From triumphs and successes, to the struggles and challenges that come along with exponential growth, Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith provided key insights on leadership, strategy and management that she learned along the way.
How to Set Your LinkedIn Profile Up for Success
Opus College of Business marketing professor Lisa Abendroth studies the power of word-of-mouth marketing.
Since 2014, the Opus College of Business has matched more than 80 alumni as mentors and mentees as part of its expanded mentorship program.
“So few people ever follow up that the ones who do are clearly special and worth knowing.”
Assistant professor Kari Fletcher reflects on her efforts to develop a military social work curriculum that fits the needs of the School of Social Work.
The Opus College of Business was proud to sponsor the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2015 Diversity in Business Awards.
Associate professor Marie Lopez del Puerto reflects on her role as a physics professor in the lives of her students.
Opus College of Business Dean Stefanie Lenway traveled to India to explore opportunities for St. Thomas students to study abroad and work in local social enterprises during a J. Term course.
It’s not every day that you share a meal with a CEO.
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the tax subsidies critical to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, letting the health care overhaul stand. Professor Jack Militello offers an analysis of the long-term impact of the ACA on the U.S. health care system. "The impact is irreversible."
There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, 2015 Opus Distinguished speaker Guy Kawasaki’s observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies.
While corporate diversity departments have not been at the forefront of the minds of corporate executives, diversity initiatives and programs are making a comeback.
St. Thomas has lost two beloved figures with the deaths of retired Dean of Students Bill Malevich earlier this month and Monsignor James Lavin three years ago. Doug Hennes, who knew them as a student, admired them as an alumnus and worked with them as an administrator, pays tribute to the two gentlemen today in The Scroll.
St. Thomas professor Xiaowen Guan shares how her study abroad experience became a passion for improving intercultural communications.
Whether you are in communication or some other area, and at a tactical or strategic level, think about what you did this week. Did you miss any opportunities for the organization because getting approval might have been difficult?
Muer Yang, Ph.D., a professor in the Opus College of Business Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, was awarded the 2015 Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award. We asked Professor Yang to share some of his thoughts on how improving service operations can directly impact public policies and health care operations, what he’s working on now and how to spark curiosity in the classroom.
St. Thomas professor Kurt Illig shares why he became interested in neuroscience—and how he shares that passion with students.
A successful Minneapolis tech startup has taken a youthful approach to company growth.
Associate professor Mary Maloney explores the benefits – and challenges – of working in cross-cultural teams.
Ethics and business law professor John Wendt shares how his research enhances his teaching, just as teaching enhances his research.
I didn’t expect the outcome we received when I scheduled a session on diversity in advertising for the June 17 Diversity Insights Breakfast. I had hoped, of course, for an impact—and we got it, but it was a reaction from participants I hadn’t expected.
Employers must shift their thinking about how they recruit, and even how they view themselves, in order to attract the best candidates to apply to their roles.
Emily Johnson PiperIn 2005, I was a young, bright-eyed, newly married graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s second class with a job lined up as an associate attorney at a downtown Minn...
Chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp Richard Davis advocates for values-based leadership.