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How to Hire Good Candidates

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

Recruiting and staffing a company is time-consuming and complex. The pressure to fill an opening has as much pressure for the employer as it has for the candidate. In fact, there is more pressure for the employer as a bad hire is very expensive on may levels.

I'm a Year Out of My MBA and I Hate My Job... Now What?

CommonBond | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business

If you're a recent MBA grad and realizing your present role isn't all it was cracked up to be, you're not alone. The good news is that you have quite a few resources to help you change course.

Why Being 'Respectable' Is Overrated

Joe Seldner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Respectability takes many forms. When you grow up a certain way, it's expected that you'll travel a certain path: serve on boards, go to cocktail parties, attend important conferences, maybe even give a TED talk if you really have made it (after all, what could possibly be more important?) I grew up on that path, but deviated from it, first because of circumstances, then by choice.

How Baby Boomers Who Don't Retire Are Affecting Education and the Economy

John T. Delaney | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
John T. Delaney

Many students expect and in fact prefer a hands-on approach to teaching as opposed to lecturing. Today's students are digital natives and thrive on all things technical and web-based.

To Be an Inclusive Business in the 21st Century, Forget Business School Lessons from the Last Century

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In the coming decades, the majority of the world's economic output and market growth will come from the emerging markets. Already, the seven largest emerging markets collectively contribute more to global output than do the G7 countries combined.

Four Best Business Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois has dozens of universities with prestigious undergraduate programs. But what about the state's graduate programs? Which schools are best for which areas of study?

The Hidden Value of Serving Salad

John T. Delaney | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
John T. Delaney

Upon reflection, I believe there are many reasons why business schools have not been as effective in teaching generosity over greed. One is that we rarely are placed in circumstances that cause us to change our thinking about people, problems or the cost of poverty and neglect.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

Science And Serendipity: Seven Lessons For My Younger Self

Anne Chow | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Anne Chow

That experience ultimately united my passion for technology with a passion for people. And for more than two decades, I've enjoyed a career that's embodied both of these passions. I'm happy with how everything turned out, but it sure would have been nice to bring those passions together a lot sooner! If I could talk with my younger self, I'd share these seven lessons I've learned

It's 2015. How Are We Still Having These Conversations?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Valerie Alexander

The person kicking ass in a negotiation might have ovaries, but that doesn't require her to smile sweetly and make sure everyone is okay with the outcome of the deal. She has an agenda, just like everyone else, and if her agenda wins, that does not make her a bitch, it makes her a success.

Nutella Strategy and the Power of Complex Thinking

Markus Giesler | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Business schools used to be puppy mills for Nutella strategists. And because this led to a long list of economic and social problems, these days they work very hard to move outside of conventional marketing silos such as branding and consumer behavior.

Illinois' Business Climate Needs a Re-start, Says Business Leader

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.14.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the election of a businessman-turned-governor in Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, Elliot Richardson, president of the Small Business Advocacy Council of Illinois, hopes business and small business owners will have an important part in shaping the state's policy in the coming year.

B-Schools and Learnings From the Great War

John T. Delaney | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
John T. Delaney

There are four primary dimensions of World War I that can be translated as a note of caution to today's business school landscape.

Do We Really Change As We Get Older?

Joe Seldner | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Reunions can be wonderful time travel exercises. Just had my 30th business school reunion, and other than the shock of seeing wrinkled faces and gray hair -- my own included -- it was a great time.

How to Be Superstar Sports Agent (Part Two)

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

This is a field for the best and brightest, requires superb work ethic and commitment. The emotional and business rewards are well worth making this leap!

How the Social Media Disconnect Will Affect Business Schools

John T. Delaney | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
John T. Delaney

For all the good social media brings, a generally unmentioned corollary is the fact that the more someone posts or tweets, the less time he or she has to read, experience or listen. Time is a limited resource.

Reflection on Mindfulness in Business

Lauren Stoneberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Lauren Stoneberg

I once held some unfair judgments about the practice of meditation. I don't have incense at home, I admit to worldly ambition and have never seriously considered giving up red meat. Harris introduced me to a very different personification of meditation.

What Do We Need Nature For?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

There is an old saying: What you understand, you care for. What you care for, you love. What you love, you protect.

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

A Salute to America's Working People

John T. Delaney | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

Today, the value of unions is increasingly being called into question, including by college professors in the classroom. Unions are seen as out-of-date and unnecessary, and the reason for every problem in the business world.

What Your Business Degree Won't Teach You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The ability to sell proves your attitude, critical thinking and soft-skills. Every other business discipline is just semantics. You have no marketers, accountants, lawyers, managers or HR people on staff if you have no sales. Businesses put a premium on people that can generate revenue.

Most Important Entrepreneurial Skills Not Taught In Business School

Anthony Humpage | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Anthony Humpage

These four keys to successful entrepreneurship will not be learned in a classroom but can mean the difference between succeeding and failing.

Team Harvard: Bringing Neighborhoods Back at Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

MBAs Across America | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
MBAs Across America

The house was full of dust and the floorboards still only half fit together. You could see at the uneven seams how the water had warped them and pulled them apart underfoot.

Ladies, You Must 'Doubt Your Doubts'

Crystal Ung | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Crystal Ung

The next time you're faced with a tough decision think critically, but also consider what your gut is saying. As you get older and acquire more life experience, you begin to realize the importance of the broader picture. How will the decisions you make affect your mind, body and spirit?

Will the Echo Boomer Generation Save Graduate Business Education?

John T. Delaney | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

The best answer to the debt question is that business schools will have made the appropriate adjustments in curricula, experience-based learning opportunities and theory/practice mix in order to give students the skills needed to command higher compensation premiums at work.