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Lessons from the Frontlines of Entrepreneurship

Author: Manish Shah

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I have distilled the most important lessons from my experience as an entrepreneur.

Develop EQ

To be a successful leader one needs high Emotional Intelligence. Having a high IQ and technical skills are necessary but not sufficient traits for leadership success. Emotional intelligence comprises of qualities such as:

  • Self-Awareness—a clear understanding of one’s strengths and weaknesses,
  • Self-Regulation—control of one’s emotions and ability to channel them to create a positive impact,
  • Motivation—achievement not just for external gain but for internal fulfillment,
  • Empathy—understanding of other peoples’ perspectives and feelings in making decisions, and
  • Social Skills—skillful management of relationships with other people. These qualities can be developed by self-awareness and reflection.

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How to Protect Your Privacy in a Digital World: 3 Tips for Social Managers

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Monday, May 05, 2014

The prevalence of social networks has had a cultural impact on the way we communicate and do business.  Since the introduction of social media, thought leaders have leveraged the communication tool to demonstrate expertise and authority in certain sectors and business niches.  This has also meant in the past that leaders risked sharing more personal information with their business audience.  We’ll discuss why it’s important to build your online authority and tips on keeping your professional and personal lives separate and safe online.

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“Share Your MBA Impact” Contest: The Winning Submissions Announced

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Friday, May 02, 2014

Share the Impact

We would like to extend our thanks to the students and alumni who participated in our “Share Your MBA Impact” contest.   We received many interesting and inspiring submissions that reflected on the measureable results created by Lake Forest Graduate School of Management students inside a variety of organizations and niche business sectors.

We are pleased to announce three winners:

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