Leadership articles

The Value of a Leadership Venture

by Lauren Raouf (WG’15) With the CourseMatch deadline for the Leadership Ventures rapidly approaching – it closes at 5pm on Wednesday – I wanted to provide my (possibly biased, definitely personal) perspective on the value of the Ventures program for anyone wondering what the ventures can actually do for you. Full disclosure: I am a Venture

Leadership Through Respect: Alexandra Lapinsky WG ‘15

By Matt Deitch, WG ‘15 Cluster 4’s Ali Lapinsky spoke during April’s “Peer Perspectives on Leadership” discussion, with regards to finding the leader within. Taking the topic of conversation in a personal direction, Ali described the incredibly emotional and difficult journey of discovering that her mother had a terminal illness, and the five subsequent years

Effective Marketing in Club Leadership

You took MKTG611. You thoroughly did not enjoy learning how to sell toothbrushes in India. You decided that you never wanted to touch marketing again. So you got yourself a banking internship for the summer and success! But if you are at all involved in extracurricular activities here at Wharton, then you never steered that

Cotopaxi: The Ultimate Test

I arrived to Quito for a Leadership Venture that promised to be mind-blowing. Our first test was hiking Pichincha, a 15,500 feet active stratovolcano that wraps around Quito’s easternmost area. We struggled. We walked for 7 hours and rock climbed through the famous “ventana de la muerte” (window of death – picture below). There was

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

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