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Manager as Coach Webinar Preview with Erica Nelson

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We are featuring another insightful webinar in our Leadership Webinar Series on September 17, 2014.  The webinar titled “Manager as Coach” will be delivered by a member of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Faculty, Erica Nelson.

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Get Social in Person with Lake Forest First Friday Events

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Monday, September 08, 2014

Are you a current student or member of our Faculty and Staff at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management?  Enjoy our next First Friday Event scheduled for September 12th.

First FridayThe purpose of the First Friday Events are to allow staff, faculty and students the opportunity to network and engage socially in a friendly environment, while learning something new and interesting.  This light hearted social opportunity provides an excellent opportunity to network with other students and professionals from a variety of business backgrounds.

The upcoming First Friday Networking event will provide a free copy of the “The Human Brand: How We Relate to People, Products, and Companies” by Chris Malone.  In this book, Chris Malone distills the emotional link between brands and consumers, and the affiliation or personal loyalty they feel to specific products and companies.

Wine and cheese and light refreshments will be served and the cost of the event is free to Lake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students.  We are accepting children’s books in good condition for donation to Bernie’s Books, and a voluntary donation can be made to the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Scholarship fund.

Register to attend and join us on September 12th for insightful business discussion, a new book and some stimulating conversation regarding the consumer psychology of marketing and branding.

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Five Discovery Skills that Lead to Great Innovations

Author: Manish Shah

Monday, September 01, 2014

Clayton Christensen and his coauthors in The Innovator’s DNA highlight five key skills that we can develop to become great innovators. The good news is that we do not have to be good at all five skills to be a good innovator. For example, Scott Cook of Intuit is strong in observational skills. Marc Benioff, founder of Salesforce.com, is good at networking, Jeff Bezos’ strong suite is experimentation. Steve Jobs was strong at associating.

Research involving identical twins suggests that only about 20-25 per cent of our creativity ability is genetic. So close to 80% of our creative ability can be developed.

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