Catholic Men Earn More

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Harvard Business Review's daily stat for December 27 shows that Catholic men make more than non-Catholic men.  More specifically: 6.7% more in Australia (among those aged 25-54) 7.1% more in the USA (among those aged 26-34) So What? The brief article mentions that the research suggests that the difference may be accounted for by "a Catholic upbringing (that) instills attitudes and work habits that employers value."  What other factors do you believe could account for or contribute to Read More …

Overcoming Deference

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Ron Ashkenas is a Senior Partner of Schaffer Consulting and an internationally recognized consultant who writes extensively on organizational change.  His recent article, "The Dangers of Deference," published on the Harvard Business Review blog considers the prevalence of deference to authority within organizations.  Recognizing "that managers at all levels need their people to add ideas, provide different perspectives, and challenge them" he offers the following suggestions for those in Read More …