Wharton Stories: Leadership

Why These Wharton Faculty Love Teaching in San Francisco

Laura Gao, W’18, tells how she and a team of Penn undergraduates worked with the administration and the City of Philadelphia to create a competition to make the case for bringing Amazon HQ2 to Philadelphia.

How (Not) to Plan a Case Competition in 30 Days

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Alex Gorsky, WG’96, CEO of Johnson and Johnson.

12 Leadership Lessons from Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson

Investment banker/EMBA student Ahmad Thomas, WG’18, describes the leadership lessons he learned on a Wharton Leadership Venture Expedition in Alaska.

Leadership Lessons Learned on an Alaskan Mountain Top

MBA programs begin and end with interviews. From admissions to recruiting, there are countless interviews in between. As an InSITE Philadelphia fellow, Swati Patel, WG’18, recently experienced sitting at the other side of the table when she conducted interviews for the next class of InSITE Fellows. Here’s what she learned.

MBA Student Gives Interviewing Advice From the Other Side of the Table

Prof. Kerwin Charles from the University of Chicago joined Dean Geoffrey Garrett for a candid discussion about The Economics of Race in America, a Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture.

Three Takeaways on the Economics of Race in America

When George Dutile, WG’17, wanted to transition from the military, he and his wife worried about taking a risk on an MBA. They went “all in” at Wharton, and the whole family benefited.

Why This Vet Brought His Family to Wharton and Why It Was the Best Thing He Ever Did

In this innovation tournament, Wharton Leadership challenges newly formed MBA learning teams to generate impactful business ideas in just two days.

How The Big Idea Bridges MBA Pre-term and Academics

“As an academic, you’re an entrepreneur of ideas. I’m constantly developing new ideas, putting them out there, and seeing how the market reacts. Do I get people interested? Do I affect people’s lives?”

Prof. Nancy Rothbard on the Interactions of Work and Life and Her New Role as Management Chair

How Jonathan Wood, WG’18, M’18, gained greater willingness to take risks to achieve social change through his work with the Lipman Family Prize.

MD/MBA Student Gains ‘Dual Payoff’ of Inspiration and Knowledge as Lipman Fellow