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UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean Doug Shackelford Invited to White House Discussion

White House senior advisors invited UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean Doug Shackelford as part of a small group of deans from leading U.S. business schools to discuss best practices for the 21st century workplace.

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The Qualities of a Good Leader, and How an MBA Helps Develop Them

At the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, we want to create passionate leaders who can inspire their employees and partner with other ambitious individuals to effect real change in the world of business. Our MBA@UNC program is designed with our unique leadership values in mind to prepare the next generation of leaders for the rigors of working in today’s competitive business environment. Here are a few ways MBA@UNC can help you realize your professional goals.

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5 Ways to Motivate Better Performance

According to Dr. Alison Fragale, professor of organizational behavior for MBA@UNC, managers must go beyond inspirational speeches and use a variety of strategies to energize their team. Here’s a look at five different ways leaders can boost motivation.

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How Leaders Can Learn Through Improv

Business leaders need to be outstanding communicators, innovators, decision makers, change agents and critical thinkers. They must be able to handle ambiguity, to promote teamwork and collaboration, and to be the best coach and mentor they can be. It is a tall order. Improv can offer a safe, creative atmosphere for business leaders to develop these skills.

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Women @ Work – Sound Bites, Statistics of Women Who Lead [Infographic]

Women today are making professional strides at an unprecedented level. Women are starting businesses at 1.5 times the national average, a 20 percent increase over the last decade. Women are …

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Recap: Our First Student Immersion Weekend

At the end of each quarter, MBA@UNC students have the opportunity to attend in-person immersions. The focus of last weekend’s immersion was leadership development to help our students develop a better understanding of their strengths in the context of team collaboration and individual work.

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How an MBA Can Accelerate Your Career

(Editor’s Note: This post is written by Michelle “Shelly” Gorman, Director of Career Management here at MBA@UNC. She has spent the last ten years working with a leading global career …

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