16
Apr

I (Karen) started coaching my MBAs to help them develop a personal development plan for their life post-MBA.  I realized that they were waiting until the end of their program to figure out what to do next and wanted to provide space (and permission) for them to understand their strengths, and dream about what could […]

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14
Jan

One thing I am grateful for in gaining my work experience is my co-op education through General Motors when I was an undergrad. GM was used to hosting co-op students through General Motors Institute (GMI), which is now Kettering University. I don’t think Oldsmobile was prepared for the liberal arts co-op students from Albion College, […]

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29
Dec

While you are home on break, did you know you can network without leaving your house? As I looked through LinkedIn this morning, I noticed that one of my favorite students (ok, they are all my favorites!), is linking with new people while she is on break. Whether they are people you already know or […]

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23
Dec

As you are catching up on your rest at home, you might also start to think about whether or not you are taking full advantage of everything your college is offering you. We have seen so many students come to us their last semester, asking for career advice, realizing that they have not taken advantage […]

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22
Dec

For all of you college students who are dreading the many parties and events your parents are going to drag you to, hear are a few tips to help you get through them. Think of this as a time for you to start your job and internship networking! 1) Get your elevator pitch ready: in […]

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14
Oct

At a conference last week, one of my side conversations led to an interesting debate: are there really differences between men’s and women’s leadership styles? Do we need to train men and women differently in how they become leaders? When we wrote our recent book, we considered whether to include a separate chapter on women’s […]

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26
Jun

I tell my students that I never planned to get a Ph.D. When I got my M.B.A. at the University of Michigan, my plan was to rise through the corporate ranks and one day become a CEO. That is basically what they train you for in B-school–the ultimate job. But when Jack left for first […]

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24
Mar

An article this week criticized Marissa Meyer for adding too much bureaucracy to Yahoo. It is crazy to think that she would be adding layers of work at a time when companies should be trying to streamline–everything, from design, production, customer service, and even hiring, in order to be competitive. Marissa should take a page […]

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11
Mar

We want to introduce you to all of the leaders profiled in our new book. You have met some of them before in our first book and some of them are new. All of them have inspired us to think more deeply about what it means to be a trustworthy leader because of the way […]

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28
Feb

As an academic and professional, there are definitely times that I get more work done from home (even before 8 a.m.) than I do at the office. This is one of the reasons that I don’t miss my corporate job–it was both thrilling yet depressing to work 70 hours a week in my tiny office […]

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