Wharton Stories: Leadership

Laura Gao, W’18, tells how she and a team of Penn undergraduates worked with the administration and the City of Philadelphia to create a competition to make the case for bringing Amazon HQ2 to Philadelphia.

How (Not) to Plan a Case Competition in 30 Days

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Alex Gorsky, WG’96, CEO of Johnson and Johnson.

12 Leadership Lessons from Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson

Investment banker/EMBA student Ahmad Thomas, WG’18, describes the leadership lessons he learned on a Wharton Leadership Venture Expedition in Alaska.

Leadership Lessons Learned on an Alaskan Mountain Top

MBA programs begin and end with interviews. From admissions to recruiting, there are countless interviews in between. As an InSITE Philadelphia fellow, Swati Patel, WG’18, recently experienced sitting at the other side of the table when she conducted interviews for the next class of InSITE Fellows. Here’s what she learned.

MBA Student Gives Interviewing Advice From the Other Side of the Table

Stew Friedman explains how he developed his Total Leadership approach and how it evolved into a course at Wharton that EMBA students have said increased their career satisfaction, work performance, and happiness with family life.

The Three Core Principles Behind EMBA’s Total Leadership Elective

Prof. Kerwin Charles from the University of Chicago joined Dean Geoffrey Garrett for a candid discussion about The Economics of Race in America, a Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture.

Three Takeaways on the Economics of Race in America

When George Dutile, WG’17, wanted to transition from the military, he and his wife worried about taking a risk on an MBA. They went “all in” at Wharton, and the whole family benefited.

Why This Vet Brought His Family to Wharton and Why It Was the Best Thing He Ever Did

In this innovation tournament, Wharton Leadership challenges newly formed MBA learning teams to generate impactful business ideas in just two days.

How The Big Idea Bridges MBA Pre-term and Academics

Alexis-Amanda Malcolm has found the community at Wharton and Penn welcoming and supportive, personally and academically. “The amount of people who will go completely out of their way to help you succeed is incredible at Penn,” she said. “I was able to find so many mentors here that have not only helped make my experience in university smoother but have also become some of my dearest friends.”

A Student Leader Finds a Welcoming Community at Penn and Wharton

“As an academic, you’re an entrepreneur of ideas. I’m constantly developing new ideas, putting them out there, and seeing how the market reacts. Do I get people interested? Do I affect people’s lives?”

Prof. Nancy Rothbard on the Interactions of Work and Life and Her New Role as Management Chair