Identifying and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Identifying and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

This post addresses a conversation I had with Tim O’Malley, owner of Fios Consulting in Chicago, who focuses on facilitating conversations related to the impact of diversity, inclusion and engagement on organizations. Tim and I were chatting about our unconscious biases and how we as humans have unconscious biases that impact the way we go about our daily lives. Unconscious biases, also known as implicit social cognitions, are the attitudes or stereotypes that influence how we understand, act and decide…

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Why Analytics and R Continue to Grow

Why Analytics and R Continue to Grow

From economic and political forecasting to picking the next super bowl winner, data analysis continues to help make sense of the world around us. Among data scientists, data analysis software R, a powerful programming language that is both free and open source, continues to gain popularity for its ease of use and seemingly endless applications. Since the software’s original release in 2000, R has continued to gain popularity. In 2009, a New York Time’s article highlighted the software’s popularity among companies…

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Cyber Safety Isn’t Just for Grown-ups

Cyber Safety Isn’t Just for Grown-ups

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month which means that not only is it a good idea for individuals to make sure they have good cyber habits (like strong passwords), but it’s also an ideal opportunity for parents to set aside time to teach their children good digital habits. Alarmingly, the Children’s Internet Usage Study conducted by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education discovered that 30% of children ages 8-14 use the internet in a way they know their parents…

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Indigo Ink: Diversity & Inclusion

Indigo Ink: Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome to Indigo Ink, a blog series about marketing, sales, entrepreneurship and exchanging ideas. I’m a professor and researcher at the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business with an interest in professional selling and topics that emerge from the intersection between marketing and entrepreneurship. I’m passionate about helping my students learn and I have a very hands-on approach to teaching, which includes taking my students to competitions around the country! I’m also very passionate about other topics that are important…

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4 Ways to Effectively Nurture Your Network

4 Ways to Effectively Nurture Your Network

Networking is a critical part of maximizing your business school experience and is especially important for finding a job. In fact, as many as 85 percent of all jobs are filled through networking. However, many aspiring networkers are not properly nurturing their professional relationships. In a recent Forbes article, networking and relationship-building expert Darrah Brustein provides insights for effectively nurturing your network: Be unselfish. Build genuine relationships that are not based on selfish motives of “what can I get from…

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3 Ways to Find Spiritual Satisfaction in Your Work

3 Ways to Find Spiritual Satisfaction in Your Work

“By giving man a greater purpose or reason to be, he can transform the workplace first and foremost through a transformation of self.” – Associate Professor of Business Richard Peregoy, Ph.D. Whether you clean toilets for a living or lead a global organization, anyone can find spiritual satisfaction in work. According to recent research by Associate Professor of Business Richard Peregoy, finding spiritual satisfaction at work is about individually endeavoring to be mindful in one’s work, reflecting on what one…

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In the search for leadership, ethics wins.

In the search for leadership, ethics wins.

It’s no secret that many high-profile companies are facing a leadership crisis. From Uber’s public decline to Wells Fargo’s phony account scandal, the news has been rife with businesses falling from grace. In the aftermath of all these stories, however, the conversation always seems to turn toward one party: the organization’s leaders. The leadership team sets the tone for the company culture and charts the course for the company’s goals. However, too often we hear of the devastating consequences of…

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Explore Our Programs: MBA

Explore Our Programs: MBA

Three Things to Know About Getting Your MBA at UD   1. Flexible and relevant. The University of Dallas’ MBA program is designed for the working professional, meaning we embrace the educational philosophy that “experience matters” on a school-wide level. Our faculty are experienced, industry professionals and our graduate programs are offered at convenient times and in convenient formats. 2. Real-world business experiences.  A hallmark of the MBA program is the culminating Capstone Consulting Experience in which MBA students work…

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University of Dallas Cybersecurity Professors Weigh In on the Year’s Most Severe Malware Attack

University of Dallas Cybersecurity Professors Weigh In on the Year’s Most Severe Malware Attack

Over the course of a single weekend, the world’s largest cyberattack reminded us yet again not to ignore the importance of cybersecurity. Within three days, the unprecedented malware attack commonly referred to as “WannaCry” has been estimated to have infected more than 200,000 computer systems in 150 different countries. Targets of this attack include global companies such as FedEx Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., national health and transportation services, and many civilian computer systems. As fears of a second wave…

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Spotlight: Jaffer Humayun

Spotlight: Jaffer Humayun

Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience   What made you decide to pursue a graduate degree at UD? I have a fascination with IT, and I wanted to do something different. I thought that an IT management degree would help me in my career. What are your post-graduation plans? I hope to advance into a more management-type role. What advice do you have for incoming students? Be a sponge. Absorb. Absorb….

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