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Comer, Debra R.; Schwartz, Michael – Journal of Management Education, 2020
Management educators have been advised to cultivate their students' character. Yet they lack the instructional resources they need to do so. We were inspired by the principles and techniques of the Jewish spiritual practice of "Mussar" to put students on a personalized path of continuous character improvement. According to…
Descriptors: Management Development, Judaism, Personality Traits, Religious Factors
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Comer, Debra R.; Lenaghan, Janet A. – Journal of Management Education, 2013
This article addresses educators' concerns about using asynchronous online discussions in lieu of face-to-face discussions. Drawing from research on asynchronous online education and Bloom's taxonomy, the authors introduce the system of "original examples" and "value-added comments" that they have developed to promote engaging and meaningful…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Comer, Debra R.; Holbrook, Robert L., Jr. – Journal of Management Education, 2012
The authors present an efficient and easy-to-implement experiential exercise that reinforces for students key concepts about task groups (i.e., group cohesiveness, conflict within groups, group effectiveness, group norms, and group roles). The exercise, which uses a documentary about the making of Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album to demonstrate the…
Descriptors: Music, Group Unity, Group Dynamics, Conflict
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Baker, Susan D.; Comer, Debra R. – Journal of Management Education, 2012
This article introduces an experiential exercise that enhances students' ability to identify ethical issues and to respond to them in ways that consider the relationship between organizational factors and ethical action. Students identify a required number of ethical incidents in their workplaces during a specified period. Students submit a…
Descriptors: College Students, Identification, Business, Ethics
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Comer, Debra R.; Vega, Gina – Journal of Management Education, 2006
This article presents a role-play exercise to make the topic of whistle-blowing personally salient to undergraduates. Students identify with the prospective whistle-blower, whose decision affects several stakeholders. The protagonist merely suspects her manager of stealing, until she hears concrete evidence of his thefts from her assistant…
Descriptors: Ethics, Disclosure, Decision Making, Role Playing
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Comer, Debra R.; Holbrook, Robert L., Jr. – Journal of Management Education, 2005
The authors recommend that management educators add the works of Dr. Seuss to their repertoire of teaching tools. After describing why instructors should use Dr. Seuss's stories to foster understanding of concepts in management and organizational behavior, the authors describe a Seuss-based project at two levels that (a) helps students identify…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Course Content, Childrens Literature, Management Development
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Comer, Debra R. – Journal of Management Education, 1992
Organizational behavior textbooks do not explain how to develop political competency. Students could benefit from learning how organizational politics affects decision making and how their own political behavior can reflect both organizational goals and individual interests and preferences. This article presents guidelines for helping students…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Students, Decision Making, Guidelines
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Comer, Debra R.; Cooper, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Management Education, 1998
Describes how to use Michael Crichton's novel "Disclosure" and the film based on it for class discussions of such issues as what constitutes sexual harassment, harassment of men, relationship between sexual harassment and power, organizational responses to harassment, and gender differences in career advancement tactics. (SK)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education, Sexual Harassment