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There is always something going on at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business! With dozens of events each week in College Park and around the world, they say that the sun never sets on the Smith School.

Use this page to check out our latest news, featured stories and upcoming events for Center for Leadership, Innovation & Change (CLIC) at Smith.

Jan 05, 2017
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Go ahead. Ignore your email. If you reflexively check your work email before you’re even out of bed in the morning, and just before you close your eyes to sleep, and at nonstop intervals in between, this story is for you. In France, workers are being given the “right to disconnect” outside of working hours, thanks to a new law that went into effect on January 1. The French government has said that the intervention...

Dec 15, 2016
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How well could your organization handle a surprise vacancy in the C-suite? Perhaps not very well at all. A recent global survey from the ManpowerGroup found that 87 percent of organizations "have not identified future leaders to fill critical roles." Why? It's partly because Millennials largely are not interested in working in conventional management structures, says the multinational HR consulting firm. But...

Nov 29, 2016
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The Management and Organization Society at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business recently invited undergraduate students to meet with a panel of three local entrepreneurs, all of whom began their journey into innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland. The panelists included Lana Bronipolsky, VP of Finance and the CFO at MPOWER Financial, Julie Giffin, Head of Customer Success at TransitScreen. and Zeluis Teixeira, co-founder and CFO of SOAR Baltimore.

Nov 01, 2016
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Professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business placed No. 1 in the world for "faculty quality" in The Economist's 2016 full-time MBA rankings, marking the third consecutive year atop the category. Prior to the current run, the school finished No. 2 for faculty quality in 2013. Overall, the Smith School finished No. 47 globally and No. 32 in the United States in the latest rankings, released Oct. 13.

Oct 13, 2016
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It was the latest revelation in the Wells Fargo scandal: The surprise departure of CEO John Stumpf. Well, maybe not too much of a surprise. Stumpf had been in a downward spiral since revelations that bank employees, driven by bank incentives, had opened as many as 2 million accounts without their customers' knowledge. The scandal could have been handled better from the start, Smith School professor Susan Taylor...

Oct 07, 2016
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Leader of OneUndergraduate students in the new Management and Organization Society at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business got a lesson in leadership from J. Gerald Suarez, Professor of the Practice in systems thinking and design and a leadership fellow at the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC).

Sep 22, 2016
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If you are a leader and manager in your organization, you likely understand that fostering creative ideas leads to innovation within your organization. You also are likely to understand that networking within and outside of your organization is beneficial to your ability to implement and be effective as a change agent in your organization.

Jul 28, 2016
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A Forbes survey last week revealed 69 percent of its respondents have played Pokémon Go during work hours. Meanwhile, SHRM issued a bulletin to advise companies on managing employees who have been among the one in 10 Americans who own smartphones since the game’s July 7 U.S. launch. "The game is distracting to a degree, but it also reveals gamification principles that increase productivity that managers can appreciate,”...

May 19, 2016
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Potentially 4.2 million workers are newly eligible for overtime pay when the U.S. Labor Department’s revised rules for the matter take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The White House says the $23,660-to-$47,476 salary threshold rise for overtime pay reinforces the 40-hour workweek as “a pillar of economic security for working families.” But Smith School economist Peter Morici says the rules could backfire for entry-level...

Feb 24, 2016
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You have an amazing brain. It can filter millions of pieces of data per second, selecting a few dozen facts for your conscious self to interpret and act upon. Unfortunately, the same brain betrays you when it comes to discerning reality and making objective, values-based decisions. Read more...

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