Practice Positivity

The Project on Positive Leadership was founded at UofL in 2018 to promote the spread of positive leadership worldwide. From working with UofL Athletics to developing tools and expanding research, the Project has been very active since its inception. It…

The Project on Positive Leadership was founded at UofL in 2018 to promote the spread of positive leadership worldwide. From working with UofL Athletics to developing tools and expanding research, the Project has been very active since its inception. It is currently preparing to ramp up its work at the College of Business with a...

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Leading Through Uncertainty: Session Three

Communicating During TurbulenceDr. Kristen Lucas & Dr. Kathy Gosser The last of three sessions will explore topics and questions related to managing and communicating through turbulent times and the subsequent fallout. Managerial strategies are alw…

Communicating During TurbulenceDr. Kristen Lucas & Dr. Kathy Gosser The last of three sessions will explore topics and questions related to managing and communicating through turbulent times and the subsequent fallout. Managerial strategies are always executed via communication, but the importance of strategic messaging is even more critical during uncertain times. Dr. Kristen Lucas and...

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Leading Through Uncertainty: Session Two

Learning and AdaptationVirginia Denny & Vaughan Scott The second of the three sessions examines the necessary conditions and strategies to foster adaptive workplace teams. Virginia Denny and Vaughan Scott discuss principles of learning that all lea…

Learning and AdaptationVirginia Denny & Vaughan Scott The second of the three sessions examines the necessary conditions and strategies to foster adaptive workplace teams. Virginia Denny and Vaughan Scott discuss principles of learning that all leaders can integrate to create dynamic, malleable, and resilient teams that are better positioned and equipped to handle uncertainty. The...

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Leading Through Uncertainty: Session One

Strategy and Workplace Engagement with Dr. Brad Shuck & Dr. Nat Irvin The first of three sessions examines topics and questions related to leadership strategies and employee engagement. Dr. Brad Shuck and Dr. Nat Irvin provide insight into the deci…

Strategy and Workplace Engagement with Dr. Brad Shuck & Dr. Nat Irvin The first of three sessions examines topics and questions related to leadership strategies and employee engagement. Dr. Brad Shuck and Dr. Nat Irvin provide insight into the decisive daily decisions all leaders must currently make while also navigating uncertain and potentially volatile workplace...

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How Can I Lead When I Have Nothing to Do?

In my previous entry, Is Leadership Too Much to Ask When I Am Overwhelmed, I wrote about how some of my students are rising to a call to excellence in spite of being overwhelmed by the effects of COVID-19. Another group of my students have the opposite…

In my previous entry, Is Leadership Too Much to Ask When I Am Overwhelmed, I wrote about how some of my students are rising to a call to excellence in spite of being overwhelmed by the effects of COVID-19. Another group of my students have the opposite problem: Nothing to do. Some still have jobs but they cannot perform those jobs without going in to work, and others have lost their jobs. As stressful as that is, their difficulty is compounded by having nothing to do, for hours, day after day.

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What Is Leadership?

LEADING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: STORIES FROM MBA STUDENTS: Entry #2 I could tell the players were engaged because they were asking all of the right questions. I was prepared for their answers and made sure to be as caring as possible. At the end of th…

LEADING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: STORIES FROM MBA STUDENTS: Entry #2 I could tell the players were engaged because they were asking all of the right questions. I was prepared for their answers and made sure to be as caring as possible. At the end of the conversation I was able to assure them...

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Is Leadership Too Much to Ask When I Am Overwhelmed?

LEADING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: STORIES FROM MBA STUDENTS: Entry #4 “I have made progress in unexpected ways, while being open-minded to opportunities that present themselves. I have been able to shift marketing efforts, connect with new audiences onl…

LEADING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: STORIES FROM MBA STUDENTS: Entry #4 “I have made progress in unexpected ways, while being open-minded to opportunities that present themselves. I have been able to shift marketing efforts, connect with new audiences online, and expand my business …” “Esther,” MBA Student, mother, and businesswoman Most of the students...

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Getting the Lingo Down

Recently I was in Edinburgh, Scotland, for work and found myself with an open day in my schedule. Not one to miss an opportunity, I opted to take a tour of the Highlands. I wanted to see the rolling heather and fog-shrouded lochs since all I knew of Sc…

Recently I was in Edinburgh, Scotland, for work and found myself with an open day in my schedule. Not one to miss an opportunity, I opted to take a tour of the Highlands. I wanted to see the rolling heather and fog-shrouded lochs since all I knew of Scotland came from repeated viewings of Braveheart....

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Automatic for your people: Everyday AI

As a child of the ’80s, I fondly remember things like New Coke, Rubik’s Cubes, and MTV playing actual music. I also remember Detroit as a juggernaut of the car industry. My aunt and uncle were both employed by GM, burning hours, and collecting overtime…

As a child of the ’80s, I fondly remember things like New Coke, Rubik’s Cubes, and MTV playing actual music. I also remember Detroit as a juggernaut of the car industry. My aunt and uncle were both employed by GM, burning hours, and collecting overtime turning out 88s and Impalas. Somewhere between my last summer...

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Making Connections with Practical Application

In addition to practical tools, students who participate in UofL’s project management program, which includes a Fundamentals of Project Management and Project Management: Practical Application seminar, gain beneficial industry connections through group…

In addition to practical tools, students who participate in UofL’s project management program, which includes a Fundamentals of Project Management and Project Management: Practical Application seminar, gain beneficial industry connections through group work conducted during class. If I have a question, I know there are people I can reach out to. They’re learning at the...

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