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Kathleen Cashman

Kathleen Cashman-Walter, Professor of Communication and Leadership, Executive Coach, and Professional Certified Coach to the Professional Science Master’s Program (PSM), has developed the leadership brand within the Rutgers Master of Business and Science (MBS) curriculum for the past nine years. Now in its tenth academic year, Cashman—“Professor Kathleen” to her students—teaches MBS’s core “Communications & Leadership” course. She also facilitates the MBS Internship Program and serves as the liaison for the MBS Industrial Advisory Board. She enjoys playing a strong role in helping the talented MBS students add more value, bring more insights that are heard, and build better relationships in both their personal and professional lives.

Launching into 2022 - Twenty-Two Tips to Improve Performance & Mindset

Starting a new chapter—a new semester, a new year (!)—is always exciting! But it can also bring an added dimension of stress, especially when so many things beyond our control seem to be in constant flux.

We all know that getting enough food, rest, and time to recharge are necessary—are essential—to tackle the demands of any given day.

Launching into 2022 - Twenty-Two Tips to Improve Performance & Mindset

Starting a new chapter—a new semester, a new year (!)—is always exciting! But it can also bring an added dimension of stress, especially when so many things beyond our control seem to be in constant flux.

We all know that getting enough food, rest, and time to recharge are necessary—are essential—to tackle the demands of any given day.

A Home Office for the Long Haul

Whether you’re used to working remotely or you’ve never worked from home (WFH) in your life, most of us are now “home” indefinitely, and are faced with a sudden, twofold challenge: (1.) working productively from home, and (2.) separating “work life” from “home life” during a time when people, by and large, are not leaving their houses.

Making “Working from Home” Work

In this COVID-19 era, where many of us are remote workers indefinitely, our workspace and home space are now blended. This can be further complicated by working around co-occupants of that space: parents, children, your partner, or roommate (or roommates). Maybe you have a pet in the mix too. So how can you work most productively? How can you separate your “work life” and “home life” at a time when most people are not leaving their houses?
 

Putting it Together: Excelling as Part of a Virtual Team

What a difference a week makes!  Two weeks ago, many of us felt displaced, wondering how working from home (WFH) was actually going to work.

With Zoom and WebEx now regular parts of our workdays, a prospect that seemed challenging just days ago has achieved some normalcy, and we are settling into routines.

Whether WFH was old hat or a foreign concept, it is now an indefinite reality for many of us. WFH success and productivity are based on two essential elements : 

MBS Students: Where You Fit In & How to Succeed In 2021

 

“American businesses need workers who are not only knowledgeable in their technical fields but also have the skills that can adapt that knowledge to compete profitably in the marketplace. Graduates with an MBS degree will know how to lead innovations from idea to commercialization, understand market and customer needs, know how to assess financial decisions and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills.” –Deborah Silver, Ph.D., 2010

 

Building Your Network While Building Your Value: February 18, 2021—A “Not-to-Miss” Event!

90 minutes to Navigate, Collaborate, and Network

Where else can you go to meet and mingle with STEM-industry leaders, engage in discussions that have real meaning, and come away with new insights about real-time industry challenges?  Where else can you hear experts share how they navigate these challenges? And where else can you walk away with strategies, action items, and insights that you can immediately employ and apply to your own work?

MBS Students: Where You Fit In & How to Succeed in 2021 and Beyond

“American businesses need workers who are not only knowledgeable in their technical fields but also have the skills that can adapt that knowledge to compete profitably in the marketplace. Graduates with an MBS degree will know how to lead innovations from idea to commercialization, understand market and customer needs, know how to assess financial decisions and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills.” Deborah Silver, Ph.D., 2010
 

Launching into Fall - 20 Tips to Improve Performance

Starting a new semester—a new chapter—is always exciting! But it can also bring an added dimension of stress.

We all know that getting enough food, rest, and time to recharge are necessary to tackle the demands of the day and operate at peak performance.

As we enter into Week 3 of the Fall 2020 semester, I challenge you to take note of how often you truly pause for self-care each day. What is one small action you can take today? Below are 20 different ideas. I received these tips from a wonderful client and colleague, and pass them along to you.