All posts by Monisha Shivakumar

What (Good) Leaders Can Learn from Actors

I recently had the pleasure of listening to Tzachi Zamir speak at a Spark Dinner hosted by the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership at Booth. Tzachi is the inaugural visiting scholar and a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In his talk, he discussed the performance related aspects of leadership and the need for leaders to hone the characters they bring on stage.

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Women at Booth Series: Alumna Spotlight with Deanie Elsner

There are many ways Booth students interact with alumni throughout our MBA experience. Starting at Booth 20/20, a full day of alumni interaction during Orientation, to one-on-one networking, to Booth-sponsored talks, we have the opportunity to see alumni in many different capacities and to hear about their experiences at Booth and beyond. For this installment of the Women at Booth series, I decided to feature one of Booth’s most distinguished alumnae. She has paved her own way forward in the field of Marketing—Deanie Elsner, `92.

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What teamwork means at Booth

Whether it’s doing homework, competing in a case competition, or planning an event for the student body, Boothie teamwork plays a huge role in shaping both our experience and our outcome. One of the best parts about working in Booth groups is each individual brings a unique perspective to the table as a result of their diverse experience. Here are 5 groups I’ve been a part of that have defined my time at Booth.

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What can improv teach us about leadership?

Tell a story as a group one word at a time. Mirror everything your partner does in such a way that nobody knows who is leading and who is following. Spell out a letter in the alphabet using you and your partner’s bodies. These aren’t dares I received in the third grade, rather they’re games I played with a group of second year students in our weekly improvisation class. I took improv as part of my Leadership Fellows curriculum that Booth offers for second year students. But what did playing these silly games teach me about leadership?

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Attending the Economic Outlook Forum in Chicago: A Boothie’s perspective

Each year, Chicago Booth hosts an Economic Outlook in New York, Chicago, and Hong Kong to give faculty members a forum to evaluate emerging trends. I had the opportunity to attend the Economic Outlook Forum in Chicago where faculty, alumni, students, and members of the Chicago business community came together to listen to a panel discuss on the topic Trade Wars, Deficit and Inflation: Rhetoric or Reality?

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