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  • What Is an MS in Professional Studies?

    March 29, 2017

    Students often ask me, "What is the MS in Professional Studies Program?" Conversation often tends to focus on what it is not. Therefore, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about what it is.

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  • Power Systems

    March 22, 2017

    Recently I participated in a power system exercise. It was based on the research of Barry Oshry. Essentially, within any type of organization (this also applies to our personal organizational structures such as families and friend groups), people fall into certain roles: tops make the decisions and shape the vision, middles work to execute the vision of the tops, as well as prioritize the needs of both tops the bottoms, and bottoms are the ones completing the work. It is important to note, that we tend to float between the levels based on situations, areas of expertise, etc. For example, a CEO is considered a top in most instances, but in the board room, the CEO becomes a middle or even a bottom.

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  • Ethics

    March 15, 2017

    Is a company’s main responsibility to make as much money as possible for its shareholders/owners or to make as much money as possible—under certain standards?

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  • Empathy

    March 8, 2017

    How many times have you heard, “Put yourself in someone else’s shoes…?” The ability to understand how another person's beliefs, feelings, and experiences makes them feel is known as EMPATHY. Well, empathy is essential to good leadership. At the end of this post, take the empathy quiz.

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  • Historical perspective

    March 1, 2017

    If history is not your thing, I am not suggesting that you must develop a passion for the subject, but to be a great decision maker, you have to understand how we got to where we are before you can take a step forward to determine where we are headed.

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