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Learn Minamilism in Upcoming Leadership U program offered through Creighton Business Institute

“The world is moving really fast, and we are losing our sense of selves in the process,” Todd Darnold, Ph.D., associate professor of management and the endowed Charles “Mike” Harper Chair in Business Leadership at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business told attendees at this year’s YP Summit.

Minimalism in the workplace is a concept that meshes the ideas of maximizing effectiveness and minimizing our focus to that which is meaningful.

Dr. Darnold spoke at the 2017 Greater Omaha Young Professionals (YP) Summit on March 9 at the CenturyLink Center. In his session entitled The Minimalist Manager: Working with Purpose, Dr. Darnold imparted that everyone deserves the opportunity to strive for something meaningful, and this extends to the work environment as well.

Those in attendance learned two key Minimalist Manager components.

First, minimalism is more than a tiny house or having less in your closet, it’s a way to approach life and work. Second, through the Minimalist Manager Bill of Rights, organizations can shape the work environment to maximize people’s ability to work with purpose and achieve goals.

Dr. Darnold gave audience members an “assignment”: to answer some questions pertaining to purpose and then plan their lives according to the answers. Participants were also challenged to inform leaders what they need in order to maximize their efforts and make their work meaningful.

Dr. Darnold will elaborate on these same principles, and others, in the upcoming Leadership U certificate program offered through Creighton Business Institute this fall. The nine-month class begins September 15th and meets one Friday a month from 1-5 pm. Completion of Leadership U can count for three credits toward an MBA or Master’s in Organizational Leadership at Creighton as well.

For more information on The Minimalist Manager, visit For further details on Leadership U, visit

To find out about other ways to continue your education at Creighton University, stop by the Graduate Business Reception at Beacon Hills on Thursday, April 20th beginning at 5:30 pm or visit

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