Organizational Leadership News & Views

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

  • Alvernia MOL

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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Why organizational leadership needs collaboration for success

  • Alvernia MOL

One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do Two can be as bad as one It’s the loneliest number since the number one Back in the late 1960’s, Three Dog Night wrote those lyrics to describe a romantic breakup. Turns out they could have been writing about poor leadership skills.  For when it comes […]

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Organizational leadership strategies from the soccer field applied to the business world

  • Alvernia MOL

To truly understand the connection between sports and organizational leadership, take a moment to look at the life of soccer (known as football in Europe) star Ramon Vega. Vega spent 13 years as a professional football player in Europe, being a defender for Tottenham Hotspurs in England and also playing for the Celtic team in […]

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Survey discusses role soft skills play in organizational leadership

  • Alvernia MOL

Millennial Branding and American Express released a study last year, titled, “Gen Y Workplace Expectations”. When managers who took the survey were asked how important soft skills are when evaluating an employee’s performance, what do you think was the correct response? a.)   Less than 20 percent said soft skills are important b.)   0ver 60 percent […]

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Organizational Leadership Program emphasizes self-reflection

  • Alvernia MOL

An article in last month’s McKinsey Quarterly, titled “Change leader, change thyself”, starts with this quote from the Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Powerful words for anyone involved with organizational change. Far too often organizations devote endless hours creating business outcomes and developing […]

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