni as part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum.Released last month, Pavlo's book, "Stolen Without A Gun," co-authored by Forbes senior editor Neil Weinberg, gives an account of armed thugs, duffel bags of cash, and cooked books that chronicle his descent into corporate corruption and white-collar crime.
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