Leadership noun \ˈlē-dər-ˌship\
Our definition: The ability to influence and inspire people to achieve the goals of a shared vision.
One of our major goals at SLPA is to talk about leadership and promote how important it is to the success of organizations. As Marcus Buckingham wrote in one his books - "Great organizations require great leaders. In all the studies of organizational excellence, excellence was impossible to explain without factoring the role of the leader." If I may add to that, great organizations also require great leaders at every level, not just at C-suite positions.
One of the questions we get asked every day as we talk to people about leadership is - 'what can a degree in leadership do for me?'. The question is usually being asked by someone looking to make a difference in their career, and they are trying to decide whether a leadership degree is the right fit for them. Or someone who is curious about leadership, and wonders just what it means.
It occurs to me that the people with the best answer to this question is our alumni. We know that you are out there working hard in every industry and leading by example. Not all of you have the authority that goes with an official title, but it doesn't stop you from leading and influencing people on a daily basis.
So, I would like you to draw on your experience and answer the question in the comments section below:
What has our degree in leadership done for you?
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