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Having top-notch organizational leadership skills can set you apart in today’s business world. Capable leaders are in high demand, and having relevant skills can advance your career and increase your salary. To improve your organizational leadership skills in 2017, follow these five strategies for success.

An organizational leadership master’s degree (MSOL) provides students with the in-demand skills they need to become successful leaders. Possessing an MSOL offers significant advantages, including higher salary ranges and the opportunity either to move ahead in your current career or to set out in a fresh direction.

In the interview below, Manhattan College’s Director of Online Admissions answers frequently asked questions about the program and career potential for graduates.

When taking the next big step in a business career, a master’s degree offers significant advantages, from higher salary ranges to more promotion opportunities. What you choose to study can set you on a solid path toward a range of professional options.

An organizational leadership master’s degree (MSOL) gives you a wealth of opportunities when it comes to setting a fresh career direction and learning in-demand skills that will make you a better leader. Another major perk of earning a master’s degree is the opportunity for advanced organizational leadership salaries.

An organizational leadership career can be highly fulfilling for a number of reasons. Not only do professionals in the field get to broaden their skills in communication, collaboration and team building, but they also enjoy a wide range of opportunities when it comes to career options.

Many working professionals want to advance their education — and see benefits like increased salary and leadership responsibilities as a result — but might feel that taking time for education means a step away from their careers.

But with an online master’s degree, you can move toward the career you want without taking a break from the one you have. A flexible online graduate program gives you the opportunity to work on your education part-time, even with a full-time job.

In the workplace, leadership style can be as personal as individual leaders, but styles do tend to fall into three main categories: authoritative, laissez-faire and democratic.

Leadership style can be a nuanced blend of strategies and attributes, but styles tend to be categorized in one of three main ways: authoritative, democratic and laissez-faire.

Today's companies have distinctive organizational cultures that are steeped in collaboration and communication. Now, more than ever before, they need leaders who can guide current organizational strategy while preparing for future challenges and opportunities.

Workforces have to be managed in a way that encourages cooperation and productivity, but managers don't always have the skills necessary to empower and inspire.

When it comes to leadership style in the workplace, there are many approaches that people take, but styles tend to fall into three key categories: democratic, laissez-faire and authoritative.

Making sure the workplace is one where employees are eager to do their jobs is a responsibility that falls largely on an organization's leaders. From facilitating camaraderie in the organization to making sure the environment is conducive to allowing employees to be productive, leaders play a pivotal role.

A myth exists that great leaders are born and not made. However, although certain figures (army generals or presidential candidates) appear to possess some innate ability, leadership in the workplace is a skill that can be learned.

To succeed as a leader, you must be able to navigate through times of organizational change — and do it well.

What's one way to accomplish this? Developing a strong organizational communication plan and interacting effectively with your employees. While this may sound daunting, there is a tool that will help you: audience analysis.

Using audience analysis can help you craft your message specifically for your intended audience in terms of language, graphics and even medium (e.g. print vs. video).1

Strong workplace communication is vital to the success of an organization. Effective communication skills can eliminate bottlenecks and misunderstandings, streamline interactions between employees and customers and increase employee engagement. These skills can be learned on-the-job or through an advanced degree such as a Master's in Organizational Leadership program.

Here, we discuss an effective way to hone a team's communication skills through purposeful team building.

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