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Another “Intelligence” to Think About

Social Intelligence is the ability to get along with others and the ability to get them to cooperate with you, and the great news is that your SI level can be improved.
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Something New Has Been Added

Breaking into the health care space can be especially difficult for communication practitioners. After a lengthy focus group with those in the trenches at a major device manufacturer, a tentative structure for a degree that would significantly lower that hurdle emerged.
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The Scroll and Humans of St. Thomas: Vito Sauro

Did you know St. Thomas has a thriving Table Top Game Club? It does! And senior Vito Sauro is its president. Meet Sauro, the latest Tommie to be profiled as part of Carol Bruess’ Humans of St. Thomas series, in The Scroll. 
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Celebrating Lon Otto

St. Thomas' English Department is holding an event to celebrate Lon Otto, who taught 40 years before retiring last year. The event will take place 6-9 p.m. in Terrence Murphy Hall, Thornton Auditorium (Room 260).
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Alumni Q&A: A Time For Change

With continued news of layoffs and organizational changes all around us, we don’t often hear the stories of those who made a choice to leave a stable job because it was what they needed at the time or their current position was no longer a good fit.
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My Name is Not Jon

“Among chief executives of S&P 1500 firms, for each woman, there are four men named John, Robert, William or James.” Lisa Guyott wonders, what accounts for this?
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The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Nyasia Arradondo

Earlier this month, readers met St. Thomas junior Nick Jordan in a Humans of St. Thomas Scroll, and also learned about his friend and classmate Nyasia Arradondo. She is so interesting that Scroll correspondents Carol Bruess and Meredith Heneghan felt compelled to write a separate Scroll about her.
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Making a Flap With the Media

Even well-seasoned spokespeople have a tendency to approach interviews like startled geese, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
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Conversations from 40 Under 40

The Opus College of Business was proud to sponsor the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40. These are high-achievers who have launched companies and rebuilt them; they lead our cities; they've shaped and saved lives.
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The Barriers and Burdens to Hiring Foreign Nationals

International students will face challenges when it comes to finding permanent employment in the U.S. And employers are hesitant to pursue foreign national students for internships and full time positions. The uncertainties can be overwhelming.
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One Big Idea: Meaning is the New Currency

Now more than ever organizations are committed to offering their employees something more than a place to put in the time and collect a paycheck. Anytime Fitness is no different, explained Chuck Runyon, Anytime's Co-founder and CEO at our recent Master's Pub.
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The Scroll and Humans of St. Thomas: ‘NJ’ (aka Nick Jordan Meyerson)

Carol Bruess went fishing for her next Humans of St. Thomas feature and found NJ, a “crazy-cool” student and budding songwriter who “spreads kindness and love with intention.” She also provides the first-ever music link in the Scroll featuring the debut of NJ’s catchy, soulful single “Old School.”
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Power Lunch: the Sales vs. Marketing Showdown

Sales and marketing: this inter-functional relationship is problematic and fraught with misunderstanding, distrust, and conflict. "No matter where you are at in dealing with this issue, it is important to note that there is a solution to this problem," says Professor Avinash Malshe.
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Taking the Plunge in Support of Special Olympics

"Our ethical lives can’t just be molded in our classrooms or through gaining the knowledge of what not to do. An ethical individual – an ethical business person – is crafted through attentive and active charity."
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Depth of Field Icons: Rosa Parks

On a frigid afternoon in February 1986, civil rights activist Rosa Parks visited St. Thomas, sharing a hopeful message of peace and equality.
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A Young Leader Emerges

While there has yet to be a single definition that encompasses the totality of leadership, we do know that the majority of leaders share certain characteristics. Leaders are responsible for effectiveness. Leaders must be charismatic. Leaders are obligated to provide and maintain momentum. Leaders must offer perspective and be key in developing, expressing and defending values.