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    I must be insane...

    In just a few short months I will earn my earn my 3rd master's degree (or my 2nd one if you exclude the one from LBU). My LBU degree was in leadership, at Corban I earned an MBA in HR , and this 3rd degree is a Master of Education in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois .

    In short, my focus has always been understanding organizations from a "people first" perspective which has been fueled by my professional experiences in which the emphasis was always more on the process. In addition to that, I have worked around some truly godawful managers and so-called leaders. And some of my friends and colleagues have lived Horrible Bosses.

    Alright, so I tell you all of this to set the stage for why I must be insane. I am actively considering the Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. The program is mostly online, but there are monthly weekend sessions (both campus locations are within a reasonable drive of where I live).

    I think I'm insane because A) I see no immediate professional requirement or benefit of earning the degree B) I have effectively zero damns to give about ever being referred to as "doctor". I just see it was a way to really grow intellectually, meet and network with others, and get the "campus" experience that I've never experienced (short of the couple of Illinois sporting events I go to every year).

    So, am I insane? All opinions welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe F. View Post
    In just a few short months I will earn my earn my 3rd master's degree (or my 2nd one if you exclude the one from LBU). My LBU degree was in leadership, at Corban I earned an MBA in HR , and this 3rd degree is a Master of Education in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois .

    In short, my focus has always been understanding organizations from a "people first" perspective which has been fueled by my professional experiences in which the emphasis was always more on the process. In addition to that, I have worked around some truly godawful managers and so-called leaders. And some of my friends and colleagues have lived Horrible Bosses.

    Alright, so I tell you all of this to set the stage for why I must be insane. I am actively considering the Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. The program is mostly online, but there are monthly weekend sessions (both campus locations are within a reasonable drive of where I live).

    I think I'm insane because A) I see no immediate professional requirement or benefit of earning the degree B) I have effectively zero damns to give about ever being referred to as "doctor". I just see it was a way to really grow intellectually, meet and network with others, and get the "campus" experience that I've never experienced (short of the couple of Illinois sporting events I go to every year).

    So, am I insane? All opinions welcome.
    No, you are not insane. If it works for you, and that's your thing, why not? Speaking for myself, I once contemplated doing a DBA. Then a startling revelation came to me. I am just to lazy to do that.

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    My advice is to take your three Masters degrees and try living a normal life for a year or so, just to see if you like it. If you can't handle normal life then you can return to the life of a perpetual student. Then, in 4 or 5 years you can post again that you're considering getting a second doctoral degree. Rinse and repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe F. View Post
    In just a few short months I will earn my earn my 3rd master's degree (or my 2nd one if you exclude the one from LBU). My LBU degree was in leadership, at Corban I earned an MBA in HR , and this 3rd degree is a Master of Education in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois .

    In short, my focus has always been understanding organizations from a "people first" perspective which has been fueled by my professional experiences in which the emphasis was always more on the process. In addition to that, I have worked around some truly godawful managers and so-called leaders. And some of my friends and colleagues have lived Horrible Bosses.

    Alright, so I tell you all of this to set the stage for why I must be insane. I am actively considering the Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. The program is mostly online, but there are monthly weekend sessions (both campus locations are within a reasonable drive of where I live).

    I think I'm insane because A) I see no immediate professional requirement or benefit of earning the degree B) I have effectively zero damns to give about ever being referred to as "doctor". I just see it was a way to really grow intellectually, meet and network with others, and get the "campus" experience that I've never experienced (short of the couple of Illinois sporting events I go to every year).

    So, am I insane? All opinions welcome.
    I think if your "people first professional experiences" will pay through employer reimbursement, go for it. If you're unemployed, I think it's a mistake.
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    I appreciate y'all for chiming in on this. A part of me is looking for a unique experience, but the other part of me isn't looking forward to more schoolwork. In the end, I'm guessing it'll be like so many other things - I'll think about it for about 5 more years and then... not do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe F. View Post
    I'll think about it for about 5 more years and then... not do it.
    Hey wait a minute. That my gig!
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