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The sentence: “Receive your Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration from Concordia University” is quite a mouthful. The buzzwords and catch phrases circulating in the academic (and business) world often feel like a maze of unnecessary jargon. In fact, these terms can be extremely helpful in being precise. Concordia University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration (OLA) is an excellent example of “buzzwords” that actually carry a great deal of meaning. So, what is the OLA program and why does it matter? The answer is right in its name. “Organizational” states where this degree is relevant (in… more >

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Happy New Year! It’s that time of year: the kids are crashing from a month-long sugar high, the days of the Christmas tree are numbered, and everyone is deciding on their New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions have become a great way to start fresh and commit to improving yourself. In the midst of deciding, it is easy to overlook your professional career. This year, make a New Year’s resolution to become an effective leader. If you hope to flourish in your professional and personal life, leadership is an invaluable skill. Confident leaders are essential for organizations, businesses, and governments to succeed. To… more >

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The majority of Americans are unsatisfied with their work. Why is this? Although most of us would like to be paid more, a vague desire to receive a bigger paycheck does not create direction. We are unsatisfied with work (and life overall) because we don’t know what we want. Humans are holistic creatures. The various and unique facets that make you YOU must be taken into account. People who are generally satisfied with life not only know themselves and their wants, they also act deliberately with that knowledge. Yet, many of us wander through life knowing that we want more out… more >

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Dr. Kenneth Harris wears many hats at Concordia University Wisconsin and beyond. He is the Program Director for the Masters in Organizational Leadership Administration program, Department chair for Justice and Public Policy, and Chair on the JPP Advisory and OLA advisory councils. Outside of his work with Concordia, he serves at a Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Shift Commander. We caught up with Ken during his spare time to talk about his background, Concordia’s business school, and some student insight about the school’s offerings. Explain what you do for your role at CUW. With all of my Concordia University roles, I do… more >

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Erik Hollander is a Professor of Business and the Director of Strategic Growth and Business Development in the School of Business Administration. We sat down with Erik to learn about his interesting background, the wide arrange of tracks and concentrations Concordia University Wisconsin’s business school has to offer, and what prospective students can expect from Concordia’s unique programs. Explain what you do for your role at Concordia University Wisconsin. I am a Professor of Business in the School of Business Administration but am in a unique position because I have a dual role; I am also the Director of Strategic… more >

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I have nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the healthcare industry, much of it in leadership, and if there is one thing I can tell you from my experience, it is growing fast. As an instructor for Concordia University Wisconsin’s MBA program, I’ve also witnessed some incredible stories of our students achieving remarkable opportunities in healthcare. I wanted to communicate a couple “stand outs” that really emphasize the opportunities out there, especially for those prepared with an MBA degree. My first example is a rather unique case. For the sake of privacy, we will call this student “Doc.” Doc… more >

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A career in the sales industry can be a grueling one, but also full of potential. You build long-term relationships between yourself and the buyer, and between the buyer and the product you offer. There are certain skills that are crucial to have to be the best in your industry. We have a sneak peek here into what it takes to succeed and discover your potential. #1 Realize that “sales” is actually not about selling If you don’t realize this, you’ll hit a dead end every time. You won’t gain the buyer’s trust just by convincing them to buy something… more >

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When thinking of intelligence, most individuals tend to picture something like IQ. While IQ can tell you a great deal about your ability to problem solve through learning, application, and logic, it does not paint a very accurate picture about your ability to succeed in complicated life circumstances. Simply put, emotional intelligence is your ability to understand and influence emotions, both in yourself and in others. It is a measurement of awareness. Numerous studies show that emotional intelligence is directly linked to strong performance. Thankfully, emotional intelligence can be learned (unlike IQ). Certain individuals may be more naturally predisposed to… more >

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Have you ever started a new position and felt that you’re just at entry level? Wish you had more knowledge to function at your highest capacity? Concordia University knows the key to learn how to function above entry level. Concordia University Online has launched a new, 100% free email mini-course titled, “How To Function Above Entry Level” taught by Dr. Ken Harris, Program Director for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration. The course consists of three parts that arrive daily to your inbox, each including a video, short essays, reflection worksheet, and interactive poll. The classes teach… more >

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Do you wonder if an MBA can make a difference to your career? Are wondering about return on investment? Do you question whether an advanced degree will truly make you stand out in the marketplace? Join us on October 14th, at 12 noon cst, for a free webinar where we will take a fact-filled, honest look at crucial questions regarding an MBA’s worth. Learn more by clicking the button below.

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