Posted April 17, 2020 by Wendy Rowe

Resilience during Crisis

While disturbances in our social order or in organizational systems creates personal feelings of negativity, resistance, stress, anxiety and fear, as witnessed with the current COVID-19 pandemic, people possess many resources to cope and be resilient during these times. It is common for people to cope using strategies of protection, inoculation, emotional shutdown or denial. However, far better than just simply coping or surviving the ordeal is the opportunity to thrive (Park, 1998).

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Posted March 21, 2020 by Sheena Howard & Elizabeth Hartney
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Inspiration for Graduate Research 

Grappling with research is a major challenge for graduate students. And in just over a year since beginning a masters degree, you are faced with leading your own action-oriented, engaged research project. While the online courses you take, and your second residency, will set you up with the skills and feedforward to begin your project, conducting research can sometimes feel like a daunting prospect.

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Posted February 10, 2020 by Wanda Krause
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The Future of Leadership

Regardless of where you plan to work, the world is becoming more diverse and more complex. As Artificial Intelligence transforms jobs and job opportunities, your edge will be leadership skills that place you in a position to work effectively in what we recognize as an increasingly global and fast-changing world.

Posted January 13, 2020 by Marilyn Taylor
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The Value of Values

There has been increasing attention to values in leadership and organizations over the last 35 years. However, we’re only beginning to understand how to work with them. In fact, the most prevalent practice of working with values in organizations has generated a lot of skepticism about the value of values at all! Specifically, on one hand, we talk about values as being what matters most to us. On the other hand, typical practice is convening a small group of people to generate the organization’s values that then are approved by senior leadership.

Posted January 2, 2020 by Catherine Etmanski
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Exciting Initiatives for 2020

The School of Leadership Studies has a mission to cultivate the imagination, courage, and capacity for leading in extraordinary times.

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