8 Principals for Nurturing a Culture of Organizational Success

“The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture,” an article in the Harvard Business Review, states that “strategy and culture are among the primary levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness.” At Northcentral University, we view culture as answering “why” and “how,” which sets strategy. The why at NCU is always our students. The how is where our culture becomes especially important. Our culture, our “how,” is based on eight principles.

Why I Teach: Working with Students and Faculty Alike

Linda D. Bloomberg, EdD

Associate Director Faculty Support and Development
Full Professor, School of Education

I have worked at NCU since 2013. Teaching doctoral students and working with dissertation students in particular is a highlight of my work here. As associate director of faculty support and development for the School of Education, I coach our faculty on applying NCU’s one-to-one pedagogical model “Teaching through Engagement.”

The New Age of Accountability and Trust in the Twilight Zone

The year of 2020 must be the closest I will ever get to living in the twilight zone.  My children cannot go to school.  They have school in our home in their pajamas.  My staff and I do not report to the office daily.  We go to the office about once a week and get the items we need for the following week.  The front door of the office is always locked.  After unlocking the door, we are no longer greeted by dear Ms.

American Women in Business Day

What does it take to be successful as a woman in the workplace? On American Women in Business Day, leadership development expert Dr. Randee Sanders offers these tips. Randee is the Associate Director of Faculty Support and Development in the NCU School of Business, and she’s an active member of the American Business Women’s Association.

Women have to be proactive to succeed in the workplace. Here are 10 tips for women to be successful in the workplace:

Developing Trust and Accountability in Virtual Teams: Why it Matters

After state restrictions due to Covid-19 began to be lifted in the summer of 2020, a small publishing company in the Midwest directed their employees to return to work in the office. For nearly six months, the employees had been working from home. As far as their work tasks, the employees, as writers and editors, were very pleased to have the opportunity to work virtually. It spoiled them quite a bit, as they experienced a nice dollar savings, and time saved from their previous work commute. Production of work was seamlessly accomplished and deadlines were always met.

Remote Workers - You Can Trust Them?

By:  Dr. Jeffrey Belsky, NCU

It is true times that times have significantly changed over the last six months. What once was considered taboo to have a significant number of employees working remotely has dynamically switched to organizations implementing remote workplaces as a strategic course of survivability.  The norm has changed – organizations need to prepare!

Why I Teach - Quincey L. Daniels, PHD

In the field of education, many people who have been through brick and mortar schools talk about collegiality. Will I be a part of a great learning community at this institution? That big question was answered for me when I began working at NCU.

I taught online elsewhere for several years, but never gained a sense of comradery, something I missed as an ex-army officer.

Why I Teach - Maggie Broderick, PhD, Associate Professor – Curriculum and Assessment, School of Education

I teach because it is endlessly inspiring to guide students along their path of lifelong learning. The students in NCU’s School of Education have chosen to study at NCU not only because they are called to learn and grow as individuals, but also because they want to inspire learning and growth in their own students.

Ergonomic support and engagement for virtual work

Ergonomics includes an entire field of research studying people and their work environments as well a host of businesses employing ergonomists and suppliers to design and/or modify work environments to best fit the workers and to reduce any discomfort and risk of injury due to a workstation.

How to Work from Home Successfully

After over ten years of working mostly from corporate offices and cubicles as a health insurance proposal writer and project management director, I made the transition to become an independent consultant in the same field. The points below outline a summary of the skills and behaviors that have helped me to successfully work from home (WFH) for the past nine years:

Use an online calendar to: