Leadership Program Resources

The demands on educational leaders are evolving. To prepare yourself to face these challenges and create transformative change in education, you need to understand the role of educational leadership, its responsibilities and your options for furthering your education to move your career forward

By: Eric Heckerson, EdD, RN

We have all heard about the many benefits of retaining high performers in our organizations. To everything from financial costs related to lower turnover, a more efficient workforce, or an improved morale, leaders are constantly challenged to find ways

By: Charles Thomas, Jr., EdD '14

Leadership starts in the home. As a leader in your home, you set the standard. Often times, we feel that we cannot lead because we do not have a corner office or don the appropriate title. Such thinking can be damaging to one’s confidence level

The current electoral season is a good time to reflect on what it means to be a leader. Is a person born with a natural capacity to lead others, or does a person develop leadership aptitude over time?

The answer is likely “yes” to both.

Theodore Roosevelt believed he was born to

By: Matt Kramer, EdD '13

Ethical lapses, invariably, make for good reading. Whether in the press, or as analyzed in an ethics class, lapses reflect our human desire to relish in not only the decisions others make, but importantly, the comeuppance they so richly deserve.

There are several types of leadership degrees at the doctoral level. Determining which type is right for you depends on your career goals and interests. Below are some definitions and descriptions of three doctorate degrees in leadership and the career paths associated with them.

The Doctor of Education, or Ed.D, has been in a period of change and innovation in recent years. Universities across the country have been working to make their programs more professional, more practical and most importantly, more interdisciplinary.

Creighton University has done just that

By: Eric Heckerson, EdD, RN

In the modern world of business, we are often asked to define leadership and reflect on how it applies to our respective roles. Of the countless definitions that have been created, consider one which suggests that a leader is a facilitator of change.

By: Leah Georges, PhD, MLS

For the first time in America’s history, there are four (and soon to be 5) generations interacting in the workplace. These generations are commonly referred to as the Veterans (1922 – 1943), Baby Boomers (1944 – 1960), Generation X (1961 – 1980),

By: Eric Heckerson, EdD, RN

Of course it’s nice to work with coworkers who are committed to their organizations. But, is it necessary? As a manager, should you be concerned in how engaged your employees are if they seem to be doing their jobs?

Studies show a resounding “