Reflections on Leadership Development in the Darden MBA for Executives

Peter Vanderloo, a Darden EMBA Class of 2012 student, has been blogging on the MBA website Poets & Quants throughout his time at Darden. He recently wrote a blog post, “Molting of an Executive MBA Class,” reflecting on how his executive MBA cohort has developed and benefited from the Darden experience:

After witnessing first-hand the emerging leadership capital of my classmates over the last 20 months, I believe that the intensity of Darden has conjured the magical circumstances and tools in its curriculum and environment to create the environment where an above-average leader can be converted into a titan of leadership. My classmates and I have virtually molted from our pre-MBA selves and undeniably undergone a metamorphosis in leadership demeanor. […] We have been challenged to define ourselves, our skills and our goals, and to be able to coherently pitch them to others. We have been trained not only to think about where we are and where we want to go professionally, but also how to actively enlist others to help us get there.”

Read the full blog post.

View all blog posts by Peter Vanderloo.

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