Two of my recent articles, “MBA Students Do You See Yourself as Your MBA Peers See You” and “MBA Program No Asshole Rule” addressed MBA student behavior while enrolled in an MBA program. A behavior related area that appears to be gaining interest is online business etiquette, a topic that is certainly something MBA students need to keep in mind as they use multiple forms of social media to advance their careers and interact with their MBA classmates, faculty, staff, and other professionals. One online misstep can have an adverse impact on one’s career advancement. Click on the title to read the complete article.
Recently, I suggested that MBA programs might want to develop a “no asshole rule.” In response, one Associate Dean at a major university created a blog post asking his readers if their MBA programs needed a “no asshole rule.” While there may be a need for such a rule, not all MBA programs will establish one. Without a “no asshole rule,” the burden of managing behavior shifts to individual MBA students and a good starting point is one’s own behavior. The key is to make sure others do not perceive you as an MBA asshole.
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‘Twofer’ is a slang term that describes an item that is selling two for the price of one. So what is an MBA twofer you ask? An MBA twofer is a phrase that I use to describe a concept whereby an MBA student takes advantage of the opportunity to gain at least one additional benefit from an assignment they must complete for one of their MBA classes. Many MBA class assignments have MBA twofer potential, however exploiting that potential is at the discretion of the individual student. Therefore, exploitation may well be a function of student insight, vision, and motivation. Let me explain.
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You gathered information about your MBA program, you met with your immediate supervisor, your co-workers, and direct reports, and you met or are planning to meet with your new MBA team members. By now, you should have a good idea of how the activities in your life are going to change during the time you are earning your MBA. Now we will discuss the effects on your family and your MBA work-life balance in regards to enrolling in an MBA program.
Implicit in previous posts is that managing career well-being while earning your MBA will provide you some benefit. In this post, I want to identify clearly some potential benefits of managing career well-being while earning your MBA. Career well-being is…
What are the benefits of MBA students working in teams or study groups while earning their MBA? One of the often-stated benefits is networking. Although I addressed the benefits of MBA students working in teams in a prior post, I…