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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Decisions that Affect the World We Live in When the Pandemic is Over

LEADING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: STORIES FROM MBA STUDENTS: Entry #3 “It came out through this conversation that he was terrified of losing his job. … However, he agreed after this conversation that the reasons he had for continuing to go to the office…

LEADING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: STORIES FROM MBA STUDENTS: Entry #3 “It came out through this conversation that he was terrified of losing his job. … However, he agreed after this conversation that the reasons he had for continuing to go to the office were no longer valid.” “Aiko,” MBA Student In a time...

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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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Exhibiting Leadership … and symptoms of COVID-19

LEADING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: STORIES FROM MBA STUDENTS: 1 I called the department together … and calmly explained what had happened to me, how it was fortunate that our social distancing already meant that few were immediately at risk from having w…

LEADING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: STORIES FROM MBA STUDENTS: 1 I called the department together … and calmly explained what had happened to me, how it was fortunate that our social distancing already meant that few were immediately at risk from having worked with me and then gave clear directives for what they should...

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KEEPING IT HUMAN

THE PATHWAY TO POSITIVE ACTION DURING A CRISIS by Henrietta Pepper The COVID-19 virus has turned the business world on its head.  Individuals within all facets of businesses are struggling with maintaining some sense of operational cadence while still …

THE PATHWAY TO POSITIVE ACTION DURING A CRISIS by Henrietta Pepper The COVID-19 virus has turned the business world on its head.  Individuals within all facets of businesses are struggling with maintaining some sense of operational cadence while still being sensitive to the fact that the information around this global crisis is literally changing by...

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Dean’s email on Staff Furloughs 4.23.20

Dear Staff, I hope that the information provided to staff over the past three days has addressed many of your concerns and provided you with links to resources that may address remaining concerns. The time with our Human Resource leadership team yester…

Dear Staff, I hope that the information provided to staff over the past three days has addressed many of your concerns and provided you with links to resources that may address remaining concerns. The time with our Human Resource leadership team yesterday was helpful for me to understand how things will move forward.  A few...

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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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A Message of Encouragement

To the members of the College of Business community: In these last few weeks, we have seen the COVID-19 crisis challenge us in dramatic and unprecedented ways. Even as we continue to work, study, and adjust, the College of Business has quickly come tog…

To the members of the College of Business community: In these last few weeks, we have seen the COVID-19 crisis challenge us in dramatic and unprecedented ways. Even as we continue to work, study, and adjust, the College of Business has quickly come together in support of our students, our mission, and, most importantly, one...

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COVID-19 Reflection Post: Tristan Deering (Finance)

Tristan discusses transitioning from studying abroad to completing his senior semester stateside due to COVID-19.
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Tristan discusses transitioning from studying abroad to completing his senior semester stateside due to COVID-19.

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