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4 ways to show police leadership

While rank-and-file police officers who are thrust into managerial roles may have some clues about their new responsibilities, becoming an effective department leader can take a bit of trial and error.

“One of the interesting things about law enforcement is that when someone ...

Top traits of a nurse leader

Nurse leaders work both behind the scenes and in the public arena to improve their profession, as well as health care in their communities. And not all nurse leaders necessarily occupy top executive positions, either.

“All nurses have a leadership role to play,” says Angie Strawn, MS, ...

How to remember names

Learning how to recall names can help your career and prevent some embarrassing moments.

Potential clients or customers, as well as employers, might feel insulted if you can’t remember their names, says Marshall Karp, MA, a career coach for ...

How to get PMP certification

If you have a head for managing corporate projects, getting Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification can bump up your resumé to a whole new level of respectability.

Offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), “PMP certification is the ...

Why get a doctorate?

Think earning a doctorate means becoming a college professor? “This is a common myth,” says Ruby Rouse, PhD, a marketing consultant and an instructor in the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies (SAS).

“People think there is only one flavor of a doctorate — a PhD,” which trains ...

7 signs you're a bad boss

You enter the lunchroom, and discussion among your employees halts. They drop eye contact with you, and then everyone scurries away. You get the feeling they were talking about you.

Recognize the scenario? “It may be because you’re a bad boss,” says Anthony ...

You can become a transformational leader

There’s no denying it: The concept of transformational leadership has become hot. Hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons praised New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for being a transformational leader in a Huffington Post blog. So what exactly is this trendy way of motivating others?

Secrets to highly effective teamwork

Want to know the secret to creating an effective business team — one that is all about teamwork?

The most effective teams tap into what makes each member unique and what motivates them, according to Cathy Rodgers, a corporate consultant on ...

7 essential skills every MBA grad should possess

So you’ve gotten your MBA and are ready to try your luck in the job market. Now you’ve just got to convince an employer that you’ve got the “right stuff” to succeed.

Alisa V. Fleming, associate dean at the University of Phoenix School of ...

5 things you need to know about managing up

It’s one thing to acquire the skills to manage the people working under you, but if you really want to reach the thin air at the top of the corporate ladder, it’s important to learn how to manage up.

“Managing up is about doing your job so well that it makes your manager look ...

5 workplace ethical dilemmas

Good business practices aren’t just about the bottom line — they’re also about morality.

Savvy professionals understand how to balance profit with ethics, and do it consistently. “To me, if you are ethical, you act the same way whether you’re ...

5 team-building activities that actually work

While most companies have their employees engage in team-building exercises, finding one that makes a real impact can be tough. Here, our human resources experts share activities that can improve teamwork for the long term:

5 tips for making the transition from employee to manager

Being promoted from employee to manager? Congratulations! It must be gratifying to know that the powers that be have given you a leadership role. At the same time, you might feel anxiety over moving into a position with new responsibilities and expectations. Diane Deaton, MBA program instructor and area chair at the University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus, offers advice for ...

5 tips for managing your former peers

Co-workers’ coffee mugs are clinking, congratulating you on your recent promotion. But you realize mid-toast that you have to supervise the co-worker who also vied for the position, or even risk hurting your chummier colleagues' feelings when you can no longer chat openly or attend lunches or coffee breaks with them on a daily basis....

5 ways to boost employee morale

Employee morale is a lot like stock performance: When the economy dips morale also goes down. With one recession already under corporate belts and financial experts predicting a double dip, inattentive supervisors risk a workplace mood meltdown.