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President Donald Trump reacts before speaking at a recent rally in Arizona. Trump, a politician who came from the business world, is facing intense criticism about his leadership abilities. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In the Trump age, is the word ‘leadership’ meaningless?

Is it time to put a moratorium on the meaningless word 'leadership?' In the business world, leadership now often simply means performing mundane managerial duties.


Welfare as we know it

Consumers often distrust mission-driven groups that earn profits. Brian A Jackson/

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People may initially assume the worst when they encounter for-profit companies with social missions. What can these social ventures with good intentions do to gain people’s support?




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