Tag Archives: Leadership

Tips for Holding Effective Meetings

Few things are worse than a business meeting that drones on and on, with no hope of a successful conclusion in sight. These professionals offer advice on how to avoid the droning, and actually get to Yes.

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Christina Kulich-Vamvakas: Confidence Is a Core Leadership Skill

Political leadership is different in many ways from business or military leadership, says Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, lecturer in Government at Suffolk University. But, she notes, there are a few core leadership skills that are always the same – and foremost among those is confidence.

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Jason Roberts: Leadership Skills Aren’t Always Transferable

Is leadership transferable – or are political leadership skills different from business leadership skills? Jason Roberts, instructor of History/Government at Quincy College, says the experience of Herbert Hoover may prove to be instructive.

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Jason Roberts: History Shows That Great Leaders Can Still Emerge

In an era of 20-second sound bites and poll-driven decision-making, can great political leaders still come to the fore? Jason Roberts, instructor of History/Government at Quincy College, reminds us that throughout American history, strong leaders have stepped forward when the nation faced its most daunting challenges.

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Robert J. Allison: The Principles of Leadership Are Universal

The basic principles of leadership are universal, says Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University. Whether you’re leading a hike in the woods or a Fortune 500 company, he says, the essential question of leadership remains the same: will people follow you?

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Robert J. Allison: For Independence Day, Thoughts on Leadership

Strong leaders can still emerge in today’s political culture, but – as Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University, reminds us – strong leaders may not always take our nation in the right direction.

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Christina Kulich-Vamvakas: Leadership Is "Not About Leading a Charge"

Ask ten different people, you’ll get ten different ideas about what makes a leader truly great. To Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, lecturer in Government at Suffolk University, it’s the ability to listen, and to find consensus, that define effective leadership.

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Nonprofit Leaders vs. For-Profit Leaders

Are leaders in the nonprofit sector fundamentally different from those who lead for-profits? According to most of the nonprofit fundraisers we spoke with, the similarities are much greater than the differences.

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