The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Creative thinking and the future of jobs (Part 2)

William Woods Business

The World Economic Forum, an influential think-tank, has published a series of research reports including The Future of Jobs, examining how the Fourth Industrial Revolution — discussed in our previous blog post — may impact the labor markets. For their study, they asked the Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) of today’s largest organizations about how […]

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What business students should know (Part 1)

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If you are earning a degree in business, then you’ve likely heard the buzz about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In this two-part blog series, we will explore the basics of what this term means and how it may impact the future of jobs for recent business graduates. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or industry 4.0, is […]

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The state of innovation and its importance in entrepreneurship

William Woods Business

In our recent Look Into Business blog post on entrepreneurship, we looked at the Kaufmann Foundation report, which showed significant start-up activity in St. Louis and Kansas City. Start-up activity and entrepreneurship have traditionally been closely associated with innovation, particularly when it comes to high-growth start-ups. Such companies introduce new ideas that drive fast growth […]

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9 Leadership Lessons from Sports Referees

Stephen Forsha Stephen Forsha Dr. Stephen Forsha is program director for online undergraduate business programs and associate professor of business at William Woods University.

Lao-Tzu states, “A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves”. Refereeing mirrors this statement. For sports referees the aim is to ensure player safety, ensure players play within the rules of the sport and otherwise manage the match. […]

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What factors predict business entrepreneurial success

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In our last Look Into Business blog post, we looked at the Startup Activity Index — a yearly report that measures business startup activity across the top metropolitan areas in the U.S. According to the Index, entrepreneurs who are still employed or in school are more likely to succeed in their business venture. This prompts […]

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Goal setting – from sports to the classroom

Stephen Forsha Stephen Forsha Dr. Stephen Forsha is program director for online undergraduate business programs and associate professor of business at William Woods University.

Winning is the goal of every athlete and team at the beginning of a tournament, meet or season. Athletes and coaches alike will tell you this. However, we all know that there can only be one ultimate winner. How do the champions reach their goals while everyone else falls short? Champions understand that the goal […]

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Why managers fail: Leading vs. micromanaging

William Woods Business

Katy Tynan, a leading expert in the evolution of work, recently wrote an article for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in which she explains why most new managers are not well prepared to take on a managerial role. “New managers must understand that the habits that made them successful as individual contributors are […]

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Entrepreneurship on the rise in St. Louis, MO

William Woods Business

The Kauffman Foundation publishes a yearly index that measures business startup activity across the top metropolitan areas in the United States. According to the May 2017 report, St. Louis showed the greatest upward movement in the startup activity rankings — a clear indication that entrepreneurship is on the rise. In 2016, the Startup Activity Index ranked […]

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Women in Entrepreneurship: A recent survey examines what’s driving women to start businesses

William Woods Business

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the growing entrepreneurship among women. In 2016, a Kauffman Foundation report recorded the highest increase in the rate of female entrepreneurs in almost 20 years. However, a recent survey by EY and the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), examined this trend from a different lens. […]

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Changing lives with social entrepreneurship

William Woods Business

Social entrepreneurship is a global movement that has attracted widespread discussion and interest among aspiring and established business leaders, investors, academics, policy makers and young people in general. Today, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, is just one of the many publications that showcase the passionate work of young social entrepreneurs bringing change around the world. In […]

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