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Graduate Research

Leading consciously: examining global leadership self-awareness across healthcare executives

The well-being of people around the world and in every community depend on healthcare. Yet, exponential shifts in globalization, technology and the environment have destabilized healthcare systems across the globe. Hence, the future of healthcare is forecast to be volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (Porter & Teisberg, 2006). To face ... more

Searching for the truth

Thesis for graduate student Sherroy N. Chapman Jr. Includes titular essay and six scripts: "Big Brother," "Central High," Let Go," "Superstore," Nerd Love," and "MasterChef: Prison Edition."

China study: Emerging challenges in Social Security, health care, and leadership (volume I)

China is poised to introduce sweeping innovation and disruptive social change onto their national stage. As China’s leadership, economic power, and authority increase the country will be subject to increasing internal and external challenges. This study seeks to identify the significant internal social challenges China is most likely to confront ... more

China study: Emerging challenges in Social Security, health care, and leadership (volume II)

China is poised to introduce sweeping innovation and disruptive social change onto their national stage. As China’s leadership, economic power, and authority increase the country will be subject to increasing internal and external challenges. This study seeks to identify the significant internal social challenges China is most likely to confront ... more

Disrupted leadership: strategies and practices of leaders in a VUCA world

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected through intricate networks in technology-laden environments, leadership has become exponentially more complex. This VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) context disrupts long-held leadership constructs. Historically, leaders have been able to reflect on past decision making to guide their current and future decisions. No longer ... more