Posts Tagged ‘leadership essay and MBA admissions’

INSEAD MBA Criterion #4: Leadership Potential

By - Feb 12, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

This is the last post in a 4-part series that examines INSEAD MBA’s admission criteria.  What is leadership potential? INSEAD is not unique among MBA programs in desiring leadership potential in applicants. All do. It is unique in how it characterizes leadership and leadership potential. The adcom has a two-pronged view...

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Writing a Powerful Leadership/Achievement Essay

By - Sep 13, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“Writing a Powerful Leadership/Achievement Essay" is excerpted from MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen. Essays that ask you to write about significant achievements fall under the category of what are known as behavioral or...

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Identifying the Ingredients of a Winning Application Essay

By - Dec 3, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our How to Write Exemplary Application Essays blog series, you’ll learn how to create outstanding essays by analyzing sample successful application essays. Let’s jump right in and get started by looking at two sample essays to see what makes them so effective. The first essay, The Public...

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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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How to Demonstrate Leadership When You Don’t Have Leadership Experience [Short Video]

By - May 17, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Most admissions committees are looking for applicants who can demonstrate leadership. If you don't have any formal leadership positions to discuss in your application essays, that doesn't mean that all is lost. Watch this short video for Linda Abraham's definition of "informal leadership" and how to...

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What Harvard Business School is Looking For: The Habit Of Leadership

By - Jun 14, 10:54 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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Are You A Leader?

By - Oct 13, 00:17 AM   Comments [0]

Of course you are – but do you know how to present those impressive leadership skills and experiences in your application essay? For many applicants, writing the “leadership essay” is one of the most challenging aspects of the application process, mainly because the concept of leadership...

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Why Applicants Should Consider A School’s Soft Skills Training

By - Aug 20, 10:41 AM   Comments [0]

You need a lot more than an advanced degree to climb the old career ladder. Corporate recruiters are looking for newly minted MBAs to show leadership potential, ability to work in diverse teams, and communication skills. These tools in the MBA toolbox fall under the...

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Harvard Business School: The Habit Of Leadership

By - Jun 15, 03:43 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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Two Ways to Reveal Leadership in Your Applications

By - Feb 25, 09:12 AM   Comments [0]

Leadership is one of the of the most valued attributes in admissions. In this short video, Linda Abraham discusses two main ways you can show the adcom that you are a leader. For more tips on revealing leadership in your applications, check out: •  Leadership in Admissions,...

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