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Top 5 Leadership skills — Myth or Reality?

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 7/18/19 9:10 AM

According to Google analytics, users search for terms around leadership more often than management.

More specifically, today, search queries like the "dichotomy of leadership" and "leadership in turbulent times" are very common.

Since the industrial age with its studies focused on the first generations of great leaders, incomprehensible dollars have been spent researching leadership. Many quests have been made to find the elusive and illusive set or combinations of traits and skills that contribute most to a person developing into a successful and effective leader.

And yet, to this day, human kind has not come up with a definitive response to the question, "What are the essentials skills of the most successful and effective leaders?"

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Topics: Business & Leadership

3 Reasons Why Businesses Need Leaders Instead of Managers

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 5/24/19 10:05 AM

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, companies don’t just need managers who are strictly concerned with what’s happening right now — they need leaders who can think critically and look towards the future. Effective leaders have the will and ability to serve - the mission and the people who make it happen.

 

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant." -Max DePree

 

Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) are fields that train the business leaders and organizational development professionals of tomorrow by focusing on contemporary theories in business leadership, organizational development and dynamics at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level.

We talked to Dr. Jim Begotka, Director of the Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development Program and Assistant Professor at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in order to learn more about this developing idea in the business landscape.

Here are three ideas he explored that explain why businesses today need leaders, not managers.

 

Curious about the Leadership and Organizational Development master's degree program? Request more information today and one of our faculty will reach out to answer any of your questions. 

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Integrating Work and Learning — Jordan's Experience Working in HR and Excelling in the LOD Master's Program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 4/18/19 9:02 AM

Jordan Lindstrom was drawn to Leadership and Organizational Development because of his background in human resources and training and development. 

We had the opportunity to ask him several questions regarding his experience at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family's Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Meeting the I-43 Corridor Demand: Advance Your Career with This Graduate Degree

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 3/7/19 11:47 AM

 

It’s no secret that the I-43 corridor in Wisconsin is seeing growth as major companies move into the area.

Have you considered what this job growth means for you and your career? With job growth trends looking strong and new employers entering the state, there will be new demand for qualified leaders to take on managerial and leadership-level positions.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to advance your career, this could be the perfect opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in Leadership and Organizational Development. Keep reading as we explore how this program can help you meet the growing workforce demand.

 

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Tips for Millennials in a 21st Century Age of Leadership

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 2/28/19 9:50 AM

Earlier this year, a group of individuals from the Young Professionals program coordinated by the Manitowoc County Chamber of Commerce met at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family to hear more about leadership, specifically related to the millennial generation.

The discussion was facilitated by Jim Begotka, Ed.D, assistant professor and program director for the Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development offered by Silver Lake College of the Holy Family. 

Our aim in this blog is to connect to event participants and expand beyond to those who find this conversation relevant to their own development as a leader. As an effort to continue the conversation and wrestle with some of the questions Jim posed during the event, we pose overarching questions provided below. 

 

Curious about the Leadership and Organizational Development master's degree program? Request more information today and one of our faculty will reach out to answer any of your questions. 

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Interested in Career Growth? Here’s a Complete Guide to Getting Your Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 2/14/19 8:35 AM

“This process [of creating good leaders] by its very nature cannot be revolutionary, but must be evolutionary; gradual development changes, a result of planned growth, and the creation of mutual trust and respect.” - Paul Hersey

Many professionals thriving in a variety of fields have begun to see key differences between managers and leaders: managers manage resources and processes, and leaders lead people.

Keep reading for a full explanation of the key differences between managers and leaders and for access to a new, complete guide that explores the degree possibility you should consider if you're interested in career growth!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Why Business Executives Need Leadership (Not Management) Skills

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 7/13/18 9:25 AM

In our ever-changing and competitive job market, the need for business professionals with practical and strategic leadership skills becomes more and more valuable — if not more and more necessary.

If pursuing a career in a competitive business landscape is your calling, “business as usual” will no longer suffice. As an aspiring business leader, you must consider pursuing an advanced business degree that focuses on the practical implementation of leadership skills rather than management knowledge.

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Topics: Business & Leadership, Graduate School

Looking for a Versatile Degree? A B.S. in Business Management Could Be Right For You

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/25/18 10:36 AM


The workforce is highly competitive right now. With undergraduate degrees becoming more indispensable and higher education growing in popularity, we know you need

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Topics: Business & Leadership

The Importance of Human Resource Management in Today's Professional World

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/21/18 2:30 PM

Human Resource professionals are needed now more than ever before to help navigate and lead companies through evolving social, cultural and technological landscapes. Because of constant changes in most areas of life, the stability, creativity and relational support that a talented HR team can offer a company is invaluable.

The HR profession has evolved and improved in order to tackle the bigger challenges in today’s workforce.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

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