This past week, I met with an Associate Dean of the
School of Management of my alma mater, Gwen Appelbaum.
She was highlighted in a previous blog about managing a
Gwen shared a terrific program that has high value
for MBAs, LeaderCore, which advocates ten “competencies”.
Interestingly, this program is a certificate program to better
prepare leaders of the future.
We talked about trends in MBA education, like
- one year MBA programs [seems awfully “shoehorned”
for preparing people for business leadership. ie., trying
to squeeze too much into one year.],
- PhDs going on for MBAs [seems fine for certain areas
in entrepreneurial activities, but LeaderCore may be a better
- guidance for what to wear in business situations. [Gwen
sent me a link containing images of appropriate women’s and
We explored win-win opportunities in other areas as well.
Professionals take the opportunity to meet leaders in
other disciplines for their perspectives and trends they