Yesterday at work, I had the opportunity to attend a talk by Adam Bryant, New York Times journalist, who writes a weekly column called “The Corner Office”. Bryant’s talk was very fascinating. It focused on successful qualities for leadership identified by CEOs through a multitude of interviews he conducted and analyzed in his book, The Corner Office: Indispensable and [...]
As it turns out, activities that engage you with people outside of your normal circle are great places to network. I will be perfectly honest when I say that I don’t have as much time this year as I have in the past. Because of my commitment to my family, work and school things such [...]
Parkinson’s Law tells us that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. Since I devoted a large part of Thanksgiving weekend to my final paper for Change Management as well as reading for Leadership and Decision Making, my husband inquired if I wasn’t spending more time on my homework because I had [...]
As with all thing involving life, there is no static, easy pat answer for what your life will look like entering into the MSC. However, I can say with conviction – Brace yourself for a very intense year. Sometimes, the workload will be heavy and you’ll find yourself struggling to keep your head above water, [...]
A better title for this post would be that information *Properly shared* leads to innovation. At least that’s the thesis of Paul Leonardi’s Managing Information for Innovation class that our MSC cohort is currently in the middle of.
To be clear, most of us are finding Prof. Leonardi absolutely on the mark. All organizations and businesses [...]
Over the past two semester, I’ve been asked over and over how I manage working full-time while trying to complete my Master’s degree at Northwestern University, a schools “whose name is synonymous with cultivating academic excellence,” as a colleague once said. I must admit it was tough at first.
I graduated from George Washington University in [...]
-Anna Subich (wife of MSC’12 student Aaron Subich)
I was a bit apprehensive when my husband announced that he was thinking about going to grad school, and not just any grad school – Northwestern (a hard, expensive, and demanding place)!
First of all, we were newly weds and I was afraid that it would take away from [...]
by Abby Gunia, Class of 2011
The world may be flat according to Thomas Friedman, but it is definitely not uni-cultural. While Thomas Friedman makes many valid points about the evolution of the world market and the technological advances that have leveled the playing field globally in his book, The World is Flat, he does little [...]
by Taylor Finchum, Class of 2011
In five short weeks the MSC cohort will be gathering at Alice Millar Chapel to celebrate the culmination of our learning experience here at Northwestern. In honor of the last quarter of classes I have vowed to turn over a new leaf. I will not procrastinate, I will not procrastinate, [...]
by Naazish YarKhan, Class of 2011
According to our readings, creativity and innovation are enhanced by a good mood. Hmmm… so does that mean a better bottom line may justify the case for Prozac in the water supply ? Jokes aside, generating good ideas impacts how one feels and how one feels impacts the quality of ideas one [...]