Being a leader is something MBA applicants talk about in their business school applications. For many, coming to an MBA program is a way for them to start developing those skills. Many believe that by having led a club or study group, they know what it takes to be a successful leader. But how often do we step back to think about what we could have done better or differently? As a student, do you really think your leadership skills have developed as much as you will need?
A couple of weeks ago, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management hosted the Africa Business Conference. The last piece of programming was a leadership roundtable with three very different leaders. These individuals had a conversation about leadership and the lessons they have learned.