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Managing Conflict in the Workplace

According to the American Institute of Stress, the second highest cause of stress in the workplace is “people issues”. The prevalence of stress and conflict in the workplace can take a toll on an organization’s productivity and workplace happiness. The Harvard Gazette reports 36 percent of workers are stressed, which ends up costing U.S. businesses $30 billion annually in lost work days.


Shaping and Defining Organizational Culture

Business leaders and professionals have long recognized the impact of organizational culture on business success, performance and sustainability, which has led training and development professionals (T&D) to focus more on their proficiency at impacting the organization’s climate.


3 Types of Professional Coaching Careers

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants released their 2016 BlueSteps Job Outlook report, where management-level professionals were asked to identify the most relevant training for today’s fast-paced job market. More than 50 percent of respondents chose executive coaching as the most helpful form of additional education.


Tips for Leading Millennials - Infographic

Millennials – those born approximately between 1982 and 2004 – are increasingly dominating today’s workforce. Forbes estimates millennials will account for as much as 75 percent of the workforce by 2030.1


6 Ways to Motivate Employees - Infographic

Only a third of U.S. workers consider themselves “engaged” while at work. Employers hoping to remain competitive in today’s fast-paced business environment will have to overcome this obstacle. Employees lacking a sense of engagement can undermine the bottom line with poor productivity and low morale. However, research shows employees who feel valued, trusted and engaged tend to work harder and feel connected to an organization’s success.


4 In-Demand Leadership Careers

The complex and dynamic landscape of today’s workplace requires thoughtful and flexible leaders. Lewis University’s Master's degree in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) lets you begin or advance your career in the face to today’s workplace challenges. 


How to Manage Millennials

by Dr. Scott Kerth, Assistant Professor in the Organizational Leadership program at Lewis University


Training and Development Guide

Effective training and development professionals are in high demand at businesses, non-profits, educational facilities and government agencies across the country.


Why a Master's in Organizational Leadership: A degree for the 21st century

The MAOL program focuses on the human side of leadership teaching practical skills necessary to effect organizational change and progressive management.


Differences Between MBA and MAOL Degrees and What’s Right for You

There are several types of educational degrees that organizations seek when recruiting tomorrow’s business leaders. Determining which type is best for your career goals requires an understanding of their similarities and differences. Below are some definitions and descriptions of two key degrees - the classic MBA (Master of Business Administration) and the newer MAOL (Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) - and their associated career paths.


Top 5 Organizational Leadership Skills Leaders Need

Though advancing employees with leadership skills is essential for the future success of a business, a recent survey shows more than half of businesses lack employees with the ability to lead. Read the five organizational leadership skills that leaders need to succeed in today's business world.


The Benefits of Nonprofit Organizations

Working for a nonprofit organization offers its own set of benefits, with numerous advantages for its employees. Nonprofits grew 25% between 2001 and 2011, and are showing continued growth in the country. In looking at how a nonprofit operates, the benefits for both the organization and its employees are worth a second look.


Team Building as a Resource for Company Success

A company is only as successful as their employees. As company leaders and managers, encouraging team building and implementing an environment that fosters individuals to excel and maximize production is essential to a company’s achievement. By utilizing different team building strategies and creating a precedent for open communication, companies are able to bring employees together to effectively accomplish business goals and objectives.


Effective Employee Training Methods

When providing employees with effective training, communication is essential and the message presented is even more vital. A perfect formula for achieving success does not exist, only episodes of trial and error by preceding companies. While they may have different missions, what remains an imperative goal among all companies is success.


Systems Thinking: Building Organizations that Last

Every business and entrepreneurial endeavor is created with the hope of being successful. Failure is never an option when embarking on such a venture, but often it is the harsh reality. A plethora of creative business plans are developed every day, all across the world and it takes a fair amount of risk to ensure that the plan becomes reality. Each entrepreneur has a different vision and method for developing a business and more importantly, sustaining its success.


The Time is Now to Build an Executive Coaching Practice

Executive coaching is a booming business in the United States worth an estimated one billion dollars. Goldman Sachs and GE are just a couple of the more than a quarter of the world's Fortune 500 firms that have utilized executive coaching. Further study and planning can help you capitalize on this trend and build your own executive coaching practice.


Start and Manage a Non-Profit Successfully with Your MAOL

For those interested in starting or running a non profit organization, it is essential to have management and communication experience to turn ambitions into a reality. With new non-profits and opportunities in churches and associations increasing, hopeful entrepreneurs face a highly competitive sector where nearly every cause has multiple groups vying for funds.


More Than One Way to Lead: An Examination of Leadership Styles

It is widely known that leadership is a quality beyond management. It is a skill that enables one to influence people and inspires them to do their best. There are several types of leadership styles, but few, if indeed any, are appropriate for all settings and situations. Three general leadership styles discussed here are the autocratic, consultative, and democratic approaches.


Building a High Performance Team

Despite how skilled an employee is in a particular area, there's simply no substitute for the power of a team. Collaboration offers many benefits for both employees and the company, including a stronger sense of camaraderie, improved productivity and higher quality results. Use the below tips for building a high-performance team.