Getting a doctorate could be one of your biggest life achievements—provided you can make it to the finish line. Drop out rates vary by discipline, but as many as 50 percent of students don’t complete their doctorate. In order to succeed, you must understand what’s at stake—and what’s expected of you—then develop a plan that […]

Wondering how long an MBA program will take to complete? You may read articles that promise 12 or 14 month programs. In reality, the timeline is a lot more complicated than that. What you really need to know is how long the whole process will take from start to finish—from when you start researching possible […]

Looking for an effective way to earn your doctorate degree? If you’re considering a doctorate, you’ve likely taken an inventory of what will be expected to earn the degree. And that inventory likely includes a huge chunk of time, energy and resources. For already-too-busy-professionals, this can be a dream killer right out of the gate. […]

We often hear questions from students who have taken a break in their pursuit of a degree, and one goes a little like this, “It’s been 10 years since I worked on my degree at another school. Can I get any transfer credit for all that work?” The question is a smart one. Transferring college […]

Making a choice between two similar but different things can be a challenge. Oh, sure, some things don’t fall under the “do-or-die” category of decision making. With some things, there simply is no wrong choice. Take a sports car versus an SUV, for example. Either is a great choice, depending on your budget, your lifestyle […]

Several years ago, a mail-order shoe company turned running an organization on its proverbial ear by introducing a new operations model. The company? Zappos. The model? Formalized, organization-wide culture to the benefit of both employees and customers. Of course, Zappos didn’t invent workplace culture. Every workplace has a culture – even healthcare. But what Zappos […]

Few would argue that healthcare delivery in this country (and even in other parts of the world) is highly complex. The reasons for healthcare’s complexity are many, including but not limited to: Regulations Safety factors Ethical implications Variable processes Shifting hierarchies Forbes magazine contributing editor Ron Smythe says most people think of the delivery of […]

If there’s one topic that’s been written about, studied, examined and researched to the nth degree, it’s leadership. The need for highly effective, skilled leaders is enormous – especially in healthcare where innovation, success strategies and problem solving are desperately needed on a daily, even hourly, basis. A 2014 survey by the non-profit National Center […]

There’s a really old (and often referenced) cough syrup commercial that opens with an actor saying in a rather serious voice, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV.” Presumably, these pseudo-credentials are what lend credibility to the subsequent product recommendation. But life doesn’t always imitate art. And in the real world, credentials […]

There are plenty of good reasons to earn your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Perhaps yours is one (or more) of these: Personal fulfillment Knowledge growth Network expansion Credentials recognition Professional contribution None, however, is more important than helping you go further and deeper in your chosen career. So, you’ll want to be sure that […]