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  • 23 May 2022
    Ryan M. Brooks

    Sympathy for the Boss (Class and Community in Contemporary American Fiction)

    Though best known for its unusual, first-person-plural narrator (a group of office-workers speaking as “we”), Joshua Ferris’s Then We Came to the End (2007) also includes a single third-person chapter, which focuses on the workers’ otherwise “unapproachable” boss, Lynn Mason. Later we learn this interlude is part of a novel-within-the novel written by another character, […]

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  • 5 Nov 2016
    Bert A. Spector

    Leadership and Hubris

    In Discourse on Leadership, I identify a 1977 article by Harvard psychologist Abraham Zaleznik as a seminal work in our interpretation of leadership.  Leaders, he argued, are folks who “develop fresh approaches to long-standing problems and open issues for new options.”  In their disinclination to be constrained by the status quo, they are generators of […]

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