Take your spouse along


If participants of MBA or EMBA programmes and their spouses do not transform at the same speed, there is drama written on the wall, says Rafael Altavini, Head of Talent Management and Organisational Development for the Schindler Group. He holds an MBA from IMD.

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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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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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Salary benchmarking: What people earn in which field

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


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