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May 30, 2018
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 15th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty members. The 2018 edition covers everything from blind spots in statistics to the power of habit. Smith School professor Nicole M. Coomber recommends “How to Have a Good Day,” by Caroline Webb. “In this book Webb walks you through a number of science-based techniques to have better days at work,” Coomber says.

Apr 06, 2018
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The European Union is an “anti-democratic monster” or a “successful bloc of nations,” depending who you asked on April 5, 2018, at a nationalism versus globalism debate at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Brexit architect Nigel Farage said nations do best when they put their own interests first, while former Mexican President Vicente Fox said everyone wins when nations work together. 

Oct 20, 2017
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Upward mobility for the masses starts with enterprising individuals who know how to harness the human potential within market systems, Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Rajshree Agarwal said on Oct. 19, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sep 28, 2017
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Sep 28, 2017
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Aspiring leaders will maximize their potential for success and happiness when they develop five distinct characteristics, BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King said Sept. 26, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sep 27, 2017
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Call him old school, but BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King believes in absolutes. “You should be absolutely 100 percent honest,” he told faculty, staff and students on Sept. 26, 2017, at the Smith School. “There are a lot of people in academia who will disagree with that, who will say there are no absolutes. They will tell you there is nothing that is really objective.”...

Sep 27, 2017
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SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Leaders who search for ways to motivate their teams are focusing on the wrong thing, BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King said Sept. 26, 2017, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. "I can't motivate you," he said. "You can't motivate anyone else."

Sep 27, 2017
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If you’re good at your job and can do it comfortably, then you’re wasting company resources and should delegate, BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King said Sept. 26, 2017, at the Smith School. "You need to disrupt yourself," he told faculty, staff and students at the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics and Leadership. "Every function in the organization should be performed by the person who is least...

Sep 27, 2017
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The worst performance review you ever had was the one where your boss told you that you’re doing great and don’t need to improve, BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King said Sept. 26, 2017, at the Smith School. “The best thing you can do to help people grow and be successful and happy is to tell them the truth about how they can improve,” King told faculty, staff and students....

Sep 27, 2017
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Kelly S. King works long hours with electronic currency as chairman and CEO of BB&T, one of the largest U.S. banks. So on the weekends he likes to put on old jeans and putter around his family’s North Carolina lake house. “I like to build things and plant things,” he said Sept. 26, 2017, at the Smith School. “It’s very tangible. Most of my work is very intangible.”...

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