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May | June 2006
The Global Footprint
Dean and CEO
If business schools operate like businesses, should deans consider themselves chief executive officers?
The Four Stages of Management Education
Managers require different kinds of education as they progress through their careers. As business schools seek to match their offerings with executive needs, they may find they can’t be all things to all people.
The Dimensions of Peace
When students learn how commerce can lift communities out of poverty, rebuild nations after war, and create alliances between countries, they get a glimpse of what business can do to promote world peace.
For managers to impress Jeff Immelt, GE’s forward-thinking CEO, they can’t play it safe. They must have courage, take risks, and conceive the great ideas that will shape the company’s future.
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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.