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Alumni Spotlight: Ronald E. Paulson

Author: Barbara Siegel

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) alumnus Ron Paulson’s progressive management career began in Grainger’s division. He is now the Vice President of Business Development for W.W. Grainger, Inc., a brand leader in maintenance, repair and operating products with annual sales of $10 billion in 2014.

Ron earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from LFGSM in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University in Chicago in 1988. He is a well-respected authority in e-commerce, cited in media channels including Information Week, Industry Week, eBiz Chronicle, Modern Distribution Management and Industrial Distribution Magazine.

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Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Welcomes New Business Leader Faculty™

Author: Dr. Bryan J. Watkins, Ed.D.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Professionals who return to complete their Master of Business Administration (MBA) seek expertise and instruction from business leaders who are actively engaged in competitive practice. Since 1946, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) has recruited talented leadership from across the country to form our 100% business leader faculty™.


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Don’t Let Your Culture Be An Accident

Author: Sangita Kasturi

Friday, July 10, 2015

Organizational culture has become a “hot” topic as leaders realize its impact on business, employee engagement, talent development, retention and more. In fact, being a good or poor cultural “fit” is among the top reasons employees give for leaving an organization – along with limited advancement opportunities and lack of rapport with an immediate supervisor. How well a candidate “fits” into an organization or team culture is also high on the list of qualities hiring managers look for when bringing on new employees.


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