Day: March 3, 2020

How to Be a Strategic Leader

By Merryn Rutledge Want to make your business sustainable? In order to do so, I think you must practice strategic leadership. In my UVM seminar on strategic leadership, I propose 12 capabilities of the strategic leader. Here’s a glimpse at two that contribute to making an organization that lasts. First, I […]

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Winter Session Helps Students Link Academics with Careers

By Jeffrey R. WakefieldPerhaps the most endearing of the fanciful organizations that mock-sponsor A Prairie Home Companion (think the Catchup Advisory Board and the American Duct Tape Council) is the Professional Organization of English Majors, or P.O.E.M. The joke – gentle as it is, given host Garrison Keillor’s clear affection […]

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Seven Fun Things to Do This Summer in Vermont

Thinking about spending the summer in Burlington? We love Vermont in every season, but summer in the Green Mountains is hard to beat. Vermont is an ideal place to enjoy festivals, music, food, and the great outdoors. Whether you’re participating in a summer college program for high school students or taking classes […]

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Myers-Briggs: Knowing Your Type

The Washington Post reported in 2013 that the future looks unclear for the Myers-Briggs questionnaire – “the gold standard of psychological assessments” used by employees and business leaders alike to figure out how their personality styles mesh with others in the workplace. But career consultant Markey Read says such reports are nothing […]

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Uganda Program Focuses on Public Health and Community

Ten University of Vermont students will get hands-on public health experience this summer when they travel to Uganda to work and study in the rural village of Kamuli, about three hours north of the capital, Kampala. They will pick up where UVM nursing students left off, working directly with community […]

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Improving Health Care Delivery through ACOs

By Meg O’Donnell Paying attention to health care reform recently? If so, you’ll have heard the acronym “ACO” bandied about . . . . maybe even at cocktail parties, since rumor has it that saying “ACO” makes you sound, well, knowledgeable! But as with so much in health care, what […]

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Traveling for Personal and Professional Growth

As I boarded the plane to Belize, I felt a little nervous and didn’t know what to expect. As the UVM teaching assistant for the Belize: Women’s Health & Spirituality course, it was my role to help support and assist UVM students during our 14-day trip. Some students were less experienced with […]

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