The ability to plan for adversities that seem unlikely and improbable is a challenge for businesses and corporations. With any luck, a crisis management plan will be a documented, trained and ready to implement set of procedures that the corporation will never have to put into action until an anomalous event occurs that threatens operational continuity. However when it is needed, a crisis management plan is an essential tool, helping businesses return to operational norms as quickly as possible.
Imagine what it would be like to experience real-world business scenarios, management interactions and leadership learning before actually having to put it into practice? That’s exactly what the innovative avatar learning iMBA program at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management has to offer. iMBA students can access their curriculum online with a program that provides access to the organizational structure of a virtual reality company. This includes all facets of sales, production, management, competition and growth opportunities.
LinkedIn has evolved to become an engaged professional network that spans the globe, and provides a number of tools and activities to not only connect with other thought leaders, but to demonstrate your own expertise, innovation and leadership to an organized and segmented target audience.
If you have taken steps to polish your presence on LinkedIn by updating relevant job history, seeking new referrals and endorsements, as well as showcase your projects and portfolio, you are on your way to optimizing its potential. You can effectively use LinkedIn to speculate on developments in your industry and profession, monitor changes in expertise or skillsets required to segue into new roles, organizations and sectors.
We understand that it is important to have a professional and polished representation on LinkedIn, however the new social network tools available within the platform offer a number of opportunities to build your reputation within your profession. Are you using LinkedIn as a social network? I’ve provided some tips to help you get started and to build your online niche authority through LinkedIn.