Organizational Leadership News & Views

Understanding Transformational Leadership

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More than 30 years since it was introduced as business theory, transformational leadership continues to be one of the most studied and revered concepts. It’s still relevant for anyone interested in earning a Masters in Organizational Leadership (MOL) degree. Transformational leadership focuses on relationships, motivation and individualization. Political scientist and leadership expert James MacGregor Burns […]

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Problem-Solving is an Essential Skill of Leadership

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In business, the ability to solve a wide array of problems – sometimes quickly, other times creatively – is one of the traits of a good leader.  After all, one poor decision could have a devastating impact on the company’s success. The connection between great leadership and problem-solving is evident in many fields. The article, […]

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The importance of team development for organizational leaders

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Would you like a job where you would do the same thing from the day you are hired until the day you retire? Of course, you wouldn’t. The majority of your staff wouldn’t like that either, which is why the best leaders take the time to cultivate and develop their teams. Taking a vested interest […]

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Striking a Healthy Work Life Balance with Leadership

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If you are the type of person who constantly sends out emails to your employees on weekends, you might want to rethink your strategy.  It appears that those in organizational leadership roles who model work/life balance get the best results from their employees. That’s the findings from an on-going survey being conducted by Harvard Business […]

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Mentoring matters: forming valuable relationships in your leadership career

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Anyone interested in a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership (MOL) should understand the importance of having a mentor and being a mentor. Mentors can help you look at problems and situations from perspectives that you might not have thought of on your own. And, by mentoring others, you gain exposure to fresh perspectives, are recognized […]

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The Important role group dynamics plays in organizational leadership

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While William Golding’s famous novel Lord of the Flies is usually studied in high school, this classic novel provides important lessons about group dynamics that prove useful to working professionals. Nothing in today’s workplace is quite as dramatic as what happens to this novel’s group of British school boys stuck on a desert island, but […]

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Why organizational leadership matters in the nonprofit world

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What are the skills needed to lead a nonprofit organization? Surprisingly, many of the same skills used by leaders in for-profit organizations. According to a study by the Looking Glass Institute and Dewey & Kaye, nonprofit leaders should follow this competency model: Client focused Decision quality Delegation skills Ethics, integrity & trust Interpersonal skills Managing […]

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The connection between the International Leadership Association and the MOL program at Alvernia

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The International Leadership Association (ILA) brings together public and private sector leaders, scholars, educators, businesses, consultants and students from many disciplines and nations. Given that this organization is committed to sharing the latest research on leadership from around the world, Alvernia knew the importance in leveraging all of the expertise of the ILA when they […]

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Applying organizational leadership to small groups

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Leaders of small teams are responsible for the success of individuals and of the team as a whole. They are required to create a positive environment where team members feel motivated and focused. Can this be done without applying organizational leadership theory? Not really. Keeping a small group on track requires an understanding of group […]

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How to decide between a Masters in Organizational Leadership and a Masters in Business Administration degree

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Before you enroll in a graduate program, ask yourself this important question; do you want to manage or do you want to lead? Organizations need both leadership and management. You need to know your end goal in order to decide if a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program or a Masters of Organizational Leadership (MOL) […]

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