How Graduates Find A Job They’ll Like

Beware The Lure of Passion… A More Sensible Approach for Graduates Is To Find A Job You Will Like. We all know there is a generational shift underway with jobs and millennials, but it’s not what most people think. Contrary to conventional thought and popular opinion, the Millennial generation does not lack work ethic nor […]

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Value of Security Clearances On the Rise

I listened to a story last week on Sirius radio and downloaded a podcast on NPR* about security clearances. My take is that the value of security clearances is on the rise for current and former military. My opinion is partly based upon increased demand due to the current administration’s proposed, significant investment in military […]

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Will 10% Increase in Military Budget Mean More Education Spending?

Trickle Down Economics of Education According to Reuters, the White House has put in place a “historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military resources of the United States.” Specifically, the President’s budget recommends, “increasing defense spending by $54 billion or 10 percent.” “The defense boost would be balanced by slashing the same amount […]

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Will MBA Schools Will Make America Great Again?

I would like to begin by advocating for more military leaders in MBA programs. I know it’s what we do, but here is why it makes sense. With international students soon to be on the decline, military applicants are the MBA world’s best connection to global cultures and economies. Because they work for the largest […]

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#1 Habit to Develop Post-MBA

Six weeks ago, I wrote about the value of creating an ongoing habit of self-education. Which, in 2016, some experts predicted was #1 habit for the 21st Century Entrepreneur and I translated into #1 Habit to Learn in Bschool. I want to pickup on this topic again and cover it more completely in 2017. As […]

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State of Industry Report on MBA Education

Over a year ago, I emailed more than 50 bschools we work with an open invitation to offer their opinions on where the future of business education was headed. Only a couple of bschools responded. I continue to see evidence mounting that the 115-year old MBA program needs to be restructured.  As I have said […]

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#1 Habit to Learn in BSchool

Why getting into the habit of challenging what you learn make so much sense. I am excited about today’s post. It covers a beneficial habit that will allow you to apply more knowledge when it comes to learning. Even better, it will give you a decisive edge on performance while you’re in school and later […]

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The Only Road To Live In Times Like These

There is much uncertainty, controversy and a lot of noise surrounding the election and its outcome. However, just as with the outcome of the election and many of the sporting events that happened this weekend and recently which have made history, certainty of outcomes are impossible to predict. I believe we all have personal, and/or […]

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Connect Events, Tell Stories, Get Jobs

Last time out, I wrote about how the definition of success and productivity are changing in business settings because of our hyperlinked world. I also mentioned the importance of teaching in the form of ‘narratives’ when evaluating academics at a school. Namely, how MBA students benefit from professors who can take research and explain it […]

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Success, Productivity & Education

Our goal is to help improve education on behalf of high-performing students. All too often topics such as success, productivity and education are considered separately. Sometimes, as is the case with today’s post, they intersect. When interrelated topics come together benefits are realized. Which is to say, as a current or prospective MBA student, you […]

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The World Favors Those Who Learn

Last week, I wrote about advancing in a world of uncertainty. While the world is no less certain this week, I have been thinking a lot more about education. Education is usually top of mind for me, but recently has become a recurring topic at work and home. Here are some takeaways I wanted to […]

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How to Advance When The World’s in Flux

I am writing this post in the afternoon prior to the first Presidential debate. This is an exciting and less obvious time in everyone’s life . It’s 44 days until the Presidential Election in the United States. Never in America’s history has there been a more disjointed, if not dysfunctional, election. Unrelated to this, during […]

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What Really Happens When Students Rate Teachers?

It seems intuitive that students learn more from professors who receive high ratings from other students. However, new research called “Studies in Educational Evaluation” proves the opposite. Students do not learn more from professors with higher ratings. Commonly known as “student evaluations of teaching” or “SET” in academics, a new study finds that student reviews […]

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