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Wharton Leadership Lecture Series Presents: Sandy Alderson, General Manager, New York Mets

Wharton Leadership Lecture Series Presents: Sandy Alderson, General Manager, New York Mets

On Wednesday, January 29th, The Wharton Leadership Lecture Series presented current New York Mets General Manager, Sandy Alderson, to the Wharton student body.  The former Marine and graduate of Harvard Law School spoke in detail about how he got his start in Major League Baseball, what his duties are as a general manager, and how

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Leadership and Grit – Amy Daschle WG ’14

In her recent Peer Perspectives on Leadership lecture, Amy Daschle showed how her personal and professional leadership has been defined by one guiding principal: grit.  This single idea, when combined with an innate desire to challenge herself, has taken Amy from childhood, to deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and to the cadres of the

Richard Cheng WG'14 is the co-founder of Domus Academy and worked for Teach for America

Lasting Leadership: Obsession, Action, Innovation

  What does it take to sustain a lasting leadership effort?  In this past week’s Peer Perspectives on Leadership presentation, Richard Cheng (WG’14) described how long lasting leadership impact is born through steadfast belief, cultivated with unwavering resolve, and refined by continuous innovation.  The lessons he learned through his experiences in Teach for America and


Perspectives on Leadership: Divya Dhar

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” –from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.   Glad to be alive, Divya Dhar stared at her nearly totaled car in the middle

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Blake Stanfill (WG ’14): Leadership through Intuition

Trust your gut.  Retreat.  Sacrifice certainty.   “There are times in our lives when the careful consideration of costs and benefits just doesn’t seem like the right way to make a decision.  There are times…where a reliance on gut or intuition just seems more appropriate.  Where a particular course of action just feels right.”  The