Most of us are guilty of “half listening” to a boss, a spouse, a child — then wondering why there's a disconnect or conflict down the line. That’s not surprising: Effective listening is a skill that is not typically taught.
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Everyone is prey to assumptions and opinions that operate outside the conscious mind. Here, Bentley’s Wiley Davi shares strategies to root out these hidden biases and improve decision-making.
Corporate immersion courses bring marketing problems from real organizations into the classroom. Founded by Perry Lowe, senior lecturer in marketing, the offerings have been a hallmark of the Bentley curriculum for more than 20 years.
Recent grants from two major foundations support key aspects of the university’s mission. The Yawkey Foundations awarded $500,000 to benefit the Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center (BSLCE).
The Women’s Leadership Program, which launches at Bentley in September, unfolds over four years to prepare female students with the skills, strategies and confidence needed to succeed as business leaders.
Bentley’s original Classroom Building — renamed in 1997 to honor the generosity of Gary Jennison ’66, H ’98 — went back online in January after a seven-month makeover.
Noor Faisal Al-Qatami ’07 used to pass time between her Bentley classes doing what she loved: window shopping at local supermarkets. “I like food products, the way they are merchandised and placed on shelves,” says the former Management major. “It’s an art to have it done in a way that’s attractive and sends a message to the customer.”
Health Thought Leadership Network crosses disciplines, collects insights
From the moment he was born, Bodhi Bhattarai was charming and inquisitive, talking early and winning over strangers with a big smile.