By Kevin Rasch ’15 (EMP 96)
Two things are often said about India.
“India is big.”
“India is young.”
True, it has the second largest population in the world. Also true, approximately half its 1.25 billon people are under 25 years old. But more importantly to my classmates and me, India is poised to become the world’s most dynamic big economy. As The Economist recently declared, “now is India’s chance to fly.”
To see the growth firsthand, 17 of my classmates and I went to India for eight days of field research, the final portion of our TechVenture India course. This experiential learning course focuses on technology trends in emerging markets.
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When your group loses focus or certain members are shirking their duties, it can bring the whole team to a halt. Leigh Thompson presents a few effective techniques for making sure everyone contributes.
Lethargy is contagious — and if you’re not careful, it can drag the performance of your entire team down. In fact, according to Leigh Thompson, J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolutions and Organizations, the more people you have pitching in on a group effort, the less each individual will contribute if you’re not prepared to deal with the problem.
It’s called the social-loafing effect, and it shows up in all kinds of efforts in a wide variety of cultures.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can turn it around and once again have a group of contributors who are engaged, conscientious and high-performing.
Prof. Thompson outlines a four-step plan for getting everyone back into the game.
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If you’re considering the Executive MBA Program, it’s not only crucial that you and your family are on board: your organization needs to understand the value and time commitment.
All applicants must obtain a sponsorship letter from their employer that approves of the program’s time commitment and confirms permission to attend class on designated dates. This does not include financial sponsorship, which is optional and varies depending on your organization. Depending on your program of choice — a monthly schedule in Miami or a twice monthly schedule in Evanston — and your location, you may need to miss several days of work a month.
If you are planning on approaching your supervisor for sponsorship, consider these tips. Continue Reading
Andrew Silvernail, IDEX CEO, addresses the Evanston EMBA classes.
When Andrew Silvernail, CEO of IDEX and No. 4 on Forbes’ 2012 list of the most powerful CEOs 40 and under, thinks of a strong leader, he thinks of a dairy farmer in Maine.
“Erleen Clement, my best friend’s mother, taught me some unbelievable life lessons about high expectations, unconditional love and what it really means to be a leader,” Silvernail said. “You don’t think of a woman who is a homemaker on a cow farm in Maine as being a prototypical leader, but she was one of the first to believe in me.”
More than twenty years later, Silvernail still applies her lessons — and those from the many other mentors he’s had along the way — to be the best leader he can. Silvernail recently spoke to the Evanston Executive MBA students in a special Executive Speaker Series event and shared some of his thoughts on how to be a leader. Continue Reading
The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) awarded Kellogg professor J. Keith Murnighan its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominated by five former students, Murnighan has significantly contributed both as a scholar and as a teacher of negotiation and conflict management.
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In the United States, women represent just 17% of the boardroom.
For a woman seeking to get a leg up on the competition, an executive MBA program can provide the momentum needed to move from capable manager to C-level leader. Not only does an EMBA refine existing skill sets and grow new abilities, it leads to greater confidence and a higher aptitude for leading teams.
We asked female executives in our Executive MBA Program to share their career and leadership advice. Continue Reading