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Herding Cats Part Deux: The Hygiene Factor

Herding Cats Part Deux: The Hygiene Factor

Herding cats part deux: The hygiene factor
Cynthia V.Fukami

If you're ever feeling too full of yourself, I've found the cure. Be a department chair. I'll bet there is an opportunity available in your neighborhood. There's nothing like being responsible for others for bringing you down to your knees. In my recent life, I have felt like a responsibility magnet. Perhaps it is my stage of life development (read: middle age), or perhaps it is a simple confluence of events: tenure, serving as a member and then chairing the board of directors of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, parenthood. Nonetheless, the past 6 years or so have been marked by an ongoing requirement that I be responsible—not just for myself, ...

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