The characteristics that make a great team


There are diverging views on what makes a good team. The only common ground is: the larger the group, the more difficult it becomes to work together cooperatively according to Gary Burnison, CEO of management consulting firm Korn Ferry.

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News | Financing

The effect of college loans

In Australia, tens of thousands of university students held protests as outrage spread at sharply increasing costs of higher education. In Switzerland, the European Students’ Union...

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News | Application

How to catapult yourself from the MBA waitlist into the real deal

The ideal world would be for every applicant to receive at least two acceptance letters for his or her preferred business school. But reality is often harsh and being offered a...

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News | Application

Business School need to teach financial wisdom

Nuno Fernandes, finance professor at Swiss business school IMD reviewed the financial knowledge of 1,000 students before they started a programme at the business school. He comes...

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News | Executive Education

Do business schools teach negotiation techniques that do not work?

Business students are taught tactics, such as how to “get to yes” and close the deal, that almost never work, says a recent article in Business Week. For example the popular tactic...

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News | Career + Application

The global workforce crisis

Significant imbalances in the demand for labour and its supply threaten 25 of the world’s major economies. Over the past few years, The Boston Consulting Group has examined...

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News | Work + Life

Who’s the world’s most innovative?

A small European country in which people speak three different languages and are surrounded by towering mountains takes out the winning crown of this year’s most innovative...

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News | Work + Life

Melbourne: Living at its best

London itself wasn’t able to win any of the top spots in this year’s ranking of the most liveable cities in the world. Instead the Empire’s former colonies of Australia, Canada and...

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News | Leadership + Management

What makes a great CEO

What makes a great CEO? Too often CEOs are feared by employees, too often they are not approachable and sometimes they are plainly detached from the company they are leading. There...

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News | Industries + Companies

Career choices: Non-traditional job offers on the rise

Traditionally high percentages of MBA graduates were seeking jobs in consulting, accounting or finance after completing their programme. A global student exit survey by the...

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News | Career + Application

Too much talent can hurt

New research released by business school Insead argues that ‘too-much-talent’ can be counter-productive. Insead Professor Roderick Swaab found that the addition of more superstar...

News | Industries + Companies

The end of the traditional job ad?

One innovative US-company has started a ‘job ad revolution’. They no longer support the standardised ad that goes into newspapers or the often callous rejection letters that...

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News | Career + Application

The 6 most powerful words in networking

Only a few words can create an instant connection between people and can be powerful tools in networking writes Danny Rubin in an article for Business Insider.

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News | Career + Application

What to learn from young professionals

The world is not a Hollywood movie where a young upstart enters a board meeting, slouches into a chair, and tells everyone exactly what they’re doing wrong and how he’s going to...

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News | MBA Market

When is the right time for an MBA?

An MBA is a great tool to advance one’s career, take the step into executive level, change industries and/or teach business knowledge to specialists from healthcare to engineering....

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News | Application

MBA admission recommendation letters

MBA consultants Fortuna Admissions (a team made of former directors and associate directors from top schools in the U.S. and Europe) has recently published a blog about MBA...

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News | Entrepreneurship

Switzerland tops Insead’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Switzerland, Singapore and Denmark are the winners of the first edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) developed by business school Insead, based on research...

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News | Female Careers

Women directors better at mergers and acquisitions

The more women sit on a corporate board the less a company pays for its acquisitions, claims a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of...

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News | Rankings

HEC Paris and IE Business School top FT’s European ranking

HEC Paris (France) and IE Business School (Spain) are the joint winners of the 2013 Financial Times European Business School ranking. The newspaper ranked the best 75 business...

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News | Industries + Companies

The American companies with the best perks

Google provides free all-day gourmet meals to staffers, Costco offers full insurance benefits to part-time hourly workers, and Facebook offers employees free bicycles to get around...

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News | Career + Application

Marla Beck’s advice for newcomers

One of America’s most successful female CEOs, Marla Beck, shared some of her advice in a recent article in Huffington Post. The founder of Bluemercury, a luxury cosmetics retailer,...

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News | Executive Education

Executive Education is booming around the world

he Financial Times has published the annual ranking of the world’s best executive MBA programmes. Top of their list for open classes came the Swiss business school IMD, followed by...

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News | Leadership + Management

Why it is important to build diverse leadership teams

London Business School professor Lynda Gratton often shares valuable advice in her newsletter ‘Hot Spots Movement’. In her recent newsletter she recounted three companies (BP,...

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News | Career + Application

MBA Trends 2013/2014

What are the trends in MBA hiring and compensation, which are the fastest-growing sectors and which countries are hot in 2013/2014? One very good tool to find answers to these...

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News | Leadership + Management

Harvard tops 2013 Thinkers50 Awards

Every two years the consulting team Crainer Dearlove elects the 50 most influential business thinkers in the world. This year Harvard professor Clayton Christensen made the top...

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News | Leadership + Management

How important is data handling for executives?

Being able to handle data has grown in importance as a skill set in the past years. Leveraging complex data is nowadays sought after in areas such as economics and business, but...

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News | Leadership + Management

Leadership: stop, restart and change

“65 per cent of people are unhappy at work, only 14 per cent understand their company’s strategy and 75 per cent are seeking jobs as we speak. Now, what do you think that does for...

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News | Executive Education

Kellogg delivers the best EMBA programmes

he clear winners in the Financial Times latest ranking of Executive MBA programmes are those that are taught by more than one school in more than one location. And preferably on...

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News | MBA Market

Women in business school

In past weeks the topic women in business school received a lot of media attention. It started with an article in the New York Times that described how Harvard Business School has...


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