注册 登录  
 加关注
   显示下一条  |  关闭
温馨提示!由于新浪微博认证机制调整,您的新浪微博帐号绑定已过期,请重新绑定!立即重新绑定新浪微博》  |  关闭

宁老师留学DIY咨询

MBA及Master申请PS/Essay/简历/推荐信写作咨询人

 
 
 

日志

 
 
关于我

2009年7月份,我给一个老朋友(Simon FT-MBA,2010春季班)为申请MBA而写的Essay提了几点比较关键的修改建议。后来,她成功拿到Simon的Offer。再后来,她建议我做留学DIY咨询方面的工作,并向我介绍了我的第一个客户。最终,我的第一个客户也成功拿到几个TOP16商学院的面试并顺利拿到Duke Fuqua商学院MBA的录取。 本人毕业于上海复旦大学管理学院国际企业管理系,属于商科科班出身并且做过管理工作、有领导经验的人士。

网易考拉推荐
 
 

留学参考:From Trump's Inauguration To Your MBA Application  

2017-01-23 03:50:41|  分类: DIY留学综合信息 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

  下载LOFTER 我的照片书  |

留学参考:From Trump's Inauguration To Your MBA Application

 

 

From Trump's Inauguration To Your MBA Application – Capturing Your Leadership Potential
 
BY: MATT SYMONDS, FORTUNA ADMISSIONS ON JANUARY 20, 2017

 

 

Donald Trump was only 14 years old when John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address. Long before the advent of Twitter, Kennedy understood the importance of inspiring others with a short and memorable phrase: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” What did the young Donald make of such a memorable line that defined a generation?

What does the phrase mean to you? Given the chance, what would you say to demonstrate your leadership credentials, or to show what you can do for your country?

You don’t need to wait  tobe sworn in to high office to think about either of those questions. Applying to business school is a perfect opportunity to reflect on both.

From Harvard to Haas, the MBA admissions office wants to better understand your leadership potential – how you have led a team project, mentored others, created positive impact, gone beyond yourself.

And whether you are thinking about your contribution to Team Fuqua, National Week at INSEAD, or collaboration at Kellogg, your business school application is a perfect opportunity to show what you hope to offer your MBA community, its alumni network and the world.

Capturing your leadership potential or community spirit requires more than firing off a Tweet. Consider Abraham Lincoln, who thought so carefully about speaking in terms of ‘we’ rather than ‘I’. The same is true for your MBA essays – they require meaningful self-reflection and introspection about who you are, what matters to you, and what you want to achieve.

You don’t need the oratory of Kennedy or the prose of Lincoln to secure your place at business school, but the best applicants do take the time to think about their leadership potential and guiding values before starting to write. To help you on your personal journey, we asked our experts at Fortuna Admissions – former senior admissions staff at top tier institutes from Wharton and Harvard Business School to INSEAD and LBS. Consider these top tips on how to capture and convey your leadership potential in the MBA application:

Identify Stories of Specific Scenarios

Schools take the perspective that past performance is the best predictor of future potential. So you need to refer to some clear, concrete examples of leadership. What kinds of stories best convey your leadership style and potential? Here are some questions as a starting point:

  • A project you initiated (from action to outcome)
  • When you identified an opportunity (from action to result)
  • A time you made an impact
  • The most challenging team project you led, and how you ensured its success

With some examples in mind, begin to sketch your stories from the big picture to detail, but make sure you can set the scene and get to the point quickly. You should be able to convey what you did, why you did it, the impact on others, and the final outcome. Think about recent, positive situations and make sure your stories have a beginning, middle and end.

Demonstrate Your Experience 

If you have had explicit leadership experience at work, say, in team management – so much the better. But not all pre-MBA positions offer supervision roles (for example, those of you working in finance may be in advisory positions where people management isn’t required). Offer examples outside of work where you’ve demonstrated leadership skills—from sports or community involvement to volunteer positions. It’s a great opportunity to showcase another part of your background and experience. So if you’ve been active on a rugby team or local board, this is a way to highlight that interest as well as your leadership qualities. For example:

  • How have you been someone’s mentor?
  • How do you describe your mentorship style?
  • When have you garnered resources for an initiative you believed in?
  • How did you influence a decision or steward a process that made a big impact?
  • Where have you stepped up to ensure the success of a group or outcome?

If you are planning ahead and will be applying to business school later this year or in a future admissions season, it’s never too early to begin building your leadership profile. Think about how you might invite leadership opportunities at work, for example, by taking the initiative on a project that is over and above your regular scope of work. If appropriate, don’t hesitate to let your supervisors know that you’re considering business school and are looking for opportunities to build stand-out experience into your resume. It means you’ll be top of mind when they are seeking team members to take on additional responsibilities.

Consider your capacity to take on extracurriculars, such as coaching a sports team or leading a fundraising effort. Your personal interests can speak to leadership qualities that extend beyond managing people or teams within the office.

Map Your Core Skills

When thinking about how to present your leadership experience in your application, it can be useful to break down leadership into elemental skills. Reflect on these six elements:

  • Strategic thinking – in what ways are you action-oriented, focusing on results while keeping your eyes on a bigger vision beyond your team and company?
  • Results focused – do you have the ability to be effective, efficient, and evolutionary in terms of both process and product?
  • Team leadership – from management to mentoring, how do you foster collaboration and inspire action?
  • Partnership building – in what ways to you seek synergies that amplify impact, from within your own team to relationship building across teams and sectors?
  • Communication – can you present complexity in a clear and compelling way, and are you skilled at adapting your message to specific audiences and motivating others?
  • Development – have you gone beyond your own personal and professional development to grow and retain talent? Are you skilled at identifying and harnessing the strengths of others?

You should ideally have some examples that showcase different aspects of leadership for each of the elements above.

What Can Others Say About You? 

It’s important to be your own best advocate, but what do others say about you? Prime the pump with your recommenders to back up your best stories and lift up your leadership qualities and skills. Your recommenders should reinforce your claims about your leadership skills and style. For instance, if you cite an example of when you demonstrated leadership on a particular project, it gives you greater credibility if your recommender also refers to this example and discusses the attributes you demonstrated.

Memorable leaders face times of uncertainty and challenge as an opportunity to unify, galvanize and implement a powerful vision for the future. As Donald Trump takes the oath of office on inauguration day, citizens and spectators will be scrutinizing the message as well as the man. Any candidate, business or political, needs to make a persuasive case for his or her leadership potential. How will you make yours?

Author Matt Symonds, Director at MBA admissions coaching firm Fortuna Admissions, author of “Getting the MBA Admissions Edge”, founder of Kaplan Test Prep in Europe and QS World MBA Tour

 

 

以上内容摘自:

http://poetsandquants.com/2017/01/20/trumps-inauguration-mba-application-capture-leadership-potential/

 

 

宁老师(Coach Ning)联系方式:

QQ906866938

微信:可通过qq号加宁老师微信

微信公众号:宁老师DIY留学咨询

SKYPEessay-ningchunlong

LinkedIn账号:http://cn.linkedin.com/pub/chunlong-ning/30/28/409

新浪微博:http://weibo.com/ningchunlong

网易博客:http://ningchunlong.blog.163.com/

腾讯博客:http://user.qzone.qq.com/906866938/2

宁老师(Coach NingDIY留学咨询服务说明与收费标准(2016-2017

http://ningchunlong.blog.163.com/blog/static/1153712692016461220967

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA4MDU3MzYxOA==&mid=504022883&idx=1&sn=bb813d21e4565b2911bb7e6cdbc9a07d#rd

(注:上述两个服务说明的链接,若一个无法打开请点击另一个)

宁老师Coach Ning部分MBA或者Master咨询成功案例介绍

http://ningchunlong.blog.163.com/blog/#m=0&t=1&c=fks_087069080082082074081082086095085087084064083087084069093

 

 

DIY留学申请交流QQ群:

MBA申请DIY群:137254413

Master申请DIY群:162474877

MSF/MFE申请DIY 群:27769133

HRM申请DIY群:122368914

MKT申请DIY群:228695973

MSA/Macc申请DIY群:234137969

法律LL.M申请DIY群:110533381

英国及欧洲申请DIY群:209994593

HK申请DIY群:247226867

Canada申请DIY群:255130861

新加坡香港MSF申请DIY群:82449369

MBAMaster申请差别很大请正确选择要加入的群

  评论这张
 
阅读(11)| 评论(0)
推荐 转载

历史上的今天

在LOFTER的更多文章

评论

<#--最新日志,群博日志--> <#--推荐日志--> <#--引用记录--> <#--博主推荐--> <#--随机阅读--> <#--首页推荐--> <#--历史上的今天--> <#--被推荐日志--> <#--上一篇,下一篇--> <#-- 热度 --> <#-- 网易新闻广告 --> <#--右边模块结构--> <#--评论模块结构--> <#--引用模块结构--> <#--博主发起的投票-->
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

页脚

网易公司版权所有 ©1997-2017