New onsite graduate programs are bringing DePaul through the door at some of the area’s most prominent employers. This summer, two corporate onsite cohorts began with the delivery of a Master of Business Administration degree program at Medline, a major manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, and a Master of Public Health degree program at Lurie Children’s Hospital—resulting in 70 new graduate students and $3.2 million in revenue over the duration of the program. These partnerships were spearheaded by EMM’s Corporate and Employer Outreach (CEO) initiative.
Could you explain the connotation of ‘spearhead” here? How is it different from “lead”?
spearhead /ˈspiɚˌhɛd/ verb
: to be the leader of (something, such as a political movement)
Here is research I have done. I am not sure if it is correct.
Meaning: To spearhead means to be the leader of something. But more important is the word's connotation. This word just oozes leadership, taking charge, and being a self-starter.