leadership and management

Four Important Leadership Qualities You Need in Business

What makes a great leader? In a recent survey, Harvard Business Publishing asked that very question. Hundreds of managers from companies around the globe weighed in on what leadership qualities matter the most. Ultimately, they narrowed it down to four: demonstrating integrity, managing complexity, inspiring engagement, and acting strategically.   How do you develop leadership […]

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How to Network and Sell in a Social Setting

Photo: Flickr By Dawn McGinnis What is it about person-to-person networking that can be so infuriating?  Everything I read says that mingling at business-related events will lead to more business opportunities. Unfortunately, many of these events are filled with salespeople just like me.  The ritual seldom varies: when I tell them about my company they […]

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How to Avoid the Most Common Management Mistakes at Work

Photo: Steven Depolo/Flickr Creative Commons Management consultant Chris Holmberg of San Francisco was recently interviewed by First Round Review on the most dangerous leadership pitfalls. Holmberg shares a 15-minute practice on how to avoid common management mistakes by focusing on “the it, the we, and the I.” Here’s an excerpt from the First Round Review […]

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An Aspiring Leader Looks to a Future in Business Sustainability

To describe Bianca Mohn as driven is an understatement. The Lancaster, PA, native graduated from UVM in May with a business degree and is now a student in the UVM Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA program. As an undergraduate, she majored in business administration, international business and marketing, and minored in French. She was a student in […]

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How a UVM Student and Army Veteran is on a Mission to Help Others

To call UVM School of Business Administration senior and US Army veteran Kane Tobin accomplished is an understatement. His service in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and Tikrit, Iraq, has fostered his willingness to get involved. He recently helped the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences open a primary care practice, Appletree Bay Primary Care, in Burlington. […]

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An In-Depth Look at UVM’s Leadership and Management Program

Radu Bostan completed UVM’s Leadership and Management Certificate Program in 2013. An experienced technology consultant with more than a decade of experience in retail and sales, Bostan earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Business Administration in the Republic of Moldova before coming to the United States 10 years ago. UVM Outreach talked to Bostan […]

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A Future Entrepreneur Soars to New Heights at UVM

To call Tyler Brown motivated is a serious understatement. The 22-year-old is the former director of operations at the Vermont Flight Academy. Now he’s a full-time student at the UVM School of Business Administration with a 4.0 GPA. He’s running for student government and recently joined the accounting club. Oh, and he plays a little […]

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How to Push Boundaries & Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Rachel DiGiammarino Working within your comfort zone has its moments. There is a period of time (for some it might be months, for others it might be a year or more) when you’ve hit your stride – you’re working efficiently and effectively with no discernible downside. The effort is reasonable, the quantity is manageable, […]

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Self Leadership is More than a Formality

By Rachel DiGiammarino If you’re looking in the right places, such as Forbes, Huffington Post, TED, Harvard Business Review, NPR and the like, there is a heightened focus on the need to “prepare leaders” for the challenges of running businesses in today’s global marketplace wrought with highly complex, intensely competitive and rapidly changing environments. This […]

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Overcoming Challenges Rather than Avoiding Them

By Joseph Fusco Psst. Can I share a conspiracy theory with you? Six terrible, shadowy forces roam this world, all of which have taken aim squarely at you with the purpose of making your life — and your work — a long, agonizing slog full of failure and misery. They are, in no particular order: […]

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