Organizational Leadership News & Views

Leaders achieve positive results with strong negotiation skills

  • Alvernia MOL

Leaders know that to get the best out of employees, business partners and vendors, strong negotiation skills are necessary. Negotiation is not simply about winning an argument; rather it’s about bringing people together and reaching a decision that’s best for everyone. Sure, many people associate the phrase ‘hard ball’ with the word ‘negotiate’ but this […]

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Implications of organizational culture

  • Alvernia MOL

Great leaders keep organizational culture alive. One person cannot create culture alone, but leaders are asked to exemplify the important aspects of their organizations’ cultures. To understand what organizational culture can do for a company, look at the most successful new business corporation of the twenty-first century: Google. An article in last month’s New Yorker […]

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Three motivation tips organizational leaders need to know

  • Alvernia MOL

Keep employees motivated and they will reward you with better performance, a boost in morale and increased productivity, experts say. As an organizational leader, you are responsible for providing employees with a positive work environment. Research has shown that when individual contributions are valued, they are more motivated to do a good job. What actually […]

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Understanding Transformational Leadership

  • Alvernia MOL

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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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