Why managers fail: Leading vs. micromanaging

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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

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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

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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

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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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Using the art of performance to ace your interview

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You may not think of a job interview as a performance, but Cathy Salit, author of Performance Breakthrough, certainly does; and she explains why in her recent Harvard Business Review article. Salit writes, “Just as an actor prepares the character they will play on stage or screen, you can steal some tricks from the actor’s […]

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Character Counts

Stephen Forsha

The character of leaders is important to any organization.  It is the foundation of a positive organizational culture.  Leaders of character establish a positive work environment of inclusion, diversity and respect.  These leaders are humble yet have the moral courage to stay true to their beliefs and they demonstrate this through their actions.  This type […]

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MBA internship opportunities on the rise

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Recent research conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), shows that many employers are expanding their MBA internship opportunities this year. According to GMAC’s poll of some 140 employers, almost 60 percent said they plan to increase the number of internships offered to MBA candidates. This news is particularly encouraging considering the role of […]

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When entrepreneurs become HR people

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In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the HR partner model — the idea that HR should participate in strategic planning and be at the executive table, in order to help an organization, achieve its goals. For example, a 2015 Harvard Business Review article, “People Before Strategy: A New Role for […]

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5 Blogs for young entrepreneurs

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If you are a business student at William Woods and you are passionate about entrepreneurship, then you may have already chosen entrepreneurial management as your degree concentration or you might even be pursuing an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership. However, beyond academics, entrepreneurs are known for being self-motivated to learn on their own whether it be […]

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Risk management and insurance jobs for business students

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Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the insurance industry and its impending shortage of talent caused by large numbers of baby boomers nearing retirement. And while the insurance business has traditionally provided stable, well-paid positions, millennials have been less eager to embrace these opportunities. A 2015 survey by The Hartford showed that […]

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