The fastest way to becoming a CEO

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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 | Leadership + Management

The Looks of a CEO

In this age of diversity the past years have seen a striking change in the distribution of power, writes the Economist. Women run some of the largest firms, such as General Motors...

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News | Female Careers

More diversity makes for better results

A report from Credit Suisse offers new evidence that a better gender mix among senior managers is linked with better results. The bank’s research arm has created a database...

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News | Leadership + Management

Leadership is changing

Business remains surprisingly poor at producing effective leaders, observes HR Magazine, quoting research from Hay Group that just 18 per cent of UK leaders are able to create a...

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News | Career + Application

GMAC Survey 2014: Application Trends for Europe

Good news for all MBA students: 61 per cent of employers in Europe plan to hire MBA, Master in Management, and Master of Accounting graduates in 2014. And the salaries paid are not...

News | Leadership + Management

Success: It´s the culture, stupid!

“My two cents of CEO wisdom? It’s the culture, stupid!”, writes Jost Stollmann, former CEO of Germany’s CompuNet and founder of Australia’s Tyro, a payment system company that...

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News | Application

Students send more applications

"You win some, you lose some.” MBA students in the US seem to follow this popular saying. “There is a growing awareness of just how competitive B-school admissions are, and an...

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News | Industries + Companies

Lego CEO´s seriously playful career advice

"Play is as some say ‘the mother of invention’,” Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp writes on the website of IMD, the Swiss-based international business school. Knudstorp who firmly...

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News | Industries + Companies

Which US cities are the hotspots for which industry

Rankings, costs, alumni networks, career services and salary increase are aspects that students need to look at when choosing the business schools they want to apply to. One major...

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News | Female Careers

Even super-progressive Skandinavia has a gender gap

Of 145 big Nordic companies only 3 per cent have females as chief executives, versus 5 per cent of the U.S. Fortune 500. The view, that an abundance of policies in Sweden, Norway,...

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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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How to appear intelligent

Everyone would like to come across as smart, intelligent and educated. The US-American magazine “The Atlantic” has collected studies that reveal techniques to boost one’s IQ in...

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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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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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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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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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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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