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By Amanda Ronan
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Do you know the story of the brand Patagonia? Yvon Chouinard began the company out of a need for better quality and reusable mountain climbing equipment.  When he branched out into clothing, he knew he wanted to use sustainable materials that lasted a long time. He did not want his clothes to end up in landfills. Today, the company will repair any piece of clothing you have, even non-Patagonia pieces. When you are done with a Patagonia item, they will help you sell it to someone else. They actively ask their customers, “Do you really need this item?” because they want to reduce waste and protect the environment.

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By Amanda Ronan
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When surveyed about their biggest sources of dissatisfaction at work, employees rank availability and communication with managers in the top eight. Employees want access to managers who listen. They want to feel respected by their bosses.

One way to improve your relationships with employees is with active listening.

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When a disaster occurs, most people run away from the site, while others run toward it. If your mindset places you in the latter category, then you are likely to do well in the public safety and emergency management field. This is a challenging and emotionally draining line of work, but for the resilient individuals who choose this career, the opportunity to save lives and mitigate risks to the community is well worth it. There are a number of qualities you should have if you intend to pursue a career in public safety and emergency management, including the following characteristics.

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Public safety and emergency management are broad fields with a vast range of career possibilities. Typically, students who choose degree programs in this area are service-minded individuals who feel compelled to protect others in their communities. Many public safety and emergency management employees enter the field as entry-level workers, without specific academic credentials. But in order to advance, it is essential to demonstrate professional competency with a bachelor’s degree from a respected university.

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Offered by the Colangelo College of Business, Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership equips you with leadership and crisis management skills. Graduates of this master’s in disaster preparedness program can go on to pursue leadership positions in schools, cyber security organizations, fire departments, police departments, emergency services and community-serving organizations. Keep reading to learn about one potential career outcome for graduates of this program: emergency management specialist.

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The Colangelo College of Business’ Master of Science in Leadership can help you develop an academic foundation that integrates executive skills and servant leadership. This program’s curriculum explores the practices and traits which empower successful leaders, and it features an analytical exploration of business leadership theories and models that can be utilized to improve today’s organizations. If you are interested in earning this degree, then read on to discover some of the qualities that are known to make a great business leader:

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Leadership is offered by the Colangelo College of Business and designed to provide students with executive skills and servant leadership principles. Individuals with an MSL commonly go on to become directors, managers and leaders in all types of service organizations and businesses. Keep reading to learn about a few potential career paths for graduates of this program:

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Students in the Colangelo College of Business’ Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership prepare to help others develop emergency awareness and readiness to promote the prevention or effective management of tragic events. Read on to discover what you will learn while earning an MSL in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership:

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) dual degree program is available through online and evening classes and can be the perfect fit for working professionals. Offered by the Colangelo College of Business, this MBA-MSL dual degree program can help you take your career to the next level. Earning this degree can prepare you to pursue positions in all types of business, service and government organizations. The following are a few of the career opportunities that leadership MBA graduates might choose to pursue:

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