June, 2014

Global Focus Lessons Learned

Ellen McMahon, EdD

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Now that the week-long study program in Krakow and Warsaw Poland is over and I have reviewed the student reflection papers and their consulting presentations I am struck again by how important global programs are. Not only does the Global Focus program at LFGSM provide an opportunity for students to apply what they learn in class to issues or opportunities in a global context, but it also gives each of them the opportunity to navigate daily routines in that same global context.

The consulting projects, all US companies exploring expansion into Poland, helped structure the kind of meetings and companies visited. Through the lectures of local faculty, students were able to understand the history and context of economic transformation in Poland.  Our primary local faculty, Dr. Kris Gluc, posed provocative questions that triggered debate and reflection.


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How Crowdsourcing and Start-Ups Go Hand in Hand

Greg Kozak

Monday, June 09, 2014

Having an idea is only the start of the uphill climb to seeing its underlying vision become a reality.  When discussing start-up enterprises, the term ‘crowdsourcing’ generally follows close behind and is almost synonymous.

In a more robust global economy and in the past, entrepreneurs have been able to secure investment and capital from financial institutions.  Thanks to the ‘credit crunch,’ most freelance entrepreneurs have little chance of securing investment through traditional sources – which is why crowdsourcing is such a viable option for launching new platforms and ideas.

Crowdsourcing is a term that originates from two words: crowd and outsourcing.  For many businesses, it is the best way to get the necessary support needed to take a product from concept to market successfully.


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Five Things Managers Should Never Do On Social Media

Barbara Siegel

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Many professionals have learned that the Internet has a long memory.  If you have heard that term before, it implies that what is said on blogs, comments or social networks is indexed (cached) by search engines such as Google and Bing.   Comments, responses and seemingly innocuous statements can return to haunt even the most professional digital user.

Most organizations embrace the value of sharing on social networks when it comes to events, activities and positive reflections or industry insights.  Following or engaging with colleagues on social networks such as LinkedIn is not only common, but necessary for business professionals to make valuable business to business connections.   And sometimes for business leaders, that also means connecting with members of your internal team or employees and subordinates.



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