Every school has a story. Our story at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management is comprised of daily interactions within the classroom, on-campus, online and around the world. It is because of the diversity of our students and distance learning that we are compelled to communicate our culture and community. Our goal is to ensure that no matter where you access your MBA, that you are immersed in the qualitative student experience at Lake Forest and become part of the LFGSM community and network.
In December, General Motors named Mary Barra as its new CEO, and before the announcement was even finished, reporters the world over were proclaiming a new and large crack in the proverbial ‘glass ceiling’ for women in business.
The term ‘glass ceiling’ was first coined in 1986 and used to describe the invisible barrier that exists between women and top business jobs. There is sufficient statistical and anecdotal evidence to demonstrate that women still encounter gender bias and barriers in the workplace. The numbers prove that women continue to make up only a small percentage of top executives, even though the numbers are steadily climbing. In 1995, only 8.7% of top executives at Fortune 500 companies were female; less than three years later the number rose to 11%.
Learning from the industry experience of others is one of the most important keys to success in business. The innovative business leader models by successful examples and practice. By sharing thoughts, ideas and experiences with their colleagues, business leaders can inspire others and impart some of the wisdom they have earned through trial and tribulation in the rapidly changing business environment.
At Lake Forest Graduate School of Management we are creating the business leaders of tomorrow. Strategic leadership is the most rewarding and challenging role of an executive and the following are inspirational quotes from some of the best leaders of our time.