leadership and management

Why Data-Driven Management Produces Better Results in Health Care

Effective leaders and managers lead by fact, not opinion. Still, it’s all too common for executives, senior administrators and middle managers to use their gut instinct to make decisions, rather than examining key data to inform their decisions about processes, goals or strategies, according to organizational excellence expert Kathy Letendre. “A data-driven manager can understand—using […]

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Cabot Creamery Co-operative Manager Nick Managan Strives to Keep Learning

What makes a good manager? For UVM alumnus Nick Managan ’05, it’s all about accountability and hard work. Managan has been employed full-time at Cabot Creamery Cooperative for ten years, working his way up through the ranks and being mentored by his supervisors along the way. In 2017, he was promoted to Northeast marketing manager […]

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Why Innovation Matters for Leaders in Today’s Economy

If you’re looking for a company that’s a model of innovation and social responsibility, look no further than Green Mountain Power. Green Mountain Power (GMP) is recognized as a national leader in renewable energy, demonstrating how electricity can be generated, stored, and distributed in ways that are clean, cost-effective, and more resilient to climate change […]

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Learning to Build Effective Healthcare Leadership Skills

After 20 years in the biomedical field, Theresa Bugbee wanted a refresher in healthcare leadership. Bugbee is a biomedical services supervisor for UVM’s Technical Services Partnership (TSP), a leading provider of comprehensive healthcare technology management. She enrolled in UVM’s Healthcare Management and Leadership Professional Certificate Program last spring to enhance her supervisory skills. The program […]

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Michele Morris Learns What it Takes to be an Effective Leader

Michele Morris is a seasoned professional but relatively new at leadership. As the director of outreach and communications at Chittenden Solid Waste District, Morris supervises five employees at the district’s administrative office in Williston. Morris, who previously worked for the National Wildlife Federation and Backpacker Magazine (under Rodale Press), joined the waste district nine years ago. She was […]

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Engineering Manager Cyril Brunner Strives to Keep Learning about Leadership

“Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”  ~Vince Lombardi What makes an effective leader? If you ask Cyril Brunner ‘13, he’ll tell you it’s performance, accountability, and transparency. Just a couple of years […]

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Lifelong Learning is the Key to Florence Smith’s Success

For Florence Smith, life is all about positivity and perseverance. The Chelsea native, who was the first person in her family to graduate from high school, is now a transportation legal program administrator and supervisor in the Senior Assistant Attorney General’s Office within the Vermont Agency of Transportation.  Her job duties include everything from litigation support and administrative […]

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What Type of Leader Are You?

By Kate Collier What’s your leadership style? According to experts, there are two distinct methods for gaining and maintaining power: dominate and demand the fealty of your subordinates, or a more diplomatic approach, gaining the trust and respect of those you wish to lead. Jon Maner, a Florida State University psychology professor and recognized leader […]

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How to Improve Project Management and Create a Better Process

Paul Dandurand is a big believer in process. The Burlington-based, start-up entrepreneur is CEO and founder of PieMatrix and creator of Pie, a visual project management software platform. He says a lack of process at many organizations leads to reduced productivity, failed projects, and disengaged employees. We talked to Paul about project management, the pitfalls […]

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3 Ways to Improve Your Career and Professional Life

Early January is time for New Year’s resolutions that typically focus on health and happiness. These promises we make to ourselves usually revolve around eating better, working out at the gym, and making an effort to be kind to others. Rarely is one of our resolutions to ask for a raise, look for a new […]

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