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4 Essential Tools Professionals Use to Improve Workplace Performance

By on November 23, 2020 in Business, Careers, General with 0 Comments
4 Essential Tools Professionals Use to Improve Workplace Performance

The modern workforce is fluid enough to make transferable skills vital to success. After all, projections from Forrester Research suggest that today’s youngest professionals will hold between twelve and fifteen different jobs before retiring. While in-depth training is valuable for gaining a much-needed step up in a competitive workforce, it’s also important to develop and […]

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How a Psychology Degree helps in Business: Hidden Benefits and Potential Careers

How a Psychology Degree helps in Business: Hidden Benefits and Potential Careers

Psychology is the fourth most common undergraduate major in the United States. Thousands of students enter psychology degree programs across the country each year. The field covers a wide range of topics and areas of study, ranging from child development to analyzing the management of the workplace. Those interested in pursuing a degree in psychology […]

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Student Spotlights: Brandi and Walter Phillips

Student Spotlights: Brandi and Walter Phillips

Successfully balancing a full-time job with a full-time online degree program, a marriage, and homeschooling three of their four children is an extraordinary feat. But together—and individually—Brandi and Walter Phillips pull it all off with grace, humor, and seeming ease. The female member of this dynamic duo is maintaining a 3.8 GPA as she nears […]

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How to be an Effective Nurse Leader

By on October 21, 2020 in General, leadership, nursing with 0 Comments
How to be an Effective Nurse Leader

There are more than 3.8 million registered nurses throughout the United States, making them the largest healthcare profession. Nurses play a critical role in most healthcare services from direct patient care to case management, and the WHO even cites them as “key to the achievement of universal health coverage.” The importance of nurses and the […]

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The Role of Effective Conflict Resolution in Improving Relationships and Fostering Productivity

By on October 8, 2020 in ACU Programs, Careers with 0 Comments
The Role of Effective Conflict Resolution in Improving Relationships and Fostering Productivity

Workplace conflict can cause a tremendous amount of stress and lost productivity for organizations. An estimated 60-80 percent of challenges that businesses experience originate with strained relationships developing between coworkers. When this happens, it can cause hardship for people throughout the company. Team members begin to struggle to work together, finish projects, set goals, and […]

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Calculating the ROI of an MBA: Is the Prestigious Degree Worth the Investment?

Calculating the ROI of an MBA: Is the Prestigious Degree Worth the Investment?

When it comes to success in the business world, earning an MBA is often seen as the ticket forward. However, earning this graduate degree requires a significant investment. This degree can easily cost between $50,000 and $100,000, which can be particularly overwhelming for those still working to pay off prior student debt. To prepare to […]

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The 5 Traits of Positive Leadership to Master

By on September 21, 2020 in Education, leadership with 0 Comments
The 5 Traits of Positive Leadership to Master

Leaders wield considerable power over the productivity of their teams and the overall workplace culture. An excellent leader knows how to inspire people to follow their example, produce outstanding results, and work for the good of the organization. Unfortunately, many leaders fall short of these expectations. As many as 80 percent of work accidents occur […]

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Student Spotlight: Clay Hunt

Student Spotlight: Clay Hunt

When we connected with ACU Online grad Clay Hunt, he was vacationing with his family in Colorado. He warned us it might get rambunctious since Clay and wife Kristin have three young children: 6-year-old Stella, 3-year-old Hattie, and 2-year-old Lux. Clay was a charter student in ACU Online’s MBA program, joining in 2015 with the […]

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The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

Leadership takes many forms. No two leaders look exactly alike, and yet, radically different styles can produce equally impressive results. While a wide variety of qualities set modern leaders apart, most ultimately fall under one of two main categories: transactional and transformational. Identified in James MacGregor Burns’s book entitled Leadership, these influential styles were initially […]

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Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

We recently chatted with Deandra Porter, who graduated from ACU Online’s Master of Science in Organizational Development program in May 2020. After graduation, she found herself working in Austin at the Texas Capitol in Senator Charles Schwertner’s office. Deandra has worked in politics for five-and-a-half years. She holds two titles in Sen. Schwertner’s office: administrative […]

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