Industry Insights

CSU graduates and faculty are innovators in their career fields. The articles in this section include insights, trends and best practices in the various industries that we know and teach.

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    The Benefits and Importance of Diversity in the Fire Service

    The firefighter workforce is 96% male and 80% white. Many communities have started improving their efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce. For these programs to succeed, it’s important to recognize two concepts: (1) why there is a lack of diversity in the field, and (2) the benefits of diversity in the fire service.

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    What Makes a Good Manager?

    It’s been said that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. Judging by how frequently people change jobs over the course of their careers – approximately once every 4.2 years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – it appears that a good manager is a rare gift. In this article, we explore seven qualities of a good manager and leader.

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