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Think Like a Leader: Creating a Life-Map

Think Like a Leader: Creating a Life-Map

“Leadership is not about me, but it starts with me.” This “not about me” mindset requires leaders to gain an understanding of their personal leadership philosophy, how they present themselves to others, their strengths and weaknesses, and their current leadership skills. This is achieved through a thorough, reflective and often uncomfortable self examination. A useful tool for developing that reflective mindset is the development of a Life-Map. Here’s how to develop a Life-Map: 1. Placing The best way to begin…

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How to Brand Yourself: Four Strategies from the American Marketing Conference

How to Brand Yourself: Four Strategies from the American Marketing Conference

Your personal brand is extremely important when entering the business world. It helps show employers who you are and establishes how people perceive you. Earlier this month, the University of Dallas MarketShare Club attended the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, LA. At the conference, I had the opportunity to listen to a talk which provided helpful tips on how to properly brand yourself. Here are the top four tips: Be a problem solver. We’re hired by…

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The 12 Commandments of Leading Change

The 12 Commandments of Leading Change

Working in contemporary organizations has been likened to permanent white water rafting: we have very few periods of calm water. After leading an organization through a deep change, we may want to just kick back for a while, relax and congratulate ourselves. While it is certainly important to acknowledge our successes, we cannot afford to let our successes lead to complacency. We have to keep on monitoring and adapting to our environment and producing even more change if we are…

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Cyber Economics: Demand for Cybersecurity Jobs in Texas Surges On

Cyber Economics: Demand for Cybersecurity Jobs in Texas Surges On

Last year ransomware attacked businesses every 40 seconds. By 2019, experts predict that ransomware attacks will increase to a rate of every 14 seconds, costing companies nearly $11.5 billion. The need for cybersecurity experts is ubiquitous; Forbes has called Cybersecurity the “Fast-Growing Job With A Huge Skills Gap.” For Texas, in particular, the state’s concentration of corporations, means the need for cybersecurity professionals is even greater. In DFW alone, there’s nearly 10,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs. To fill this gap, employers…

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The 5 Types of Organizational Cultures

The 5 Types of Organizational Cultures

Organizational scholar Edgar Schein has argued that corporate cultures are created in the image of their leader. That is, the culture reflects the values, attitudes and behaviors of the leader. The culture then creates leaders in that image. The tone is set at the top and then the culture reinforces that tone. This creates a strong mutually reinforcing dynamic that is hard to break. When a culture needs to change, either the leader needs to change or the organization needs…

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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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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: Richard Hunter

Spotlight: Richard Hunter

Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience   What is your current occupation and what are some of your responsibilities in that role? I’m the gallery director of Great American West Gallery, a fine art gallery specializing in paintings and bronzes depicting the American West, located in Grapevine, Texas. I’m responsible for managing our client base, maintaining our website and acquiring top art consignments for the gallery.   What made you decide…

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