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January | February 2006
Joining the New Team
Office Depot’s Steve Odland personifies the company’s slogan, “taking care of business,” as he works to transform the company from the outside in.
The Faculty Scorecard
Every business school needs talented professors whose skills suit the school’s mission. A Faculty Scorecard helps administrators evaluate the faculty’s strengths and weaknesses—and determine where they could improve.
Three prevailing winds in business education maybe converging to create a perfect storm—one that threatens the financial security of many U.S. business schools.
The Wiki Factor
Do your business students know how to “wiki”? Wiki software, an emerging trend in online technology, has enabled a new brand of collective, large-scale collaboration—and it may change how businesses keep up with the pace of innovation.
Individuals can exhibit three types of intelligence: analytical, creative, and practical. Conventional college entrance exams identify students with analytical intelligence, but supplemental tests measure all three types—and help predict who will succeed in school and at work.
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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.