The Aerospace and Defense industry is an exciting and challenging industry that is opening up to both recent college graduates and experienced professionals alike. The work is challenging, and at times slow-moving, and extremely fulfilling.

Industry Spotlight: Aerospace & Defense

Author: Spencer Evans Commercial aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus expect demand for aircraft to double in the next 15 years. The Federal Aviation Administration predicts that the industry will climb from 731 million passengers in 2011 to 1.2 billion passengers in 2032.1 This increase in demand is great for most industries, but the biggest challenge that the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry faces is … Continue reading Industry Spotlight: Aerospace & Defense

From Play to Performance: Building an Effective Organization

By Jessica N. Selee (Brigham Young University), Jade Johnson (Brigham Young University), Jocelyn N. Murray (Brigham Young University), Anna Samuelson (Brigham Young University), Jasmine Li (Brigham Young University), Andrew Lacanienta (Brigham Young University), Mat D. Duerden (Brigham Young University), Mark Widmer (Brigham Young University) In the middle of January 2016, six students joined a MEG Grant research team (Mentored Experience Grant) to study the impact that … Continue reading From Play to Performance: Building an Effective Organization

HeRoes: How HR Leaders Can Help End Sexual Violence Against Women

Author: Wyatt Pagano A recent video from the It’s On Us organization depicts a humorous situation involving a group of friends facing the serious possibility that one of them would be eaten by a hungry bear.1 What if one in five people in the United States were attacked by a bear? Would cries of outrage echo in strongly worded speeches, lengthy letters from lobbyists, or preaching … Continue reading HeRoes: How HR Leaders Can Help End Sexual Violence Against Women

The Art of the Commander, The Art of the Servant

Author: William R. Adams In the personal reflection below, I apply a simple framework to the question of choosing a minor degree. A minor is worth pursuing if it fits at least one of two criteria: Is the minor a field of study you enjoy? Does the minor complement your major? A minor can offer a change of pace from your major coursework, often boost your … Continue reading The Art of the Commander, The Art of the Servant

Why We Write

Author: Victoria Beecroft November 20, 2017 Before spoken discourse existed, body language dictated the prehistoric business world.1 Our ancestors expressed their desires, negotiated trades, and built their ancient economy with gestures, eye contact, and movement. Over time, the breadth of human communication skills increased—people learned to talk and started to write. Interpersonal interaction remained essential and continued to influence the business community. But now, centuries later, … Continue reading Why We Write

Leadership and Self-Deception Book Review

Review by Evan D. Poff Book: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, 2010, Berrett-Koehler, San Francisco, Second Edition. The Arbinger Institute Co-workers have been whispering. Snippets about “people problems” and success strategies reverberate in the ears of a new employee as he approaches the lobby. Tom thinks he has finally made it. Years of hard work, recognized at last, have brought him to a … Continue reading Leadership and Self-Deception Book Review

Shoe Dog

Review by Tanner Hafen Book: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike (2016) by Phil Knight If you have a Crazy Idea, you’re in good company. Shoe Dog, the memoir of Nike founder Phil Knight, doesn’t read like your typical “business book,” but it does bring confidence to the budding entrepreneur. Through the story of the beginnings of what started as Blue Ribbon … Continue reading Shoe Dog

Nail It Then Scale It Book Review

Review by Jacob Thorpe Book: Nail It Then Scale It: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation (2011)  by Nathan Furr and Paul Ahlstrom Whether a brand-new entrepreneur, or an experienced businessman or woman, starting a business can be a daunting task. When we think of starting a business we think of high-risk and high reward-laying it all on the line to achieve … Continue reading Nail It Then Scale It Book Review

Faculty Interview with Dr. Troy Nielson

Author: Joshua T. McCarty A Professor who knows each of his students by name. Mid-course opportunities to give feedback regarding the class, which he takes and applies. Clear expectations on course requirements. A culture of transparency, trust, and eternal perspective. A class that meets these descriptions might sound too good to be true, but this is no Trojan horse! No, this simply represents the kind of … Continue reading Faculty Interview with Dr. Troy Nielson

Unsung Hero of the Tanner–Alvan Williamson

Author: Elisabeth J. Andersen When I first entered Alvan Williamson’s office the Friday before I actually had the chance to sit down and talk with him, I was greeted by a member of his custodial staff. She eagerly told me that if I was to interview Alvan, I would have to ask about his motorcycle gang and title this article, “Alvan the Bear Man.” Alvan on … Continue reading Unsung Hero of the Tanner–Alvan Williamson

Buzzwords

By Elisabeth Andersen 1 Kill Chain Another phrase by which companies describe a step-by-step process or a strategy. Although the expression is not new to those in the US military or are familiar with the “four F’s” of attack: find, fix, fight, and finish, the term became popularized with the release of Lockheed Martin’s multi-step cyberdefense system, by the same name.1 2 Storytelling A word … Continue reading Buzzwords

Forging the Link: Hispanic community ‘s impact on U.S. businesses

Author: Hope Steele Hispanics account for more than half of the U.S. population growth (54 percent) since 2000. This growth puts the total Hispanic population in the U.S. at a record of 57 million people.1 According to the Pew Research Center, those 57 million are “about 17 percent” of America’s total population.2 As businesses expand, markets grow, and projected sales’ plans are established, businesses should evaluate … Continue reading Forging the Link: Hispanic community ‘s impact on U.S. businesses

Social Media in the Hiring Process: Uncovering Top Talent or Lawsuits

Author: Ian U. Anderson SOCIAL MEDIA (SM) is still a very new tool in the hiring process. Policy and practice (regarding SM use for screening candidates) widely varies between companies, as well as industries.1 SM can be an effective tool in making hiring decisions; however, hiring managers must understand the SM hiring landscape, potential legal pitfalls, and SM screening best practices to reap the hiring benefits. Ignorance … Continue reading Social Media in the Hiring Process: Uncovering Top Talent or Lawsuits

The Stench of Frivolous Lawsuits (and Human Waste)

Author: Kempton Cox I remember when the McDonald’s hot coffee case hit the news. Don’t we all? An elderly woman named Stella spilled hot coffee on herself, sued McDonald’s, and won $3 million. It was a hallmark of America’s unhealthy love for frivolous litigation, and the case drew harsh criticism from the court of public opinion. “Uh…yep. Coffee is hot. And she spilled on herself … Continue reading The Stench of Frivolous Lawsuits (and Human Waste)

Pre-management? How to Best Prepare: A Brief Overview for Potential Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems Students

Author: Ammn Kou Every year, hundreds of students apply to the Marriott School hoping to be accepted to the major of their choice. The Marriott School offers 10 competitive majors: Accounting – Students learn the language of business and develop good judgment to strategically use financial and performance data to make sound business decisions and to more effectively manage organizations. Entrepreneurship – Students learn how … Continue reading Pre-management? How to Best Prepare: A Brief Overview for Potential Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems Students