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No More Millennials Entering College: How Can We Facilitate Gen Z Transformation?

These students don’t view the world in 50-minute, three-credit classes. If our mission is to prepare kids to be successful, the thing you have to prepare them for more than anything is adaptability. No one knows what the world is going to look like in the next 10 years. — Craig Chanoff, VP Education Services, […]

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Silent Library

To the students of UCO, finals week is officially upon us! Since you’re reading this, I am just going to assume that means you aren’t studying (surprise, surprise). Why is it that when finals week comes around, and we should be studying, it’s always the last thing we want to do? Maybe it’s because our […]

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7 Personality Traits that Define Gen Z

Graphic from Generation Z: What Employers Need to Know, based on a peer survey of over 600 Gen Z high school students. The study was conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity in collaboration with Dr. David Stillman, co-author of When Generations Collide and The M Factor.

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Dr. Bucky Dodd

The Design of Transformation

Introduction Having the opportunity to work with many education and business organizations, I’ve noticed a common challenge many are working to overcome. This challenge is not necessary the use of technology, the achievement or organizational priorities, or even the talent development of people. The core challenge is innovation. The issues of technology, talent, and priorities […]

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9 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

  Disengaged employees are unproductive employees. From entry-level positions to top executives, a lack of connection to the organization and its mission can mean a loss of profits. In fact, a recent study from McClean and Co. estimates a disengaged employee costs an organization roughly $3,400 for every $10,000 in salary. A Gallup study found […]

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Week 15 Lessons in Leadership – Commissioner Karen Keith

One of the topics that Commissioner Keith discussed was the multiple jobs she performed over the course of her career and the work ethic that this instilled in her. What are your thoughts on developing a strong work ethic, how do/did you develop yours, and how do we encourage others to understand a committed work […]

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Week 14- Lessons in Leadership- Michael Carolina

Michael Carolina discussed advancing technologies and the importance of leaders to embrace these developments. What did you find the most intriguing part of his discussion and what steps can you take as a leader to embrace technological advances in your career and leadership roles?

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Meal or No Meal?

Adjusting to life in college can be difficult. Often times, college students have to learn to do their own laundry, clean, shop for groceries, go to bed at a decent hour and cook for themselves. Not to mention, there’s class, friends, work, social obligations and more, which means no time to cook elaborate or healthy […]

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Week 13: Tony L. Dearman

Tony Dearman discussed the importance of attitude, stepping out of one’s comfort zone, solution- oriented leadership and the importance of now. As you think of these discussions and the water analogy: if you block water, water will still find a way over, under or around.. What does this analogy mean in your life as you […]

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The UCO Labyrinth: A Site for Inner Reflection, Social Change, and Transformative Learning

Written by Kato Buss, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Theatre Arts – On Monday, November 13th at 4:00pm, the UCO Department of Theatre Arts senior capstone students presented a performance of The Blue Puzzle by Clare Duffy, in conjunction with the Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA). CCTA is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short […]

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