Leadership

Chief executive of leading Swiss cable company will share management philosophy at CEO Lecture Series

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rebuilding one of Switzerland’s leading cable companies wasn’t enough for Eric Tveter, the company’s chief executive officer.

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Ethical Environment of Business Sustainability conference to discuss critical values to core missions

Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Location: 
New York, NY

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) at Rutgers Business School will bring together more than 200 business, academic and government leaders to discuss the need for sustainable business leadership and how ethical, environmental, and social objectives can be built into businesses' core missions and operations.

Register today: The Ethical Environment of Business Sustainability

"A business has a responsibility to reward shareholders while ensuring that the communities in which it operates have the human and natural resources necessary to thrive in the future," said IEL Co-founder James Abruzzo.

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Inspiring the next generation of women business leaders

Friday, April 4, 2014

A conversation is in progress to push more women to strive for leadership roles, and perhaps a seat at the executive table. A message voiced and supported by role model women executives, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Arianna Huffington, CEO of the Huffington Post. Key business figures are taking the lead to support a movement of global discussions integrating women as leaders within today’s corporate strategy.

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Nonprofit Executive Fellows Program participant named one of New Jersey's 50 best businesswomen

Date: 
Monday, March 31, 2014
Location: 
Newark, NJ

Melissa Walker, president and founder of Jazz House Kids has been named by NJBIZ Magazine one of the Best Women in Business for 2014.

A graduate of Brown University, Walker completed an intensive Nonprofit Executive Fellows Program at Rutgers Business School in 2013.

Walker is the visionary and pulse behind Jazz House Kids, a nationally recognized arts education and performance organization that bridges the gap in music education and transforms the lives of New Jersey’s young people, setting the stage for livelong learning. Over the past 11 years under Walker’s guidance, Jazz House Kids has brought music, mentoring, education and apprenticeship to more than 35,000 students from diverse backgrounds who have performed before more than half a million enthusiastic fans.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Scholarship awarded to MBA student Rema Bitar

Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Location: 
NEWARK, N.J.

MBA student Rema Bitar spent nearly five years working as a drug discovery scientist at Merck before she decided to enter the Pharmaceutical Management Program at Rutgers Business School.

That work experience was also one of the things that helped her land a Pharmaceutical Industry Scholarship, a coveted award that provides selected students in the Pharmaceutical Management Program with full tuition to pay for their studies.

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The Institute for Ethical Leadership offers customized training programs to the business sector

Date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014
Location: 
Newark, NJ

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL), located at Rutgers Business School, is offering its Customized Ethical Leadership Training Programs to the business sector.

The programs, presented on site and customized in advance, give participants an opportunity to learn and apply ethical leadership principles through case studies related to their industry and business unit.  The IEL staff and consultants work closely with division managers and executives to customize half-day and day-long programs that focus on risk assessment and real-life ethical challenges facing their employees.

According to IEL Co-Director James Abruzzo, "With our team of industry consultants and our internal intellectual capital, we are uniquely positioned to meet New Jersey's corporations' growing needs for ongoing ethics training. We combine the best learning from academia and the experience of practitioners to present valuable training at a reasonable price."

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Pharmaceutical Industry Scholarship winner reflects on her experience and unique opportunities

Monday, March 10, 2014

MBA student Rema Bitar spent nearly five years working as a drug discovery scientist at Merck before she decided to enter the Pharmaceutical Management Program at Rutgers Business School.

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Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership expands customized ethics training to New Jersey corporations

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL), located at Rutgers Business School, is offering its Customized Ethical Leadership Training Programs to the business sector. After 15 months of testing programs with some of the major corporations in New Jersey, the IEL is rolling out the programs statewide.

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New Jersey's 111 largest companies have a higher percentage of women board members than the national average, yet still too few

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Location: 
Morristown, NJ

Women represent just under 14 percent of the total board seats of New Jersey’s 111 largest publicly held companies. That statistic is slightly better than the national average, where just 12 percent of corporate boards of directors are women.

It is one example of workplace gender disparity found in “A Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women & Board Leadership,” (PDF) a report released yesterday by Executive Women of New Jersey.

Nancy DiTomaso, a professor in the Department of Management & Global Business, and vice dean at Rutgers Business School, said New Jersey companies may have more female board members because most of them are large and “can’t really avoid this issue. They have moved to make sure they have at least one woman on their board of directors,” she said.

There was little surprising or encouraging about “A Seat at the Table, ”(PDF) DiTomaso said. But she added the report does shine a light on gender inequality. “Without calling attention to these issues, not much changes. The fact that there is continued pressure on companies to pay attention to the issue, and evidence provided that more female board members makes a positive difference, I think it’s a good thing. Even if the results aren’t so optimistic.”

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Nine New Year's resolutions to improve management and leadership from former Verizon Wireless CEO

Friday, January 3, 2014

Denny Strigl is the retired president and CEO of Verizon Communications and former president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. He recently came out of retirement to teach corporate strategy to graduate students at Rutgers Business School and now also shares his perspective and advice with all RBS students as a Helpful Executive-in-Residence for the Department of Management and Global Business.

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New program will allow Rutgers Business School students to connect with New Jersey entrepreneurs

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rutgers Business School’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) of New Jersey are launching a new program to enhance Rutgers University’s student entrepreneurship experience.

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Rutgers University recognized for having largest delegation at national Phi Beta Lambda conference

Monday, November 25, 2013

Twenty-four Phi Beta Lambda members from Rutgers University, most of them students from Rutgers Business School, attended the 2013 Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Fall Leadership Conference earlier this month.

Rutgers-New Brunswick was recognized for sending the largest local chapter delegation to the National Fall Leadership Conference while New Jersey Phi Beta Lambda was acknowledged for sending the largest state-level delegation.

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Victoria Foundation partners with Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership to strengthen next generation of Greater Newark nonprofit leaders

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

After a competitive application process, a group of emerging leaders from 15 Greater Newark nonprofit organizations have been selected to participate in the second cohort of the Victoria Foundation Emerging Leaders Program at the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School.  Over a twelve-month period, the group will meet once a month from September through August to take part in this unique and ground-breaking comprehensive appr

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New Jersey nonprofit executives chosen to participate in Prudential Foundation Fellows Program at Rutgers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Senior executives from 14 New Jersey nonprofit organizations have been selected to participate in the second cohort of The Prudential Foundation Nonprofit Executive Fellows Program at the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School.  Over a two-year period, this group of executives meets once a month from September through June t

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Extroverts versus Neurotics: New research shows neurotics deserve equal consideration as leaders

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Neha Parikh Shah, an assistant professor who teaches organizational behavior at Rutgers Business School, co-authored a paper that is receiving lots of interest among those who care about the qualities of good managers, teams and business leaders.

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Neurotics may have an edge over extroverts after all

Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Location: 
New York, NY

Most leaders are attracted to the guy or woman who seems confident and outgoing, unafraid in any situation or facing any challenge. They expect an extrovert to infuse any team with energy, to push ahead on projects and to motivate colleagues to do their best work. Meantime they have low expectations of anyone who appears neurotic, who seems withdrawn and too anxious to live up to their potential. Leaders expect neurotic employees to contribute little and to drag down colleagues’ morale.

Not true, says a new study by Corinne Bendersky, an associate professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. In a paper called “The Downfall of Extroverts and Rise of Neurotics: The Dynamic Process of Status Allocation in Task Groups,” Bendersky and co-author Neha Parikh Shah, an assistant professor at Rutgers Business School, explodes stereotypes about how extroverts and neurotics perform on teams.

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Provident Bank Foundation supports Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

Date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Location: 
New Brunswick, NJ

The Provident Bank Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the Rutgers University Foundation to support the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School and its “Leaders Common Ground” program. The grant will cover two scholarships for the program as well as general expenses.

“We are most grateful for The Provident Bank Foundation’s support and look forward to using the Leaders Common Ground program to positively affect the long-term development of nonprofit leaders,” said Sandro Tejada, development director, Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership.

The Leaders Common Ground Program brings 10-12 nonprofit senior executives together for monthly peer group sessions to mutually explore challenges they face as leaders of nonprofit organizations. The sessions are moderated by an Institute for Ethical Leadership facilitator, who leads participants through a discussion of real life issues of governance, board and staff relations, ethical leadership, strategic planning, fundraising skills, financial management skills and program development and management. In the seven years of the program’s history, more than 50 participants have benefited from the program, many of whom have participated for two or more years.

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Ethical Leadership Conference Shines a Light on Higher Education

Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

As each new story of a high-profile company grappling with bribery and corruption scandals, workplace misconduct and potential FCPA exposure breaks, it’s becoming more and more evident that the business world is becoming less and less ethical. In this environment, a conference on ethical leadership is well-placed, especially when it has a focus on ethics in higher education.

At the 2012 Ethical Leadership Conference at Rutgers Business School last week, some of the brightest speakers on ethics presented their thoughts on how to connect with tomorrow’s workforce today, to instill in them a culture of ethics.

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Is That Ethical? Italian Cruise Disaster Sparks Leadership Questions

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

By now everyone has heard the story of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship and its captain, Francesco Schettino, who has come under fire for abandoning the ship as it was sinking.  Although the saying is, "the captain should go down with the ship," many people are not exactly sure of the ethical consequences of the situation.

While many people will have different responses to this particular episode, the sinking of the Costa Concordia has raised the interesting question of what is a business leader or owner's ethical responsibility to his or her customers and employees when facing a life-threatening or dangerous situation?

According to Ann Buchholtz, professor of leadership and ethics and research director at the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School, leaders must ensure safety to employees and consumers, regardless of the situation.   

"Safety from harm is one of the basic rights of consumers," Buchholtz told BusinessNewsDaily. "In fact, we are approaching the 50th anniversary of the 'Consumer Bill of Rights' that President Kennedy introduced in a speech to Congress (on March 15). The first, and arguably the most basic right, is the right to safety – 'to be protected against the marketing of goods which are hazardous to health or life.' Of course, the use of any product or service entails some degree of risk, but what happened to the Costa Concordia passengers is beyond the pale."

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Rutgers University, Newark, To Honor Students, Staff and Faculty for Community Engagement

Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2011
Location: 
Newark, NJ

Once again Rutgers University in Newark will honor individuals and organizations from the campus for exemplary leadership in connecting Rutgers-Newark with the Greater Newark community. The annual Chancellor’s Community Engagement Awards will be given out at a Dec. 15th ceremony that recognizes the valuable relationships that faculty, staff and students have created in Newark and with surrounding communities.

This year's honorees include The Institute for Ethical Leadership.

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