Nicole Wagner (Street Articles Author)
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I am Nicole Poteet-Odessa Wagner, born on July 25, 1974 to the awesome Leo zodiac sign. I obtained my B.A. degree in human services with a focus on substance abuse counseling at Sojourner Douglas College, and my M.S. in Human Services Administration from both Coppin State University and the University of Baltimore. I’m currently working towards my Ed.D. doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with Argosy University. I have spent the past 18 years in the field of human services. But the past 6 years have been in the field of chemical dependency as an addiction counselor, but recently promoted to intake coordinator. In addition to my full time employment duties I am also a youth advisor and community advocate.

As a mentor for adolescent girls within my sorority, I’ve been one of many leading examples of finer womanhood, scholarship, and leadership. Inspired by my mentors, friends, and extended family, I am currently launching my own small business called Three Star Purpose. I firmly believe that a leader is responsible for setting the example for others to mirror. Trait theory concedes that leadership is a genetic trait. However, I strongly disagree with the notion of leadership chromosome. Leaders can be groomed, and leaders can emerge at the right time. Leadership can be learned through various spectrums; therefore, any pioneer can learn to lead by personal experience; e.g. frustration of ongoing ignored global problems. While I can’t attest to what others want in a leader, I can without a doubt say I look for integrity, consistency, compassion, good communication skills, genuine, and humility. One must be humble in order to lead, for a leader is sometimes in the background; e.g. unseen. If you are unwilling to follow, then you surely cannot lead. In order to manage a global workforce, leaders and managers must possess strategic planning competence, professional etiquette, supreme communication skills, professional awareness, and change flexibility.

My expectation of blogging; publishing various disccusions is to raise awareness to undetected issues in the style of organizational leadership. I also hope to inspire others and gain insight from all readers. My overall life goal is to become a teacher within various lecture venues, including communities. Leadership means seeing the problem and acting on resolving it without having to be told. No profound leader has ever waited to be told of needed change, that’s why leadership requires both unique and innovative individuals whom are self-motivated by their passion for progress.

Team Building & Dysfunctions
Aspiring leaders have studied the number of years in which understanding organizational management and its complexities have been the topic of many board meetings. According to the “Looking forwards: discursive directions in organizational change” article, obtaining mainstream management textbooks which address company change and challenges has continued to be a…
By:  in  Business  >  Management   Oct 10, 2012  
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Organizational Leadership, Theories & Tactics
Leadership is not a genetic vocation, nor is there a chromosome genetic factor which science can study to explain the ongoing growth. In fact, quite the contrary, leadership is a comprised of multiple attributes, such as; visionary, passion, ambition, integrity, compassion, dedication, encouraging, motivating, and sociable skills. Therefore, anyone could…
By:  in  Communications   Apr 26, 2012  
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Partnership And Collaboration
This article is intended to highlight and stress the importance along with benefits of partnership and collaboration in the human service field. The goal is to inform all human service professionals of the positive impact that the agencies can have in their efforts to assist those in need. A helper…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Apr 26, 2012  
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Value Of Communication
Communication within organizations is the sharing of information, decision making, coordination of strategic planning, motivation, or influences. But quite the contrary, work place communication is more; it creates and maintain interpersonal relationships throughout the organizational environment. The relationship of communication and values is not easily understood, and must be understood…
By:  in  Communications   Apr 26, 2012  
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Understanding Organizational Communication at Your Workplace
Communication is the process of transmitting feelings, thoughts, and ideas in an easy to discern manner. Typically, within an organization information is conveyed, e.g. shared verbally. But in an era of technology and culture diversity, transmission of messages is an integral part of the organizational environment. Therefore, the use of…
By:  in  Communications   Apr 19, 2012  
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Communication Barriers And Strategies
Workforce diversity is considered to be inclusive of everyone, and creates a non-discriminatory work environment. Furthermore, it promotes, and compliments the integration of professional differences, without bias of gender, race, social status, e.g. ethiniticiy. The benefit of diversity integration is the enhancement of relationship building, and increased opportunity for positive…
By:  in  Communications   Apr 19, 2012  
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Postmodern, Critical, And Feminist Communication Perspective
We can analyze any aspect of life and the need for healthy communication will be at the forefront. Communication within an institution is critical to achieving daily functioning success. Often time human conflict is a result of poor communication. Without organizational communication within the institution, the organizational culture is destined…
By:  in  Communications   Apr 19, 2012  
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Workplace Communication
The ability to understand, express, and empathize with the human universe relies heavily on the process of communication within a particular organization. While the role of specific purpose may be different, the characteristics and application of the linguistic skills are uniquely correlated to one another. If we examine any realm…
By:  in  Communications   Apr 18, 2012  
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Management Vs Leadership
Leading and managing may often be presumed as identical, but they have two apparent distinctions which set them apart. The responsibility of providing direction is the function of the leading person. Whereas, the manager is responsible for managing situations and operational functions, with the commitment of bringing about organizational attainment…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Feb 27, 2012  
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Organizational Contingency Model
Vroom and Jago (2007) abstract states, “leadership depends on the situation.” But professed leaders must first define leadership for themselves, with strong consideration to individual values, inspiration, and motivating factors. Virtually every definition affirms without argument, that leadership involves the process of influence. Although there’s no standard definition, leadership is…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Feb 27, 2012  
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