Organizational Leadership News & Views

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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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Organizational leadership and project management go hand-in-hand

  • Alvernia MOL

Why would someone with technical project management skills benefit from studying organizational leadership? The answer is simple; teams depend on leaders’ guidance to reach project success. Which means professionals who have strong leadership qualities, in addition to technical project management skills, are a major asset to their organizations. An article in Project Times, an online […]

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The strong bond between organizational leadership and communications

  • Alvernia MOL

Everything you read on organizational leadership seems to mention the need for strong communication skills. Is the ability to communicate really that important in all industries? Yes, it really is the key to career success. When Forbes published an article titled, The 20 People Skills You Need to Succeed at Work, strong communication skills came […]

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Critical thinking skills vital for organizational leadership

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How important are the “four Cs” – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity – in today’s workplace, and how many employees currently excel at these skills?  The American Management Association (AMA) asked those questions in their 2012 Critical Skills Survey. Those who are interested in organizational leadership should be a little concerned with the survey’s […]

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Alvernia looked to Center for Creative Leadership when creating their masters in organizational leadership program

  • Alvernia MOL

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) was founded on the belief that leadership is not innate but rather can be learned. Since it’s inception over 30 years ago, the CCL has become known for it’s top research and delivery of leadership topics. The organizational leadership program at Alvernia incorporates the best practices of the CCL. […]

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