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masters in sports leadership

ACU Announces New Master of Science in Sports Leadership

Abilene Christian University (ACU) has launched a new online master’s degree in Sports Leadership focused on equipping prospective or current sports professionals in enhancing their experience with foundational and academically-based strategies to become effective coaches, sports administrators, and sports brand leaders.  Led by a diverse array of sports professionals, interdisciplinary professors, and practitioners, the program … Continued

ACU launches official RangersU online courses to public

Abilene Christian University and the Texas Rangers baseball club today announced enrollment is underway for two college courses — Baseball History and Culture and Leadership Development — and continues through June 26, 2023. The courses are designed for baseball fans and the general public and taught by a diverse array of Texas Rangers management, Major … Continued

ACU names Stephen Johnson chief executive officer at ACU Dallas

Dr. Stephen Johnson has been named chief executive officer of ACU Dallas, a branch campus of Abilene Christian University. Johnson has served the university for 22 years, most recently as vice president and chief administrative officer at the Dallas campus, where he led the expansion of the university by opening the branch campus and expanding … Continued

Management

Why Should You Get A B.S. in Business Management?

The purpose of ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Business Management is to produce competent and well-connected students with a robust and comprehensive foundation of knowledge and skills that they can effectively apply in the world of business and management. Sound like you? Whether you’ve taken some classes in business management or are interested in … Continued

Healthcare leadership

Planning your Healthcare Leadership Career

Written by Suzanne Moss Richins, RN, DHA, FACHE, Adjunct Faculty/SME, ACU Master of Healthcare Administration Program The healthcare industry is experiencing a rapid transformation. From adapting to the challenges of providing care during a pandemic to creating innovative ways to retain staff and improve employee morale, more traditional models of care delivery are being reevaluated. … Continued

adaptive leadership

Leadership Lessons Learned: The Blessing of Failure

Written by Dr. Dena Counts, Assistant Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Our God is more about the process of building us in His image rather than the victories of our success. And, this truth applies to our growth in leading others, where failure can teach us about ourselves and refine our … Continued

transformational leadership

The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

Leadership takes many forms. No two leaders look exactly alike, and yet, radically different styles can produce equally impressive results. While a wide variety of qualities set modern leaders apart, most ultimately fall under one of two main categories: transactional and transformational. Identified in James MacGregor Burns’s book entitled Leadership, these influential styles were initially … Continued

Leaders

10 Key Qualities That Great Leaders Exemplify Every Day

It’s no secret that some people are blessed with the gift of natural leadership. But not all leaders are born; many cultivate the skill over the course of several years or even decades. Even natural leaders must work hard to hone their skills. Small choices make all the difference. As a leader, you should strive … Continued

Employee Conflict

8 Ways Great Managers Handle Employee Conflict

Workplace discord affects everyone. While every business will have its share of employees who don’t get along, if the culture of civility morphs into a culture of toxicity, productivity suffers. That means profitability suffers, too. Conflict on the job can’t be avoided, but it can be managed. And the skills required to appropriately manage a … Continued

Leadership

Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level: 5 Ways to Shine

There is a talent gap in leadership positions across numerous industries. According to the State of Leadership Development by Brandon Hall, a shocking 71 percent of companies do not feel confident in their leaders’ abilities to bring the business into the future. For professionals aspiring to work towards high leadership positions within their own brands, … Continued