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Should You Ask About Religion?

Some of us at the Kimono struggled with the research presented in Monday’s newsletter.  Could it really be true that religious people are more ethical in the workplace?  For the sake of argument, let’s agree with the researchers and say it makes a difference.  What do you do with that

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Finding My Religion; Why It May Matter in Business

The Question Are those that are religious better employees? Or, at the very least, are they more ethical and less likely to steal from the biz?  That’s the controversial launching point of a study that The Open Kimono recently dissected.  For those that want to examine statistical t-tests, you can

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Brother and Sister Editors and Readers of The Open Kimono: My keen interest in your work is a tribute to the work of Dr. Evan Offstein whose book Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way has been studied by international audiences of military and business leaders alike.  For that

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Do You Admit When You’re Wrong? Part 2

On Monday, we summarized research that showed how people responded to breaches in trust.  To recap, there were 2 types of trust studied: Competence based trust: employees believe the leader possesses the technical and interpersonal skills to do the job.  Integrity based trust: employees believe the leader operates and adheres

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Do You Admit When You’re Wrong?

The Problem & The Question There is something in business or in the corporate world that is violated every day.  Perhaps, hundreds, even thousands of times, each day.  And that’s trust.  We came across a study that sought to answer a question—what’s the best way to repair trust in the

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Have You Seen These Trainees?

Here’s a hilarious office story from one of our readers.  We send these every Friday in our newsletter, which is free to sign up for.  “I was teaching New Hire Orientation and this guy stands up and starts walking from one random spot in the room to another, pausing for a

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Brother and Sister Editors and Readers of The Open Kimono: My keen interest in your work is a tribute to the work of Dr.

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