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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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November 8th, 2017

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9 Leadership Lessons from Sports Referees

Stephen Forsha

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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October 16th, 2017

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What factors predict business entrepreneurial success

William Woods Business

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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October 6th, 2017

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Goal setting – from sports to the classroom

Stephen Forsha

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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September 29th, 2017

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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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September 15th, 2017

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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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July 21st, 2017

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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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July 10th, 2017

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Who coaches a coach?

Stephen Forsha

The role of servant leadership. This past April fool’s Day I began an early morning catching a plane to Chicago, Illinois to attend a coach-tutoring course.  The purpose of the course was to teach the processes necessary to train new coaches in the art of their craft. So this course was all about stepping off […]

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May 22nd, 2017

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Ruminations – Welcome

Stephen Forsha

Welcome to ruminations of a program director.  I hope to use this space to highlight issues in the business world, my thoughts on leadership and along the way, some musings on things happening in my little corner of the William Woods University. To set the stage, I am the program director for online undergraduate business […]

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March 24th, 2017

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William Woods business students participate in DECA

William Woods Business

One of the special opportunities William Woods bachelors of business students have on campus is to join collegiate-DECA team. DECA is a nonprofit student organization with more than 215,000 members across the U.S., dedicated to preparing future leaders and entrepreneurs for a range of business careers. Their educational activities generally fall in the following four […]

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May 31st, 2016

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