Week 79 of 186 (BMAL 720)

Week 79 of approximately 186 are in the books in my doctorate program.

It is the third week of BMAL 720, Leveraging Data for Decision Making, and I am cruising right along.  It has been a tough week around here, as my wife, Michele had her surgery this week and it will be about six weeks before she is back to her normal, always on the go self. Thankfully, our daughter and business partner, Nicole has been staying with us and really stepped up.

This week we had a discussion post and replies and a faith-based paper on how leaders use data analytics in their decision-making process. I found a few really good, top-tier sources that supported my thoughts.

Next week we have a big 10-12 page writing project, the first of two of them this term in the course. I look forward to seeing what I can come up with.

I have started editing all of the weekly posts for this blog topic on my journey through the Doctorate of Strategic Leadership here at Liberty University. You will soon find it easier to search for posts in the search bar by course (i.e. BMAL 720, etc.). I hope that helps all of my rabid readers!

I want to give a huge shoutout to all of my peers that have been reading my posts as they navigate through this DSL journey.

You are right, there are not a lot of resources out there.

While this blog is by no means a complete source, my hope is that fellow scholars can see my papers and maybe get a takeaway or two.

If you like what you read, please comment and share with your friends. If you have advice or resources you would like to share, please do that as well.

Oh, if you are on Twitter, I highly encourage you to follow the hashtags, #AcademicChatter and #AcademicTwitter both are great threads with advice, motivation, and a very supportive community and if you wouldn’t mind, give me a follow at @robertforto and send me a tweet letting me know you found my blog helpful!

Also, my wife Michele is getting deep into her Master’s program as well and is almost halfway done! Please do me a favor and follow her over on LinkedIn.

Score: */50

To read the paper:

Forto, R., 720 Paper 3