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Tapping the Full Potential of the Mature Workforce [Infographic]

When it comes to the so-called “war for talent,” many companies remain focused on the potential of younger hires. However, in today’s economic landscape, organizations must make a shift to leverage the potential of the mature workforce in order to compete on both a domestic and international level.

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6 Podcasts for Learning Business on the Go

The growing popularity of podcasts means that it’s easier than ever to download free audio files and absorb helpful information anywhere you want, whether you’re running on the treadmill, driving to work, waiting for a flight or cooking dinner. Podcasts cover virtually every interest from gardening to video games, but business and leadership are among the most popular categories. Here’s a look at six podcasts that allow you to gain business insights on the go.

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Does the NFL Blackout Rule Make Economic Sense?

Given the changing landscape of professional sports over the past 50 years, the blackout rule may not make economic sense today for anyone but the owners of the NFL teams.

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5 Tips for Effective Negotiation

Whether you’re discussing a salary or closing a million-dollar real estate transaction, negotiation is a core leadership competency that’s central to almost every aspect of business. However, most negotiators are not as effective as they could be. Here are Dr. Alison Fragale’s negotiating tips for creating outcomes that benefit both parties.

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Compete Smarter, Not Harder: Five Points of Effective Tactics

Forget the 4 traditional P’s of marketing. In his new book, Compete Smarter, Not Harder, MBA@UNC Marketing Professor Dr. William Putsis of UNC Kenan-Flagler explores a newer, more applicable model called the five points of effective tactics.

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Compete Smarter, Not Harder: The Carrot and the Stick

In the book Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking, a new book by MBA@UNC Marketing Professor Dr. William Putsis, challenges are discussed of today’s rapidly changing marketplace. Putsis explains how strategic control points and vertical incentive alignment can help companies achieve a competitive edge.

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Compete Smarter, Not Harder: Fundamental Strategies

Given the lightning-fast pace of change in today’s business world, companies need to be more agile than ever to seize new opportunities and react to evolving consumer demands. In his new book, Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking, Dr. William Putsis lays out a step-by-step process of strategic prioritization so that companies can find the right space to compete effectively and lead market changes.

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Networking with Fellow Tar Heels as a MBA@UNC Student

One of the many reasons why professionals pursue their MBA is to grow their personal network. A strong network plays a vital role in the development of one’s career growth. The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has an alumni network over 32,000 strong.

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Student Blog: Meaning Matters in the MBA@UNC Program

MBA@UNC student Mary Ryan discusses why hard work and meaningfulness matters while completing your degree.

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5 Ways to Motivate Better Performance

According to Dr. Alison Fragale, professor of organizational behavior for MBA@UNC, managers must go beyond inspirational speeches and use a variety of strategies to energize their team. Here’s a look at five different ways leaders can boost motivation.

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