There is no shortage of times of crisis when doing business on a global scale. Succeeding or failing in those emergencies depends on successful planning. This type of plan is called strategic planning.

Have you ever watched someone on stage and wished you had their confidence? Maybe you’re the one standing by the punch bowl while everyone else is on the dance floor. Possibly you're sitting at home on a Friday night surrounded by cats. It may seem like confidence may be the most powerful element in the universe and just beyond your grasp. I can relate, because I was that person.

Due to technological advances, working remotely has quickly become a trend in business.

In today’s society, almost everyone has been a part of a remote team at some point, even if they didn't realize it. Remote teams are when one or more of the members are not completing their work in the same physical location. If you have ever taken an online class, been part of a multi-church ministry or even worked on something with family located in another state, then you were a remote team member.

So what is the difference between leading a traditional and remote team? Does physical location change the game? Here are 3 requirements that make managing a remote team possible. 

In pursuit of our goals and dreams, we often fail to achieve a balance between work and life. We need the work to pay for the life we want, but often the career or job that’s funding our lifestyle gobbles up our life time. It’s difficult to maintain an equilibrium that satisfies both ends of the scale. If your one of the billions of people trying to reach your goals while teetering on the high wire of work and life here are 10 simple tips that you can use to help achieve greater work-life balance.

Along with ten valuable ways to live a happier life, Dr. Jeff Logue shares how getting connected, doing things for others and taking care of yourself will change your life. 

You may ask, why should we care about our ability to communicate? Well, that’s easy. We should care because we want others to understand what we mean. We want to improve our relationships. We want to make sure things get done and in many cases, we want to advance our careers. One of the job skills employers desire most is effective communication. When people communicate effectively, they can build a productive working relationship, solve problems, supervise others, and create trust in the workplace.

On the first day of my "Introduction to Marketing" class, I ask my students to market themselves in three words. I have students that react by looking shyly to the side and providing generic answers such as “I’m nice” or “I’m quiet.” I have students that take the opportunity to make the class laugh with a creative answer. Occasionally, I will have a student push the boundaries and ask if they can use more than three words. My response is always, "Yes!"

In Spring 2016, the history department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian film making and social activism. Ryan McElhany, MBA, explains the evolution of marketing, advertising and advertising law throughout the 1900s.

In Spring 2016, SAGU's History Department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian filmmaking and social activism. In this video, Dr. Loyd Uglow, explains how automobiles evolved throughout the 1900s and how they began to change America.

Disclaimer: Article dictated and adapted from the lecture, "Turning Points in 20th Century America: Two Cases That Changed the Nation" by Aaron Burke, J.D., available below.

Constitutional Law is a mirror reflection of society. When thinking about past United States Supreme Court cases, you have to understand the context of an entirely different society. A lot of these cases are sometimes confusing and illogical in today's context. Take, for example, perhaps the two most important Supreme Court opinions in the past 100 years: The case that created the 'Separate but equal' doctrine and the case that abolished the doctrine as it applied to the federal government and the states.