Browsing Category: Leadership

Leadership, Management Education

The (In)-Compleat MBA

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”– attributed to former President Harry S Truman.I get a lot of unsolicited advice, to which I listen carefully because it gives me clues about things that might really matter. Here’s a recent example.I called on…

By Bob Bruner-
Leadership

The Legacy of Steve Jobs

The death of Steve Jobs on October 5th proved to be of such moment that it eclipsed headlines about wars, politics, and economics. The outpouring of grief rivaled the passing of Princess Diana, the assassinations of world leaders, and the loss of Edison and Einstein. Emotions surged because Jobs was…

By Bob Bruner-
Graduation, Leadership

Having a Vocation, a Purpose, a Calling

Here are the remarks to Darden’s Class of 2011 that I gave at the graduation ceremony.At this time of year, friends, family, and professors tend to ask the annoying question, “Have you got a job?”  You probably resisted answering it for as long as you could.  But they…

By Bob Bruner-
Leadership, Management Education

Practical Affairs

“This time spent in self-examination has been a mountaintop experience.” – Participant in Darden’s Emerging Leaders Program I am often asked about a phrase that appears in Darden’s mission statement: practical affairs. Why doesn’t the mission state that Darden will prepare principled leaders in the world of…

By Bob Bruner-
Leadership, Management Communcation

The Rockwell Moment

Recently I saw the special exhibition on Norman Rockwell at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington D.C.  You must see it.  There, until January 2, 2011, you will find 57 of Rockwell’s paintings and drawings as collected by the Hollywood moguls, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg…

By Bob Bruner-