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Lean in, opt out, have it all — for both men and women

Lean in, opt out, have it all — for both men and women

You may have been given the advice to never ask about working hours in investment banking during coffee chats, EIS, or any other occasion, if you want a shot at getting the job. It’s probably a good idea to follow that advice, but consider the impact it will have on your life.  Perhaps ask yourself

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

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

Perspectives on Leadership: David Klein

As part of the “Perspectives on Leadership” series, David Klein (WG ‘13) talked about his unique leadership experiences, filled with courage in discovering his own path and following his intuitions. David defines a leader as “a pathfinder.” David, through his bold experiences, highlighted the most important tool before embarking on that journey: “knowing thyself”. As a leader, it is important to first find your own path before helping others

Jamie Peace (WG’13) : Leadership under Fire

During 10 years of accomplished military service, Jamie served his country all over the globe with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, commanding 35 special operations missions. In his Perspectives on Leadership talk, Jamie highlighted key aspects of his leadership style that proved very effective in leading high performance teams in the most challenging war