Sharing is a Good Thing – Tell People about CityU

Sharing is a Good Thing – Tell People about CityU

by Dr. Arron Grow

Whenever I come across something I really like, I tend to want to tell people about it.

Certainly this was the case when I started working with faculty and students at City University of Seattle. I like the doctoral studies in leadership program at our university. I REALLY like this program. So what was the first thing I did after I started working here? I updated every social media channel I use. As soon as I started working here, my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn accounts and other sites I connect with were updated with information telling the world where I work and what I do for CityU. It’s great to have these channels to quickly share information with family, friends, and professional associations.

Because I find value in what I’m involved in, as I go about my business, the business of my life, it’s easy for me to find ways to share this work with others. I mention it in my email to others, my conversations on the train, and sometimes the clothes I wear too!

But enough about me, let’s talk about you.

Without a doubt, one of the greatest strengths of CityU’s master’s and doctoral programs in the School of Applied Leadership is the students in our programs. I can’t say enough about the energy, intelligence, and maturity our students bring to our SAL classes. The only thing I can think to say is I want more! Okay, two things; I want more and, I believe you can help.

When you learn a new strategy or information in class that you apply successfully at work, tell others where you learned about it. When you come across a new journal article that causes you to think of old issues in new ways, tell others where the inspiration came from. Think of the best, and brightest people you associate with. If you’d like those around you to share in the same benefits you experience by being a CityU School of Applied leadership student, invite them to be part of what you do here with CityU. Be particular. Consider those who you know would challenge others; motivate others to be even better than they already are. Leaders influencing leaders – this is the environment we wish to foster.

At CityU, we know we provide a challenging learning environment for our students. We are looking for those who will elevate our classroom experiences even higher. When you identify those who “have the right stuff”, here’s what we’d like you to do.

  1. Talk to them about their career goals and aspirations. If an advanced degree from CityU’s School of Applied Leadership could help them achieve their goals, invite them to apply to CityU
  2. Ask for their email address. Tell them you will have a representative from the school contact them to get them started on the same path to progress that you are on.
  3. Send an email to Mr. Bob Martin ( to tell him about the person you know who you feel is a good match for a SAL degree program. Or, have your good candidate send their own email.

The key point here is don’t pass up opportunities to get another great person like yourself into this program. I firmly believe that the more engaging, energetic, highly motivated people we can bring into our courses, then all the more engaging, energetic, and motivating our courses will be. I get so excited thinking about all the School has achieved so far, and I’m even more optimistic about our future. With your help, our visions for the future can be realized even faster than anyone could have ever imagined.

Are you excited to be a part of your scholastic program at CityU?  Then tell others about it.  Invite them to be a part of our world.

AGrowDr. Arron Grow is an associate faculty member and associate program director for the organizational leadership doctoral specialization.







Published December 16, 2014



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