Desperately wanted: A new class of digital leaders

Picture: Elnur / fotolia

A growing number of companies have embraced the need for strong digital leaders. A study of chief digital officers (CDOs) by Strategy& (PwC’s strategy consulting group), which analysed the presence of such leaders among the world’s 2,500 largest public companies, revealed that 19 per cent of these companies have now designated an executive to lead their digital agenda. This number is up from just 6 per cent of companies in 2015. “Sixty per cent of the digital leaders we identified in our most recent study have been appointed since 2015,” claim the consultants. This reflects the move at many companies toward a state of advanced digital competence. 

Read more


Picture: Imperial College Business School
News | Business Schools

Why design thinking is an important MBA skill

Design thinking is an important mindset that lends itself to solving complex human problems, writes Dr Ileana Stigliani, an assistant professor of design and innovation at Imperial...

Picture: Expartus
News | Adivce

Ex-Harvard admissions officer’s recommendation for finding the best b-school

Looking at MBA rankings is certainly helpful, gives good and valuable information about a school’s achievement and strength and a general guideline about quality. But according to...

Picture: Pixabay
News | Career + Application

Nearly 9 in 10 companies plan to hire MBA graduates in 2017

Corporate hiring plans for 2017 point to robust employment opportunities for graduates of MBA and business master’s programmes, according to a new employer survey report from the...

Picture: Pixabay
News | Work + Life

The world’s most innovative countries 2017

Switzerland is again the most innovative country in the world according to an index created by Insead, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and Cornell University....

Picture: IESE
News | Executive Education

European schools at the top of FT’s Executive Education Rankings 2017

In our last newsletter we looked at a current ranking of Masters in Management (MiM). This time we explore how executive education compares across the world. A recent ranking by...

Picture: LinkedIn
News | Leadership + Management

Attaining wisdom is a challenge for leaders

In today’s hyperactive digital age, attaining wisdom is a challenge, writes Manfred Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational...

Picture: / fotolia
News | Salary + Money

Executive Snapshot: Huge gaps in pay in the C-suite

New data reveals big differences between similar C-suite jobs. Pulling reward information from a pool of 20 million employees, a database from Korn Ferry called Executive Snapshot...

Picture: Marek / fotolia
News | Work + Life

No excuses: How to get things done now

Research shows that humans are programmed to put things off. We can’t avoid procrastination. If you sit on a million things that need to be done and instead you spend your time...

Picture: Sergey Nivens / fotolia
News | Career + Application

Work habits you need to break if you want to climb the ladder

Even though you think you're a good worker, your boss might think differently. „You might have bad habits in the workplace that your boss notices more than what you're doing right....

Picture: Jakub Jirsák / fotolia
News | Leadership + Management

How to deal with a micro-managing boss

Is your boss a micro-manager? Is he or she someone who constantly changes your work, checks in on projects, moves things around, or is always scrutinizing your work, but it’s also...

News | Admissions

How to handle an MBA fair

Attending an MBA fair before deciding on a business school is a worthwhile effort, recommends an admission consultant. But applicants need to arm themselves with some knowledge...

Picture: Stanford
News | MBA Market

Why Standford’s MBAs earn twice as much as others

It’s harder to get into Stanford than Harvard or Wharton-Penn: The school’s admissions rate is just 5.1 per cent, compared with 9.6 per cent for Harvard and 12.7 per cent for...

Picture: Robert Kneschke / fotolia
News | Adivce

Reapplying for business school

Rejection is part of life. Many MBA applicants to top-tier schools get rejected the first time they apply. Admission consultant Stacy Blackman shared valuable tips for students who...

Picture: HEC School of Management
News | Specialized Master

The Economist ranks Masters in Management (MiM)

The Economist has ranked Masters in Management offers. Contrary to the high-profile MBA rankings some lesser known business schools are finding fame in this ranking with French and...

Picture: zinkevych / fotolia
News | Business Schools

New one-year MBA programme in fashion and tech at NYU Stern

New York University Stern School of Business is launching a new category of specialised MBA, optimised for MBA seekers who are firmly committed to business careers either in...

Picture: adiruch na chiangmai / fotolia
News | MBA Market

New survey: Business Master’s doesn’t substitute for an MBA

Three in four prospective graduate business school candidates who hold a prior master’s degree are considering enrolling in MBA programmes, according to new research from the...

Picture: Essec Business School
News | Business Schools

Useful: New Mooc explains cultural differences for negotiations

Essec Business School has launched a new Mooc which offers a better understanding how cultural differences are likely to influence business as well as political negotiations. The...

Picture: Minerva Studio / fotolia
News | Leadership + Management

Which type of leader do you want to be?

Working with world-class chefs, Miguel Noguerol, a global executive in the technology industry, coach and consultant in Change Leadership, developed a range of leadership...

Picture: peshkova / fotolia
News | Business Schools

Twine wins Wharton’s 2017 Startup Challenge

Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship announced the winner of its inaugural Startup Challenge: Twine, founded by Wharton MBA students Joseph Quan and Nikhil Srivastava (both WG’17). The...

Picture: Julien Eichinger / fotolia
News | Career + Application

Job search: The dangers of LinkedIn

A recent Forbes article warned job seekers to promote the fact they are looking for a new job on their LinkedIn profile. It advises against adding phrases like "open to new...

Picture: Stanford
News | Rankings

Stanford is top for a career in finance

Stanford GSB is the leading school for MBA students striving for a career in finance, according to a new ranking by the Financial Times (FT). The US-American school took the top...

Picture: photon_photo / fotolia
News | Industries + Companies

MBA careers: Less banking and consulting, more fintech

More and more fintech companies are employing MBA graduates, luring employees away from the banking and consulting sector, the Financial Times (FT) reports. According to the...

Picture: Harvard Business School
News | Business Schools

Harvard Business School’s new executive education programme

Harvard Business School (HBS) will examine HR-executive suite collaboration in a new executive education programme. The leadership development programme will analyse the role of...

Picture: Elnur / fotolia
News | MBA Market

Tips for financing an MBA

An MBA is a big financial investment in anyone’s career and life. On average, MBA graduates from some of the top schools double their pre-MBA salary within three years of...

Picture: Kellogg
News | MBA Market

One-year MBA could become popular in US as well

More applicants are interested in shorter MBA programmes according to data from GMAC, the organisation administering one of the entrance exams for business school education. The...

Picture: tanyushik / fotolia
News | MBA Market

Indian MBAs deserting the US for Canada

Donald Trump’s presidency and his impact on immigration is deterring Indian MBAs from studying and working in the US according to an article in the Financial Times (FT). Instead...

Picture: Eisenhans / fotolia
News | Salary + Money

Would you switch jobs for a pay rise?

Are we all mercenaries? Across all industries, more than eight out of ten workers would leave if offered a 20 per cent pay rise, with as many as 94 per cent of those working in...

Picture: deagreez / fotoliaa
News | Career + Application

Indicators of success

A study by Johnson and Johnson showed that the highest performers in the workforce were also those who displayed a higher emotional intelligence. More successful managers and...

Picture: adam121 / fotolia
News | Female Careers

The right way for women to network

Closing the global gender gap could release 300 billion dollars in annual global spending by 2025. This is the outcome of a report, which the investment company BNY Mellon recently...

Picture: / fotolia
News | Career + Application

Intelligent questions you could ask at the end of a job interview

The questions you ask your interviewer can make or break your chances, reports the Australian Financial Review. Every job interview is a two-way street and job candidates should be...


Seite 1 von 5.