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Dr. James Begotka

 

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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

3 reasons why businesses need leaders instead of managers

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 10/26/17 12:30 PM

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.

Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) is an emerging field that trains the business leaders of tomorrow by focusing on contemporary theories in business leadership and dynamics at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level.

Here are three reasons businesses today need leaders, not managers. To support these claims, we sought out the wisdom of Dr. Jim Begotka, Director of the Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development Program and Assistant Professor at Silver Lake College.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

New Guide: A Guide to Getting Your Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 10/17/17 11:35 AM

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

Here at Silver Lake College, we made the decision to change the title of our master’s program from Management and Organizational Development to Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD), because we want to align our program with the kind of objectives that professionals wishing to advance in leadership roles find valuable.

We've created this eBook to educate you on the growing field of leadership and organizational development — A Guide to Getting Your Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

How and why Silver Lake College developed the new LOD graduate program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/1/17 8:07 AM

Silver Lake College is excited to launch the new Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) program in the fall. This graduate-level program will provide students with the training and education required to meet the rapidly growing demand for leaders in organizations across Wisconsin and the nation.

We’re answering three common questions you may have about this new program. Read on to discover how Silver Lake College developed the new Leadership and Organizational Development graduate program – and why a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development could benefit your career!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

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