Are Emoji Ruining (or Improving) Digital Communication?

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Emoji: Those cute, expressive, sometimes weird symbols on your phone that have been popular in Japan for a decade and a half. Where did they come from, and what do they mean for the future of digital communication? Since 2009, iPhone users worldwide have had access to emoji to enhance their text communications. Since then, emoji have become available on ... Read More »

Golf and Sports Leadership: How One Woman Broke into a Male-Dominated Field

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Growing up, Michelle Krasodomski was no stranger to golf courses. She learned how to play as a teenager from her father, who adores golfing. But as an athlete, she preferred to stick to her sports of choice: volleyball and basketball. Much later — after earning her Master of Sports Leadership degree from Northeastern and an internship with the Vermont Golf Association got her hooked ... Read More »

5 Ways Project Management Can Help your Organization Innovate

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When I talk to students about the many ways that project management shapes how companies innovate, I like to draw a parallel to one of the most innovative entities that’s ever existed, Bell Laboratories, often referred to as “The Idea Factory.” Starting in the late 1800s, creative solutions to technological, communications, and even medical problems have poured out from the ... Read More »

4 Ways Veterans Impact the Classroom

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I came to Northeastern University College of Professional Studies for my bachelor’s in Leadership after having served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2004, including two Operation Iraqi Freedom deployments to Egypt and Quatar.  Based on my experience and my work with veterans, students and educators, I can say that veterans overall impact the classroom is for the better. I’ve ... Read More »

3 Ways Geographic Information Technology Benefits the Intelligence Field

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Geospatial intelligence is a specialized field within the broader intelligence profession. And specialized within that is the field of Geographic Information Technology (GIT), which is connected to all kinds of far-reaching intelligence ventures that have one thing in common: location, location, location. Geographic information technology provides the means to answer the questions of What? When? and How?—in addition to Where ... Read More »

Master’s Degree Comparison: Sports Leadership vs. Sports Management

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The sports management field has grown tremendously in recent years, and so has the demand for qualified people with sports-specific management and leadership experience. As someone who worked in the sports industry for more than 15 years, I’ve seen the kinds of management skills and leadership traits organizations are looking for in their employees. In the early ’70s, there were just ... Read More »

5 Ways to Improve Your Risk Management Strategy

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All of us—whether we’re a governmental agency, a large corporate business, or small nonprofit—need to understand the importance of a robust risk management strategy that prepares you for how to handle uncertainties and problems. In Homeland Security, risk management is the key factor in how we make our decisions. What steps can you take to better your own strategy? 1. ... Read More »

5 In-Demand Careers in Geographic Information Technology

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There has been an explosion of digital information: An incredible 90 percent of the data available in the world today has been created in the past two years. The growing number of ways that we can use Geographic Information Technology (GIT) to maximize this data has led the U.S. Department of Labor to predict that thousands of new GIT-related jobs will open up by ... Read More »

4 Ways Professional Degrees are Innovating

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Almost 100 years ago, the demand for secondary-level education massively increased because new well-paying jobs required workers with higher levels of technological, written, and quantitative skills. Meeting this demand played a critical role in America’s 20-century economic success. Here we are a century later, experiencing a similar phenomenon—but at the graduate level. The educational innovation taking place around forming and ... Read More »

3 Leadership Skills the Pros Use to Influence Others

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As both an individual leader and as a manager, the ability to influence others is key in achieving goals, avoiding dysfunctional conflict, and creating a collaborative environment. What makes the best influencers successful is the ability to listen and observe other people. If you listen closely, you’ll hear which tactics will be most effective in winning trust and confidence. It’s ... Read More »

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