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Faculty Spotlight: Dena Counts

By on August 24, 2021 in General, Spotlights with 0 Comments
Faculty Spotlight: Dena Counts

Dena Counts is no stranger to ACU. After receiving multiple degrees both on campus and online, she furthered her Wildcat career as the assistant dean and program director of ACU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication. After 12 years, she reflects on the ways God has provided […]

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The Growing Need for Healthcare Administrators

By on May 31, 2021 in ACU Programs with 0 Comments
The Growing Need for Healthcare Administrators

When you picture yourself leading a team, what do you see? A bustling wing in a medical center? A tree-lined residential community where patients live on-site? A hometown private practice? There’s a wide array of options in the healthcare industry, and the knowledge and skills you’ll develop while earning your Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) […]

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Student Spotlight: Daniel Soliz, Ed.D.

By on April 13, 2021 in Spotlights with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Daniel Soliz, Ed.D.

As he said himself, “the most dangerous student is one without a vision,” but that wasn’t the case for Daniel Soliz, Ed.D. From being a first-generation college student, to being named the Director of Student Services & College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) at Allen ISD, Soliz has dedicated his professional life to a vision […]

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The 5 Traits of Positive Leadership to Master

By on September 21, 2020 in Uncategorized 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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The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

By on August 7, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
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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The Four Critical Functions of Every Manager

By on June 3, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The Four Critical Functions of Every Manager

Just like a plane can’t fly without a pilot, businesses cannot succeed without leadership. At the heart of every successful business is a successful management unit. Whether that is one individual or a group of leaders, their function is critical for the company to thrive. Much has been written about leadership styles within the business […]

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Student Spotlight: Jeremy Davis

By on February 6, 2020 in Spotlights with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Jeremy Davis

Global citizen and passionate multicultural minister Jeremy Davis boasts a passport full of stamps. He has also enjoyed a long and fruitful academic career with ACU. You can find Jeremy currently living at about 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, where he’s six courses into ACU Online’s Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program. […]

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10 Key Qualities That Great Leaders Exemplify Every Day

By on July 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 5 Comments
10 Key Qualities That Great Leaders Exemplify Every Day

It’s no secret that some people are blessed with the gift of natural leadership. But not all leaders are born; many cultivate the skill over the course of several years or even decades. Even natural leaders must work hard to hone their skills. Small choices make all the difference. As a leader, you should strive […]

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ACU Student Spotlight: Meet ACC’s Sydney Mhango

ACU Student Spotlight: Meet ACC’s Sydney Mhango

The unique partnership ACU Online enjoys with our sister school, African Christian College (ACC), is a perfect example of our mission in action: “To educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.” We believe that higher education is one vital way we can equip students with the tools and skills needed to make […]

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Student Spotlight: Marc Smithers

By on October 24, 2018 in General, Spotlights with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Marc Smithers

A deep love for learning and “an abiding curiosity in the world” are two reasons Marc Smithers entered ACU Online’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program last summer. The Higher Education concentration is a perfect fit for this passionate learner, who for the last 10 years has served as Assistant Dean of Students for […]

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