Posts Tagged ‘leadership development’

MBA Admissions: Why is Community Service So Important?

By - Aug 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re applying to b-school NEXT year, then you probably haven’t started thinking about MBA applications yet. But now is actually an excellent time to get started – not just on test prep and boosting GPAs, but on taking time to examine your community service....

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Can You Get Into a Top Grad School if You Didn’t Attend a Top University?

By - Jul 23, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Abhishek from India recently asked on our blog what Indian applicants who graduated from undergraduate programs not among the elite Indian IIT’s can do to gain acceptance to the top global MBA programs. While Abhishek was particularly focused on Indian MBA aspirants, this question applies...

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Understanding Stanford GSB’s Take on Demonstrated Leadership Potential

By - Jun 12, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

What are the qualities that Stanford GSB is looking for as they build their class? How do successful applicants stand out from the crowd? At a school as competitive as Stanford, it’s a fact that many smart, accomplished applicants won’t get in—so how can you...

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The Habit of Leadership

By - Jul 18, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Thank you, Harvard Business School. IMHO, that’s what applicants should think when they visit the program’s website and find “habit of leadership” on its “Who are we looking for?” admissions page. It’s common knowledge that HBS values leadership, but with this phrase, the adcom succinctly expresses...

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Resilience: Moving On

By - May 5, 13:21 PM   Comments [0]

Warning: This post will be a little more personal than most of my posts, but there is a lesson here for applicants. Please let me know by posting a comment, if occasional posts like this one, are OK with you. It’s been an interesting few weeks. Starting...

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Writing a Powerful Leadership/Achievement Essay

By - Nov 21, 03:05 AM   Comments [0]

  In honor of the first birthday of MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen, we are posting a series of excerpts from the book throughout November. This post is excerpted from Chapter 6:...

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At UM Ross, Leadership Lessons Scale New Heights

By - Aug 27, 14:33 PM   Comments [0]

From time to time, I like to take a look at what innovative courses or teaching methods business schools are rolling out to stay on the cutting edge of management education. This new executive education course offered at the UM Ross School of Business immediately...

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