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July | August 2004
The Executive's Degree
Hollow Men at the Helm
Until business schools teach future managers how deep the connections are between business, society, nature, and the world, corporations will continue to be run by hollow leaders with no sense of ethics or responsibility.
The investment company Edward Jones has built on the concept of close, individual relationships between customers and consultants. Former managing partner John Bachmann believes that investing in customers and employees is a strategy that always yields high returns.
You’re Hired!/You’re Fired!
Real estate mogul-turned-television tycoon Donald Trump has scored big with his hit show “The Apprentice.” But as a model for management educators to teach in their classrooms, the show has drawn decidedly mixed reaction. These two management educators each have two words for Trump: ‘You‘re Hired!‘
Brave New World, Bold New B-School
Top strategic scholars have a message to business schools: To stay relevant to business, management education must stop chasing the future—and start inventing it.
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Soft Skills Matter: In Business School and Beyond
Measuring soft skills in a standardized way provides business schools with vital information to drive success for businesses and future business leaders.
Bringing Social Impact and Sustainability Goals Into the Curriculum
As young people challenge accepted business practices and take leadership into their own hands, business schools are beginning to adapt to shifting student expectations.
Digital Transformation: Mind the Gap
How can business schools prepare future leaders for digital transformation? By teaching them to develop a mindset that encourages critical thinking about change and technology.