Sometimes, people mess up. Signals get crossed. Miscommunications occur. Clear goals aren’t set.
But when it comes to managers, those mistakes can result in derailment, said Carter Cast ’92, a clinical associate professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Kellogg.
“What is derailment?” said Cast. “It occurs when a manager [who] is expected to go higher plateaus, is fired or demoted and doesn’t achieve the expected level of achievement.”
Cast, the former CEO and President of Walmart.com, further delved into career derailment and ways managers can prevent it as part of the Kellogg Insight Live Faculty Sessions held this past May at Reunion 2015.
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Students in the Venture Design Bootcamp investigate new ideas in a series of hands-on learning exercises.
No matter the stage of your career, it is never too late to launch a new venture, whether it’s a new business, product or even an innovation within your existing organization.
That’s the idea driving Venture Design Bootcamp, a supplemental workshop offered to EMBA students on the Miami and Evanston campuses. Alumnus, entrepreneur and faculty member David Schonthal ’09 (EMP 74) led the first session, held on the Evanston campus on May 11–12, and will repeat the workshop in July in Miami.
Schonthal was recently named one of Crain’s 40 under 40. The serial entrepreneur balances his time between founding MATTER, a health-tech incubator that launched in Chicago this past February, serving as a business designer at IDEO, and acting as director of Kellogg’s Zell Scholars program, a selective venture accelerator program designed to help student-entrepreneurs successfully launch new businesses.
Schonthal shared more about his experience at Kellogg as well as the contents of Venture Design Bootcamp. Continue Reading
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
Guagnelli in his Lake Zurich, Ill. shop.
Designed in Argentina, printed in 3D in Belgium and produced outside of Chicago, Ill., the Corvi Wine Cooler is not your average chardonnay chiller.
Founder Mario Guagnelli ’15 (EMP 96) knows a good product, and he isn’t afraid to extend his reach far to source the absolute best talent.
A student on the Evanston campus, Guagnelli used his diverse background in IT and manufacturing, passion for Scandinavian design and Kellogg connections to his advantage when starting IntoConcrete. Founded on the concept that products can be beautiful, innovative and sustainable, IntoConcrete brings timeless contemporary concrete designs to market. The Corvi Wine Cooler is just one of many of their concrete-based products to receive critical acclaim from the media and fashion industry.
Guagnelli shared more about his business venture. Continue Reading
I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life. When I was a kid, I sold candy and comic books. Today, I run a software development company.
About nine years ago, I started a non-profit called Refresh Miami to help connect other entrepreneurs and technologists in my area. At the time, I didn’t realize what I was building — its aspirations were purely social.
With an ever-increasing network at my disposal, I realized something was still missing in my professional career: a business education. I studied politics during my undergrad, so my business knowledge had all been self-taught. I needed to up my game and understand the finer nuances of business better if I was going to make a truly big impact in life and in work. Continue Reading
Every Sunday, Kevin Cleary EMP 55 sits down to plan out his week. It’s meticulously laid out and includes all of his workouts, runs and rides. He notes the times and distances for each activity and then adds them to a spreadsheet. Ask him for proof and he will be happy to produce a document that spans every week for the last 15 years.
Cleary approaches the rest of his life with the same tenacity, determination and efficiency. As the CEO of Clif Bar & Company, a household name in organic food, he manages to run a company with not one but five bottom lines, retain a vigorous exercise regimen and even find time to coach his sons’ baseball teams.
Cleary shared his journey to his current career and experience at Kellogg. Continue Reading
Scott Dike, EMP 100
Going back to school can be challenging for anyone. If it’s later in life, as it is in my case, it can be even harder.
As you begin your MBA experience, you know you will be challenged to question your own beliefs and experiences, expose your weaknesses and understand your areas for improvement. If you’ve chosen a top-rated program like Kellogg, you’ll expect this to be the case, and in large part, it’s probably why you made the choice to apply to Kellogg. Continue Reading