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Three Pillars

Curriculum, personal leadership development and student opportunities form an unshakable foundation

Great minds, stretching from Aristotle to Steve Jobs, have come up with a variety of different ways to define the essence of leadership. How does Vanderbilt set about teaching leadership, a topic that has so many different meanings for so many different people? It comes down to three important pillars.

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Over its four decades,Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management has produced hundreds of leaders in functions and industries all over the globe. Meet seven of them in the CEO circle.

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One alumnus is CFO of the major airline he joined right out of Owen. Another’s focus on toys has taken him to Europe and back. Vanderbilt alumni share their personal leadership paths.

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We asked five alumni one question: What did you learn about leadership at Owen? That was all it took to spark an hour-long roundtable discussion.

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The Elephant in the Room Elephant_Exec255x80

Every leader has an executive and an elephant inside them, says Dick Daft. Successful leaders must recognize both sides of themselves and use them to be effective.

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Already, Owen’s one-year master’s program graduates are demonstrating that they have the skills needed to make a difference in the workplace.

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Summer 2014

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The matador queried, “Is there no American brave enough to fight the bulls?” Only one man responded: Dewey Daane.

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Photo Essay

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Legendary stories abound about Dewey Daane, the Frank K. Houston Professor of Finance at Owen. We use pictures to tell some of them in a salute to Daane.

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Summer 2014

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What do the Milwaukee Brewers, the Emperor of Japan, and a famous shipwreck and song have in common with Owen ? The answer can be found in the life of the late Edmund B. Fitzgerald.

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Data Set

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Students take charge in the more than 40 student-run organizations at Owen.

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Photo Essay

leading_groups2_80x80 Leading Groups, Honing Skills

Hands-on involvement has always been a hallmark of Owen student groups. See what they were up to this year.

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Summer 2014

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Despite handling demanding courses and intensive team projects, Owen students eagerly take charge of a variety of student organizations and activities. Is it worth it?

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Dust Off Your Degree

dustoffdegree_80x80 Seven Signposts Pointing to High-Potential Leaders

All high-potential leaders are marked by seven essential signposts that indicate their likelihood of future success. Identifying such high-potential leaders early lets an organization deliberately develop future executives.

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Summer 2014

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Why does a business school professor study poverty? Why would a retailer allow one manufacturer to determine shelf space and even pricing for an entire category of product–even that of competitors? Two professors share about their research interests.

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Summer 2014

Dean Johnson column From the Dean

But what excites me most about this new generation of leaders—in addition to celebrating their many successes—is what it says about the growing robustness of the Owen network.

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