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Barry Moltz
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In the world of small business, there are more men than women bosses. However, two recent studies show that women may make for better leaders.

According to a survey conducted by Chris Bart, professor of strategic management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, and Gregory McQueen, a McMaster graduate and senior executive associate dean at Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, women actually run better performing businesses than men.

Last year, Zeneger Folkman, a company that studies leadership, found that women rated higher than men on 12 out of 16 attributes tested. After analyzing 7,280 of their clients’ performance evaluations, they found two traits where women outscored men significantly: taking initiative and driving results. read more »


Is technology making you sick?When the power went out this summer in Chicago, my first thought was not “Will the food spoil in the freezer?” It was to check and see whether my iPad was fully charged. I immediately obsessed about how I could access the Internet if the blackout lasted for an extended period of time.

These are not unusual thoughts in the age of the “always-on” technology. Through the Internet, we can access information almost anywhere and anytime we want. But, Professor Larry Rosen, who studies the psychology of technology, explains in his new book, iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us, that this has become an increasing psychological disorder among the general population. read more »

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