5 Ways to Renew Your Mindset of Innovation

by Christine Nicometo

It feels like everywhere we turn these days, someone is talking about design thinking or innovation. Perhaps this is because, as humans, we gravitate toward patterns of thinking that can quickly become ruts. Those ruts can leave …


Persevering In The Face Of Challenges: Meet John Dolan

Grad school is hard, everyone knows it.

john_dolanWant to make it harder? Try an online engineering master’s program while raising a family with a full-time job while deployed in the Middle East with the military.

That’s what John Dolan, a …


Make Time Management Your 2018 Resolution

Nobody likes to hear that you’re so busy–too busy to pitch in when needed. Resolve to make time management your priority for 2018–and here are four ways to do it:

  1. Balance your calendar. Use your calendar not just for scheduling

Student Profile: Technical Leadership Grad Mark Hermann

Mark Hermann recently graduated with the Technical Leadership Certificate at UW-Madison, and says what he learned had an immediate impact on the job.

“The program went very well. It was at a good point in my career to start trying


4 Prioritization Traps To Ruthlessly Avoid

Does your organization know how to be ruthless when it comes to prioritization? If you can identify with any of the following four scenarios, chances are your projects are in danger of failure.

Here are four scenarios to watch out …


What Makes An Effective Leader?

Effective leaders use systematic processes to achieve success. From solving problems to developing their teams, managers who excel in their role have specific tactics to achieve their goals. These processes ensure consistency, and they help keep their organizations on track.…


4 Ways to Be A Great Leader

If you’re already working as a manager–or you’re new to leadership, there are four ways you can excel in your role to become a great leader. “Plan-Lead-Organize-Control” is a process leaders should follow when working toward organizational goals. This approach …


Improve Your Project Management Skills

When the Going Gets Tough, the Adaptable Get Going

Project management is a lot like whitewater rafting. Just like an experienced rafter needs to be able to read rapids and navigate accordingly, you need to be flexible to overcome obstacles to get your projects done on time.

Here are



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