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August 15, 2017

Many people avoid addressing difficult issues with their boss for fear of risking their career or coming off as ungrateful. Following these guidelines for difficult conversations with your manager, however, can actually strengthen your relationship and get you the results More…

August 7, 2017

Continuing Education is now downtown and part of UMD’s Center for Economic Development. With the move from campus, the Continuing Education (CE) department became a program within the Center for Economic Development (CED), a hub for entrepreneurs and business owners More…

August 3, 2017

If you’re a new manager, you may be struggling to find enough time to oversee department staff while still completing daily tasks. You may also feel like you’re walking on a tightrope trying to establish yourself as a leader without More…

July 28, 2017

Transitioning to a management role is incredibly challenging – but when done well, it can be the catalyst for significant personal and professional growth. Those who successfully make the switch spend a lot of time and energy asking questions, listening More…

July 18, 2017

Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin, boils successful management down to three key steps: 1. Hire people smarter than you. 2. Tell them what you want. 3. Get out of their way.   Sounds easy, right? Not so fast. More…


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