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The value of 360-degree assessments to Organizational Leadership students

Feedback can motivate us to push forward or it can cause us to refocus and change our behavior. With this in mind, 360-degree assessments are designed to ultimately help people improve their performance. For MOL students, this assessment translates into becoming better leaders. A 360-degree assessment collects feedback from co-workers, peers, managers and generates direct […]

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Striking a Healthy Work Life Balance with Leadership

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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