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Mentoring as a Tool for Leading and Managing the Work of Innovation

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 01.05.2016 | Education
Audrey J. Murrell

It's National Mentoring month and thus is a good time to explore mentoring as a career development tool. Mentoring can help organizations fill their leadership gaps by developing the next generation of individuals who will lead and manage the work of innovation.

Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures Explains if an MBA is Worth It

Quora | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business

Whether business school is a good idea or a folly depends primarily on your objectives in life, and secondarily on your pre-existing experiences. I have hired many MBA's, nevertheless.

Fear the Fear

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Digital Art: I.Rimanoczy A few months ago, Katrin Muff, dean of the Business School Lausanne, Switzerland, guided a room filled with hundreds of dea...

Global Experience as a Necessary Learning Context

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Audrey J. Murrell

It is important that we focus our attention on the need for meaningful and integrated experiences that are an extension of the learning environment. This is what adequately prepares students for what lies ahead, both locally and globally.

What Harvard Business School Doesn't Teach You About Fundraising

Abhi Shah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Abhi Shah

My experience demonstrates that funding is about the people who invest in your business. If they've had successful careers, their achievement can fuel yours. At Clutch, I went after names that some people wouldn't even dream of chasing.

A Campus for Entrepreneurs in Europe

Benjamin Rohé | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Benjamin Rohé

I interviewed Professor Rocholl to find out more about the role that ESMT, through the creation of GTEC, hopes to play in promoting tech entrepreneurship in Europe and beyond.

Searching for the 'Secret Sauce'

John Friedman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
John Friedman

What I have been searching for, and have not yet been able to discern is the ingredient that makes some corporate leaders turn their backs on the conventional wisdom (I would argue it is herd mentality not wisdom) and reject the on maximizing short term 'shareholder return.'

Business School Professors for Paid Family Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Right now, millions of workers are forced to choose between job and family when they need family or medical leave. Evidence shows that isn't good for families or for our economy.

The Business of Faith - An Interview with Al Erisman

Romal Tune | Posted 09.05.2015 | Religion
Romal Tune

For much of my career I've worked in the faith community but lately I've been asked by a few companies to conduct workshops on professional and person...

Gaining the Competitive Advantage without the Price Tag with an Online MBA

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

Higher education tends to cost an arm and a leg in the United States, but it's still one of the best ways to get to where you want to go when you're...

Getting Into Harvard Business School? What Are Your Odds? The HBS Whisperer Knows

Sandy Kreisberg | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Sandy Kreisberg

For the past 20 years, I've been telling applicants from banking, tech, consulting and even non-profits what their chances are. I have a regular feature, "Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds," on the leading business school blog Poets & Quants, and would like to share some of my predictions below. Do you recognize your type?

Four Critical Issues Affecting the Future Success of Business Schools

John T. Delaney | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
John T. Delaney

As I reflect on my nine years as dean and look ahead to the future, I foresee four significant issues affecting business schools and higher education that will warrant attention and drive change in the next decade.

What Happens When You're Highly Educated But Experience Discontent

Karen Henson Jones | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Karen Henson Jones

I began to wonder if people are inherently unhappy in corporations, or if they have individual passions that need to be addressed.

7 Intangible Lessons From My First Year At Harvard Business School

Sparsh Agarwal | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Sparsh Agarwal

Regardless of what the future looks like, to be relevant, schools have to provide learning beyond the academic curriculum. It's the soft skills/intangibles that have shaped my experience at Harvard Business School so far.

The Best Way to Pay Less for Your MBA

CommonBond | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education

The best way to pay less for business school is simply "getting the right loans." Let's be honest.

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Obviously, entrepreneurship is becoming a viable path for business school graduates, especially in the west coast where Silicon Valley enjoys steady growth. So it should come as no surprise that schools are shifting their curriculum to focus on entrepreneurial skills.

Amtrak, Baltimore, Kathmandu and Business Education

John T. Delaney | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
John T. Delaney

Business schools teach students the skills needed to analyze economic and other issues dispassionately. A key ingredient in our ability to perform objective analysis involves the minimization of emotion in the calculation. The idea is to remove our biases so we can look at a decision deliberately and objectively.

Why Business School Rankings Have the Wrong Metrics of Success

Daniela Papi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

If business schools are designed to shape the future by educating our future global business leaders, then the measurement of success should be on how well those business leaders are doing at shaping the world. But that is not what we are measuring.

"A Business School Inside a Business School"

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

A while ago, I participated in a panel on the future of the MBA. Here is a summary of my arguments about flexibility, specialized programs, and the power of technologically networked research faculty.

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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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?