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August 2013 Archives

QS World MBA Tour Toronto

Meet Simmons School of Management at the QS World MBA Tour in Toronto! Speak to admissions and find the answers you are looking for. This is the place where you can get all your MBA questions answered in one day and meet the world's top local and international b-schools.

 


Strategic Leadership for Women - Sept. 16-20

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Do you want to get re-energized and re-focused so your can take your career and your organization to new heights? Join us for Strategic Leadership for Women and:

  • Gain perspective on your leadership style and identify ways to improve your effectiveness via a 360° assessment
  • Learn to enhance your team's performance and your organization's profitability
  • Receive personal coaching on specific leadership issues, challenges, and career aspirations

End of Summer Reading List

Decisive Bookcover

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Recommended by Elisa van Dam, Director of Executive Education. "As a big fan of the Heath brothers and books on decision making, this was right up my alley. And the authors don't disappoint - they provide a very practical approach to making better decisions in their highly readable and memorable style. » View on GoodReads

Lean In Book CoverLean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. Recommended by Nancy Leeser, Director Corporate Relations & Business Development, SimmonsLEADS. "There has been so much written about Sheryl's Sandberg's book Lean In that I found myself forming opinions about her and her book before even reading it. After hearing her speak and then reading the book, it is clear that most of what has been written doesn't really represent what she is trying to convey. While I wish that in 2013 a book like this did not need to be written, that fact is that it does and that both women and men need to read it." » View on GoodReads

Read more reviews and discussions of"Lean In" in our "Lean In" Round Up.

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My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. Recommended by Linda Schuller Wolf, Simmons College Librarian. "One of my recent favorite memoirs, a story of a very courageous and tenacious woman." » View on GoodReads

 

 



Back To School - A Quick Guide to Get New Students Prepped for the Start of Classes

I thought it would be helpful for a current student (ME!), to give incoming students (YOU!) some tips for the start of classes. Because let's face it, most of us have been out of school for a few years, and its an adjustment to start a new program and get back in the swing of things. But have no fear, a current SOM student is here (to give you a heads up on things)!