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Confidence, Credibility, & Strategic Leadership

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center theorizes that successful strategic leaders demonstrate skills across six specific dimensions (what we refer to as the Six Principles of Strategic Leadership). This model of leadership indicates that competence in these six areas contributes to high levels of individual, team, and organizational success. Research conducted by faculty at the University of Utah provides insights into each of these principles, and describes specific strategies for how leaders [...]

2021-07-29T12:33:33-06:00July 29th, 2021|

Fintech booming in Utah with help from the Utah Center for Financial Services

This past year has been an enormous one for FinTech in Utah Valley. Galileo, Finicity, Acima, and Divvy all have been acquired for roughly $6 billion. Fintech and tech companies as a whole are increasingly choosing Utah and Salt Lake City specifically as the basecamp to establish their operations. The Utah Center for Financial Services (UCFS) was recently featured in an article about financial [...]

2021-07-26T16:17:57-06:00July 22nd, 2021|

Ivory Innovations names 2021 Construction and Design winners

Ivory Innovations, an initiative of the David Eccles School of Business, recently gave out its third round of Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability awards in the Innovations in Construction and Design category. The category honors groups that "are pioneering new material applications and construction methods that are more efficient, scalable, and importantly, more sustainable, resulting in greater affordability," according to the Ivory Prize site. [...]

2021-06-08T15:18:08-06:00June 8th, 2021|

Five inspirational quotes from the Sorenson Impact Summit

The seventh annual Sorenson Impact Summit with SOCAP Global took place May 25 through May 27. The summit featured three days of inspirational conversations around innovations in impact investing, building equitable entrepreneur ecosystems, the future of higher education, and using data to drive impact. This year, the summit gathered virtually, with the objective of delivering a more inclusive and accessible summit. For three days, [...]

2021-06-07T17:24:35-06:00June 7th, 2021|

Understanding COVID-19: Research during a crisis

On Friday, June 2, University of Utah experts and health researchers came together to discuss how scientists and others mobilized to learn more about COVID-19 and to combat the epidemic. University of Utah scientists discussed their research and addressed the numerous unanswered questions emerging from the COVID-19 crisis. Two of the experts who spoke during the event were Taylor Randall, dean of the David [...]

2021-06-07T17:06:24-06:00June 7th, 2021|

Here’s why data and dialogue are key to improving equity, diversity and inclusion

Ninety minutes. That’s all it took. I gained a deeper understanding of how data informs an elected official’s thought process regarding racial and ethnic disparities in Utah. He, in turn, reviewed the data and considered how he might incorporate this data into policymaking. Both of us acknowledged the importance of the issue, need for increased opportunities and inherent strengths that can help Utah improve. [...]

2021-06-01T14:42:17-06:00June 1st, 2021|

Unlock your strategic leadership potential with Goff Center programs

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business is the premier way to get real, hands-on experience with real companies. Do you want to help create clean air by promoting the building of more beaver dams? How would you like to help save the jungle and Mayan ruins by increasing tourism in El Mirador? These are the kind of [...]

2021-04-29T10:31:35-06:00April 29th, 2021|

Professional selling minor gets nod for being a top sales program

The David Eccles School of Business Marketing department is now ranked as a top sales program by the Sales Education Foundation Magazine. The Marketing department, with its specialized Professional Selling and Business Development minor, are among the top undergraduate programs in the country. With world-class faculty and thought leadership, along with a career-building internship program from the Professional Selling and Business Development minor, the [...]

2021-04-21T12:50:17-06:00April 21st, 2021|

Congratulations to the winners of the Real Women Run case competition!

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business, in conjunction with Real Women Run at the YWCA and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, hosted a competition that challenged students to develop ideas, strategies, and programs that would help increase the number and diversity of women running for office in Utah. Student teams developed and proposed [...]

2021-04-20T14:09:11-06:00April 20th, 2021|

OSC launches Network with the Professionals webinar series

Operations and Supply Chain launched its Network with the Professionals webinar series recently by inviting Shane Hughes, an executive at Intermountain Healthcare, to speak about his experiences within the field of Operations and Supply Chain as well as within Intermountain Healthcare itself. The Network with the Professionals talks will be an ongoing series that brings industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to an open [...]

2021-03-22T11:05:32-06:00March 22nd, 2021|