Leadership

Defining Practitioner Faculty: The Lake Forest Advantage

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Thursday, August 14, 2014

You can learn from academic leadership that has lengthy experience in business processes, but are not engaged in competitive business practice.  The second choice?  You can learn from faculty that are presently engaged in business leadership roles.

What is of greater value to an MBA student looking for the competence, confidence and ability to contribute in order to advance their career and opportunities in today’s job market?

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SocialPreneurs: Businesses Good at Doing Good

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The social entrepreneurial movement centers on being a societally, environmentally and morally conscious professional.   It recognizes the need to conduct business in a manner that is reciprocal; both taking and giving from material, cultural or human resources.  What makes them unique? Their ability to make a difference and make a profit at the same time.

Regardless of the niche or industry, business is a complex ecosystem and more trending for-profit entities and business leaders are slowing down to take a closer more critical look at the impact of their business processes.  Whether that means evaluating off shore manufacturing and work conditions in third-world countries, improving methods to reduce negative consequences on the natural environment or cultivating ecologically sustainable practices, more businesses are adopting socialpreneurial policies.

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Five Things Managers Should Never Do On Social Media

Author: Barbara Siegel

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Many professionals have learned that the Internet has a long memory.  If you have heard that term before, it implies that what is said on blogs, comments or social networks is indexed (cached) by search engines such as Google and Bing.   Comments, responses and seemingly innocuous statements can return to haunt even the most professional digital user.

Most organizations embrace the value of sharing on social networks when it comes to events, activities and positive reflections or industry insights.  Following or engaging with colleagues on social networks such as LinkedIn is not only common, but necessary for business professionals to make valuable business to business connections.   And sometimes for business leaders, that also means connecting with members of your internal team or employees and subordinates.

 

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