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

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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Who coaches a coach?

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

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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Entrepreneurship: A path to finding what you love to do

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Scott Dinsmore, founder of Live Your Legend, gives a TED talk on finding the work you love Have you ever had a feeling that you haven’t yet discovered your true calling? Live Your Legend is a global community committed to helping people discover their passion and turn it into a sustainable career. The organization’s website […]

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A day in the life of an entrepreneur: What aspiring entrepreneurs should know

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Ever wonder what the life of an entrepreneur is really like? If you are earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in  entrepreneurial management or an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership, then you’ve likely contemplated this question. It turns out that the answer isn’t quite simple. Part of the reason is because […]

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Hashing out the meaning of business strategy: student edition

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In the context of business, we often hear buzzwords like “strategy,” “strategic plan,” or “strategic approach,” yet over the years, several studies have shown that few people actually understand their employer’s strategy. Some have attributed this issue to poor communication between company leadership and rank-and-file employees; others point to common overuse of the terms as […]

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