The fastest way to becoming a CEO


How to become a CEO? Attend elite MBA programmes, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. That at least is the common perception. But research shows a completely different picture.

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News | Salary + Money

Best MBA salaries after graduation

The 2016/2017 edition of the QS Jobs and Salary Trend Report shows the different salaries MBA graduates can expect in different countries around the world. The analysis...

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News | Female Careers

Columbia Business School: Why female students receive poorer grades

Female MBA students are receiving poorer grades than males in some MBA courses, reports Columbia Business School. New studies showconsistently for several recent student cohorts -...

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News | MBA Market

MBA applicants focus on the big names

Smaller, less known schools have suffered a drop in applications and are currently losing out. Larger, more popular business schools are winning the race in terms of applications...

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News | Industries + Companies

What you need to work for Goldman Sachs

Just being able to yell out “buy!” or “sell!” will not cut it at any investment bank. In fact, the evolution of trading has made skills in science, technology, engineering, and...

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News | Career + Application

The search for the new digital leaders

Almost one in five of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies have now named an executive to lead their digital agenda. This number is up from just 6 per cent from two years...

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News | Leadership + Management

How to succeed as an international manager

The more similar the host country is to the home country of a firm, the more likely it will succeed in doing business there, argues Michael A. Witt, programme director of Insead's...

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News | Leadership + Management

Why fun is a better advisor than fear

What keeps you up at night? In interviews, this question is presented to most senior leaders. Its essentially negative nature is not very helpful, though, argues Sally Helgesen, a...

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News | Career + Application

MBAs’ new ways to find jobs

MBA careers advisers have never had more technology at their fingertips than now. With several companies, usually start-ups by MBA alumni, offering their services to universities’...

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News | Career + Application

MBA Employment Survey: Wall Street is losing its popularity

Less than a fifth of MBA graduates want to work at one of the big investment banks, according to the eighth annual Training The Street MBA Employment Survey. This is a 7 per cent...

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News | MBA Market

Germany is catching up big on the MBA

Europe and particularly Germany might end up as the winners of the political unrest that is harming the reputation of the UK and the U.S. currently. Germany’s business schools have...

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News | MBA Market

Is the traditional MBA dead? A new approach in Australia

The traditional MBA is dead, according to the University of Sydney Business School. It is a bold statement by a school that sells the degree itself, but the university wants to...

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News | Leadership + Management

Use the last day of summer to nail your goals for autumn

The last days of summer are a good time to get ready to hit the ground running in the office once the holiday season finally draws to a close, writes Art Markman, professor of...

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News | Leadership + Management

How to think on your feet

In PwC's latest CEO survey 77 per cent said that they were either somewhat concerned or extremely concerned about a lack of key skills. When asked to assess the most elusive...

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News | MBA Market

What employers want from MBAs

One in three of the 48 employers the Financial Times (FT) surveyed said they struggled to find business school graduates with the right skills. The five most important skills were...

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News | Salary + Money

Salary benchmarking: What people earn in which field

Business Insider UK took data from salary benchmarking site, which analysed the salaries of 52,000 workers across 20 different job areas in Great Britain, pulling out...

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News | Leadership + Management

11 Leadership Guidelines for the Digital Age

The old ways of running a company won’t cut it in a digital world, say Liri Andersson, Insead Guest Lecturer and Ludo Van der Heyden, Insead's Chaired Professor of Corporate...

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News | Leadership + Management

What to read if you need to make better decisions

Wrangling with the necessity of big, scary, strategic decisions in your job? Use your summer break to get the right tools for better decision-making. Victor Demiguel, professor for...

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News | Career + Application

How to not answer classic questions in job interviews

Business Magazine Fast Company asked recruiters the worst answers to common interview questions. Next time you interview for a role, make sure you don’t repeat any of these...

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News | Rankings

Stanford still offers best MBA for entrepreneurship

The Financial Times has judged business schools according to their success in entrepreneurship. For the third year in a row, the specialized FT ranking was topped by renowned US...

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News | MBA Market

MBA most commonly held qualification among directors in India

The MBA degree is one of the most popular degrees in India, a recent study has now also confirmed how successful Indian MBAs are in their later lives with more than a quarter (26...

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News | Leadership + Management

Book review: “The Hollywood MBA”

30 years in Hollywood gave Tom Reilly, author of “The Hollywood MBA”, a colorful variety of leadership experiences in a mostly unpredictable environment that needed quick...

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News | Leadership + Management

Business lessons from the past

Looking back in history can teach modern society many lessons. The past also holds business lessons. A particularly useful lesson can be learned from ancient Venice.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


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