leadership

Leadership Under Fire Puts MBAs to the Test

Time and time again business leaders go in front of the press to discuss a controversial issue and end up making a bad situation even worse. Even some of the world’s most savvy businesspeople are subject to the occasional press conference gaffe or unfortunate media statement. On February 21, 2014, MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business got the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of those corporate executives on the hot seat trying to navigate the rocky waters of a mid-crisis press conference in this year’s “Leadership Under Fire” competition.

SMPS University: 2013 Leadership Advancement Program

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is partnering with the Center for Excellence in Service (CES) for the third consecutive year, to offer the 2013 leadership advancement program. The program, to be held on October 17-18, and November 14-15, is designed for A/E/C marketers and business developers to help them gain the business knowledge they need to advance their careers.

Smith Business Close-Up: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Career

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

New year, new career? 2013 could be the year you get that new job, big promotion or develop as a professional. Set your goals now.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Joyce Russell outlines how to tackle setting some New Year’s resolutions for your career.

Leadership Guidelines for New Pope: UMD-Smith Expert

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – With the cardinals in Vatican City electing the successor to retired Benedict XVI, Gilad Chen, an organizational behavior expert in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, describes leadership fundamentals the new Pope should follow:

"Like their counterparts in business, religious leaders critically set and execute the vision and direction of their organization – in this case a 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church.

Smith Hosts Second Annual Women Leading Women Event

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted female members of the community (alumni, students, staff, and faculty) for the Second Annual Women Leading Women event on March 1, 2013. This year's guest of honor was Kristen Welch ’90, MBA ’96, senior vice president of global content operations at Discovery Communications. Smith School Vice Dean Joyce E.A. Russell led a discussion with Welch on many topics ranging from work-life balance to advice on how to achieve success in today's business climate.

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