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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Following Their Moms’ Footsteps in Education

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Following Their Moms’ Footsteps in Education

Growing up, Dana Weeks Ugwonali ’03 was deeply inspired by her mother, Nathalie Weeks ’79 (’78SW), who ultimately used her MBA to manage social service agencies, helping some of the most vulnerable populations. “She was one of the first in everything she did,” says Ugwonali. “I never realized how unique and special that was, but … Continued

7 Books Thought Leaders Are Reading This Summer

7 Books Thought Leaders Are Reading This Summer

It’s summer, and many of us are scaling down our ambition — at least as far as reading lists go. Scholarly tomes are shoved to the back of the bookshelf. Out come lighter, more palatable novels and celebrity bios, ready to tote on vacation. Not so our Chazen Senior Scholars. They plan to use the … Continued

Six Tips on Giving Your Employees Effective Feedback

Six Tips on Giving Your Employees Effective Feedback

Giving feedback can be one of the most effective ways to help employees and build a productive team. In addition to helping people improve their performance, well-delivered feedback can be a gift of powerful insights that can help an employee grow. Yet how to provide feedback—along with when and how often—is a subject of much … Continued

Millennials Spur a Management Revolution

Millennials Spur a Management Revolution

As millennials become business managers, they’re fueling a shift toward untraditional management methods aimed at spurring innovation, says Todd Jick, a senior lecturer in the discipline of business. When Yonatan Bursztyn founded the backpack brand Totto in 1987 in Bogota, Colombia, there was seemingly only one way to organize the company: in the hierarchical, top-down … Continued

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