Villanova management professor Quinetta Roberson, PhD ’99, has always been fast. She won races as a University of Delaware sprinter. And later, during her Smith PhD years, she competed against undergraduates on the Terrapins intramural track team.
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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

Google’s YouTube Mea Culpa: Is It Enough?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Google’s mea culpa for ads appearing alongside extremist video content on YouTube has culminated in promises from the tech giant, including a measure to block ads from channels with fewer than 10,000 views and a new system in which third-party firms will verify ad quality standards.

Fearless Idea 23: Win Over a New Team

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Words of wisdom for new managers: First win over your team, then roll out your changes. But do it all with a keen understanding of the leader who came before you. You’ll be a lot more successful. These are the conclusions of new research from M. Susan Taylor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

Why Your Next Performance Review Might Never End

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Those annual employee performance reviews can be pretty stressful. But what if instead of being a once-a-year thing with just your boss, they were every day, with everyone you work with? JPMorgan Chase & Co. is revamping the way it evaluates its 240,000 employees, deploying a mobile app that will let colleagues across the organization send and receive instant feedback about each other any time.

Art of The Apology: Deconstructing Wells Fargo

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — It was the latest revelation in the Wells Fargo scandal: The surprise departure of CEO John Stumpf. Well, maybe not too much of a surprise. Stumpf had been in a downward spiral since revelations that bank employees, driven by bank incentives, had opened as many as 2 million accounts without their customers' knowledge. The bank was fined $185 million. Stumpf was forced to give up some tens of millions of dollars in stock awards and was berated on Capitol Hill by Sen.

Smith School Study Shows Timing Key Factor in Technology Adoption

New research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests there might be a right and a wrong time to introduce a new technology to guarantee the best reception. A study of a program that provided Nextel BlackBerry 7510 wireless handheld devices to all of the schools full-time MBA students found notable differences between first- and second-year MBA students use and acceptance of their handheld devices, with the first-year students expressing significantly higher levels of acceptance and commitment.

Smith Community Discusses Powerful Strategies for Women

Reaching across the academic community, Smith′s Graduate Women in Business club (GWIB) gathered more than 50 Smith alumni, current and prospective students, faculty, and administrators to discuss ways women can achieve influence in the workplace. In honor of Women′s History Month, the event was held on March 6 and included a networking session followed by a panel discussion about strategies on how women earn respect and gain power in the workplace.

Transformational Leadership Artistry

Scholars point to transformational leadership as being one of the more useful leadership skills, and two Smith School researchers reveal why.

When the New Boss Has Big Shoes to Fill

Words of wisdom for new managers: First win over your team, then roll out your changes with a keen understanding of your predecessor.

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