According to a CNNMoney analysis, women hold 14.2% of the top five leadership positions in S&P 500 companies. And looking lower down the pipeline to women in profit-loss roles — a group commonly gleaned for future CEOs — women also lag behind.
In a time when men dominate executive positions, it’s crucial for women to prepare for C-suite leadership. Yet even in the Executive MBA classroom, the industry average of women is 27.6% (2015 Executive MBA Council Membership Program Survey).
This year, Kellogg’s Executive MBA Global Network broke records with their admittance of women. Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program admitted 40% women to their January 2016 entering class, and Kellogg’s Evanston campus admitted 39%. Continue Reading
How lessons from the arts can help you become a more effective leader
In this month’s Insight in Person podcast, we ask: Why are business leaders turning to the arts—from storytelling to jazz ensemble, Argentine tango to tap—for insights into how to do their own jobs better? Continue Reading
On October 24, 2015, Miami student Mark Dumais ’16 married his longtime partner on the Miami campus. He reflected upon his wedding and Kellogg experience.
When the Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges this past June, the ambiguity regarding the status of same-sex marriage in the United States was definitively resolved. Having shared a home and just about everything else with my partner for the prior 13 years, overnight it became virtually inexplicable why we were not married.
So how does a busy professional halfway through the Kellogg Executive MBA Program find the time to plan and enjoy a wedding? Get married during an EMBA class weekend in Miami! Continue Reading
Onboarding advice for organizations big and small
Most people understand the importance of a good first impression. So on our first day with a new company, we arrive early. Maybe we overdress. We know that starting out strong will make it easier to succeed in the long run. Continue Reading
Kellogg faculty produced a wide variety of exciting research and insights this year. Here’s a look back at the top Kellogg Insight stories from 2015.
By Tiberiu Toader ’15 (Kellogg-WHU)
Asked about the keys to investment success, Warren Buffett once said:
“Rule No. 1: Never Lose Money. Rule No. 2: Never Forget Rule No. 1.”
For most of us, with a decade or more of corporate experience building our careers, this means finding safe, secure, solid investment opportunities. Ask any responsible investment broker, and they’ll probably agree you should:
- Build up a well-diversified, worldwide spread stock and bond portfolio at the lowest cost possible ideally, through ETF funds offered through Vanguard, iShares, etc., which for instance replicate the MSCI index
- Potentially add a bit of leverage by exposing oneself towards real estate by taking out a mortgage
- Build-up a cash position so you can cover 6 months net salary – just in case you find yourself between corporate jobs
Do all this, according to conventional wisdom, and Warren will grade your investment homework with a solid “A” making you feel great during breakfast, while studying the financial section of your local newspaper. Be patient — ride the ups and downs — and you won’t lose money.
But the safe conventional way may not be the best way to grow your wealth. Continue Reading
Orientation Week is a week-long immersion taken at the beginning of the Kellogg Executive MBA Program. Elsy Ocejo, the cohort ambassador for EMP 104, shares her tips for making the most out of the week.
By Elsy Ocejo
For most Executive MBA students, at least one decade has passed since being a student. It’s easy for anxiety to take over. You have a full-time job and a family to add to the equation.
Orientation Week will be one of the most overwhelming, challenging and rewarding weeks of your life. You will thrive if you have the right mindset and take advantage of the tools given during this week. Continue Reading