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4 Easy Steps to Writing a Leadership Development Plan that Works

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2018 8:41:00 AM / by John Schiavone posted in Leadership Development

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As generations retire or ascend the rungs of the leadership ladder, organizations face common challenges when developing leaders. Let's explore how organizations and individuals alike can write a leadership development plan that works.

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How to Ask For Letters of Recommendation in 3 Easy Steps

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2018 8:39:00 AM / by USC Price posted in Applying to Graduate School

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In reviewing applicants for a graduate school program, a university’s office of admissions wants to feel like they know a candidate as well as possible. A resume and a list of education and work experience might tell a fairly good story, but well-done letters of recommendation can provide valuable perspective, insight and colorful details to help in deciding whether a prospective student is a good fit for the school.

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How to Write a Personal Statement for Graduate School

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2018 10:01:47 AM / by USC Price posted in Applying to Graduate School

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Of all the application requirements writing a personal statement for graduate school is where you're able to express your intentions.

So make it count. It’s nothing to fear. Let's review important things to do and not do in writing your personal essay.

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Executive Master of Leadership vs. MBA: Which degree is right for you?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2018 4:37:00 PM / by John Schiavone posted in Leadership Development

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An Executive Master of Leadership (EML) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree help professionals advance their career by providing real-world experience, developing 21st-century skills, and discovering applicable insights for every sector.

Need help deciding which degree is best for you? Take our self-assessment and learn how to align your long-term goals with your degree.

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Passion, Power & Wisdom: Price's Geffner teaches 'leadership as improvisation’

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2018 3:48:00 PM / by Cristy Lytal posted in USC Price News

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What do actors and business leaders have in common? They both need to improvise, according to Carol J. Geffner, director of the Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

To teach this essential skill, Geffner led a “Leadership as Improvisation” workshop at the 2018 USC Women’s Conference, which allowed participants to learn in an energized and engaged context.

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USC Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee and C. L. Max Nikias announce transition in leadership

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 7:51:00 AM / by USC Price posted in USC Price News

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Letter from Rick Caruso, subcommittee chairman, notifies the Trojan Family about the search for a new USC president.

 

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Fundamentals of Board Governance

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2018 7:49:00 AM / by USC Price posted in Leadership Skills

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Think about the board of your organization. How many people are on it? How are the communities structured? Is the president or organizational leader a member of the board? How often does the board meet? Is there an executive committee?

Although every board is unique, they share common legal and regulatory characteristics. In this article, we outline the common elements of boards across private and public sectors and the information you need to deal effectively with boards.

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Empathy is Still Lacking in Leaders Who Need it Most

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2018 7:48:00 AM / by Ernest J. Wilson III posted in Leadership Skills

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Ernest James Wilson III, Ph.D. is the founding Director of the Center for Third Space Thinking. Wilson served two terms as the Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication and Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

In this article, Wilson explains the five attributes executives must have to succeed in today’s digital, global economy, four reasons why empathy is favored over other values, and how empathy is still lacking in leaders who need it most.

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10 Leadership Tools and Activities for Developing Your Leadership Skills

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by John Schiavone posted in Leadership Development

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One axiom of great leaders is the continued development of leadership skills over time. It is imperative that leaders invest in their professional development to adapt to an increasingly global and diverse professional world.

As you develop as a leader, time may become one of your most significant hurdles. Here are ten easy leadership tools, assessments, and activities to sharpen your leadership and management skills.

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Crisis Leadership: 3 Simple Ways to Lead Transformations Across Sectors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 8:52:00 AM / by John Schiavone posted in Leadership Development

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Crisis management and leadership are often how the public perceives the efficacy of an organization or institution. Whether it is the private sector or government sector, a constant level of scrutiny exists that must be addressed by sector leaders on a daily basis. 

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