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Some issues polarized these debates: the definition of the elements that compose a company's culture and the answer to the question as to what effectively is organizational culture, i.e., whether is it something a company has or whether it is something a company is (Smirch, 1983).
going to put on our holier-than-thou face and ask her not to smirch the
The focus on leaders shaping meaning creation harkens to the work of Smirch and Morgan (1982) that pointed out how what the president said impacted how others were able to create a shared understanding.
The word "smirch" means "to dishonor or defame." THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1220 (New College ed.
There is an important angle of the Rhinelander annulment suit which no amount of clever editorial skirting, or summary disgust, or pity for the self-inflicted smirch upon the blazing escutcheon of a proud old family can overshadow.
Worse still, do we attempt to smirch the reputations of those who bring legal action against us and even try to prevent them from securing employment elsewhere?
From Noli me tangere pictures showing Christ leaning away from the Magdalene's hand, one sometimes gets the impression that the painter himself would not have been so coy.) Even the spirit beings of Scully's realm - Angelica, 1982, and Angel, 1983 - are represented as conjoined dualities of spirit and sense, free of the smirch of dogma.
she probably knew that any smirch on Ziegenmeyer's [the victim's] character would be unfairly used against her.
This nurse further used her editorial platform to recommend that American black nurses "obviate the snub handed out by these snobbish individuals," and offer their services to the British Red Cross in Canada, "where the strain of bigotry never smirches," and which would receive them "with open arms." (13)
A president could lose credibility, experience negative populace reactions that erode approval ratings, (215) weaken the commander in chief power, or even have a legacy smirched for seemingly losing a U.S.-initiated war.
"smirched, worm-eaten tapestry" recalled by Borachio in Much