How to Rule Like a Woman

If there is one rule to rule like a woman, it is that there is none. Stateswomen around the world have shattered the glass ceiling in more ways, where both an Iron hand and a nurturing approach have been effective. The term “stateswoman” entered popular press lexicon in 1960 when Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the Prime… Continue reading How to Rule Like a Woman

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Executive Search: Finding the Needle in the Haystack: An interview with Jim Searing, HBS ’79; Founder, Lochlin Partners

“It is like looking for a needle in a haystack” describes Jim Searing with a mild chuckle, when asked to describe the executive search business. The founder and retired CEO of Lochlin Partners, a top notch executive search firm, has spent an impressive 32 years in the “head-hunting” industry. A Marine Corps veteran, he graduated… Continue reading Executive Search: Finding the Needle in the Haystack: An interview with Jim Searing, HBS ’79; Founder, Lochlin Partners

TENURE SYSTEM: PERFORMANCE MOTIVATOR OR RUSSIAN ROULETTE?

When junior professors enter the Aldrich classroom, we often imagine that they are thinking about who to cold call and how to open the case. Underpinning those fleeting thoughts of theirs, is the much larger concern, “Will I get tenure?”    When faculty members were asked if they would share their perspectives on the tenure… Continue reading TENURE SYSTEM: PERFORMANCE MOTIVATOR OR RUSSIAN ROULETTE?

Onward and Upwards: Marching forward during WSA’s Women’s Week Celebrations

While the world celebrated international women’s day on March 8th, the WSA had lined up several events to celebrate the entire week. The poignant portraits that adorned the galleries at Spangler spoke volumes about inspirational women at HBS. Gender equality is a tough topic. The strides that have been taken can mean that we take… Continue reading Onward and Upwards: Marching forward during WSA’s Women’s Week Celebrations

From Consultant to Comedian: An Interview with Papa CJ

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Papa CJ is a renowned stand-up comedian who has performed over 2000 shows across five continents in prestigious venues like Broadway and SOHO and on TV channels like BBC, NBC, and Comedy Central. Forbes Magazine called him “the global face of Indian stand-up” and Toastmaster International called him one of the most influential comedians around… Continue reading From Consultant to Comedian: An Interview with Papa CJ