Executive Education Articles

How Executive Education Short-Courses Help Mid-Career Professionals

How Executive Education Short-Courses Help Mid-Career Professionals

Margaret Taylor started off her career as a Park Ranger for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It was a perfect launch for the biology major. Now 21 years later, Taylor is the capital development program manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a very different role,...

The Changing Face of Corporate Debt

The Changing Face of Corporate Debt

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is a shopping experience unto itself. Dating back to the 15th century, covering 61 streets and 4,000 individual shops, merchants hustle and hawk a vast array of goods—from rugs, jewelry and clothing to teas, spices and soaps—in an environment...

6 Ways to be a More Effective Communicator

6 Ways to be a More Effective Communicator

Kerry Mitchell, an assistant teaching professor in management at the Daniels College of Business, shared six tips for communicating well. (1) Whether you’re speaking or writing, give it your full attention and focus. “In this multitasking world, we tend to think we...

With Yoda-like Wisdom, Professor’s Impact Stretches Beyond

With Yoda-like Wisdom, Professor’s Impact Stretches Beyond

Scott McLagan looks at his career in segments, not dissimilar to stops along a bus route. The first part of his career was in the corporate world, where he spent more than 25 years holding senior executive roles with two large global companies (Fisher Controls and...

What Everyone Needs to Know About Negotiation

What Everyone Needs to Know About Negotiation

For Joe Hernandez, making deals is less of an art and more of a science. “And if it’s a science,” he said, “it would stand to reason that there should be processes, tools and strategies that you can use over and over again to help you consistently get the best...

Executive Education: Mental Health Awareness

Executive Education: Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness entered the forefront of public discourse when Simone Biles withdrew from the U.S. women’s gymnastics team finals during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The conversation topic was long overdue. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.,...

COVID-19 as a Business Teacher

COVID-19 as a Business Teacher

Lessons learned in leadership after two years of a pandemic It was two years ago this month that COVID-19 began its stranglehold on the world. And no doubt, it would be adding massive insult to injury if leaders failed to learn lessons from a pandemic that has wreaked...

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Even rocket scientists can get a little unhinged at work. When NASA adopted “crowdsourcing”—getting input from external sources to solve some of its problems—it worked. Management knew the feedback would resolve many serious issues. But there was a problem: Some...

Actually, it is Rocket Science …

Actually, it is Rocket Science …

“It isn’t exactly rocket science” is now part of our vernacular for describing mundane jobs or uninspired ideas. But employees at Lockheed Martin Space, the Denver-based business unit of global security and aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin Corporation, eschew that...