Ask any CEO what they need to make their operations successful. It’s talented individuals who can effectively lead and manage different aspects of the organization. Look online at the many surveys of top career fields to pursue. Managers with a solid combination of technical and professional skills consistently top the lists. The Organizational Leadership program (OL) at WKU prepares you for a career in a wide variety of professions. OL students enhance their college studies and technical backgrounds by developing the applied leadership, managerial, and professional skills that are in great demand. The program is practical and applied, not theoretical.
I agree with all the real-world experience arguments. Instead of going to college, my boyfriend managed a gas station and was able to work in the video game industry (something he has a passion for) as a manager. Now he does IT and is gunning for a team lead position, so you never know where that experience will lead you.
Post 2 One of the best ways to build these skills is to find a group to volunteer in that has officers. I went to school with a lot of people that gained leadership skills by running a campus club or a volunteer organization (plus it always looks great on any resume). I was a project leader in 4-H and a camp counselor. I learned a lot of skills in terms of motivating people. That, and you truly test if you even want to be a leader. accordion
Post 1 Truly strategic organizational leadership cannot all be learned in a classroom. Great leaders also need real-world experience as well, so even a great degree is not quite enough. Post your comments Post Anonymously Please enter the code: