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Why the Most Successful Executives Are Also Great Learners

Why the Most Successful Executives Are Also Great Learners

In this short video, Paul Ingram, the Kravis Professor of Business, says that leaders must make adjustments as the world changes, and lifelong learners are best poised to make a difference. Why Continuous Learning Is the Key to Effective Leadership   Paul Ingram is the Kravis Professor of Business at the Columbia Business School, and … Continued

How Can I Make My LinkedIn Use Next-Level?

How Can I Make My LinkedIn Use Next-Level?

LinkedIn is the go-to platform for recruiters and potential employers, but even experienced users may be overlooking valuable ways to harness LinkedIn’s potential. In January 2007, LinkedIn was less than four years old and far from the ubiquitous presence it is now; today, when used effectively and strategically, LinkedIn can help you land the job … Continued

From Childhood Favorite to Buzzing New Venture

From Childhood Favorite to Buzzing New Venture

A craving for a childhood favorite gave birth to a startup taking the refrigerator aisle by storm. Siggi Hilmarsson ’04 first visited New York City for his Columbia Business School interview in 2002. He instantly fell in love with the city, but as a student he would later find that he missed the products of … Continued

Why Strategy Is in Trouble

Why Strategy Is in Trouble

“Strategic thinking rarely occurs spontaneously. Without guidelines, few managers know what constitutes strategic thinking.” – Michael Porter Recently an executive at a company seeking my advice sent me an email with a revealing typo: “We are in the mist of our strategic planning process” he explained. I soon learned how true this was. The organization’s strategy development … Continued

Overcoming Subtle Bias in the Workplace

Overcoming Subtle Bias in the Workplace

Paying women less than men or denying benefits and rights to LGBT workers are blatant examples for workplace discrimination, but those are not the only instances of prejudice and stereotyping that affect workers. Oftentimes, employees experience discrimination that is imperceptible and unintentional. Such instances are examples of subtle discrimination, which is a subject of ongoing … Continued

How CEO Communication Styles Affect Performance

How CEO Communication Styles Affect Performance

CEOs spend the vast majority of their time communicating within their organizations, to investors, and to customers. They are charged with inspiring staff, persuading potential business partners, and negotiating with competitors, making their approach to communication critical to their success as leaders. So what exactly can we learn from how they communicate, and to what … Continued

Suits Don’t Tie Down Creative Thinking

Suits Don’t Tie Down Creative Thinking

Earlier this year the famously buttoned up Goldman Sachs underwent, by its standards, an extreme makeover. In a March memo to its employees, the Wall Street firm relaxed its dress code, which many took as a watershed, and that casual clothes at work are now the norm. The change follows a 2017 decision by Goldman … Continued

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