Five WUSTL students win Executive Leadership Council essay competition

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and its foundation named five students from Washington University in St. Louis as winners of its national 2012 business essay competition. They are: • Justin Nicks, senior in business• Aloysius Ononye, MBA student• Jonathan D. Jackson, senior in political science in Arts & Sciences• Nneka Onwuzurike, junior in marketing and […]

Students organize Global Leadership Conference

What makes a great leader on a global scale? A coalition of eight student groups has been working for nearly a year to organize a conference to answer that question. The Global Leadership Conference is set for Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at Siegle Hall. It is free and open to the public. […]

Focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton gave a special address titled “A Vision for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis” March 16 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. During his presentation, Wrighton emphasized the university’s Plan for Excellence and the goal to “Enhance our global leadership today to benefit the world tomorrow.”

Navigating the ‘new normal’ economy at Olin

The financial crisis and recession have changed the global economy and the way business works. Figuring out the “new normal” economy is challenging managers everywhere to develop new strategies and initiatives. Olin Business School is offering three new programs to sharpen professionals’ skills as they navigate the uncharted waters of the “new normal” economy.

Technology can help ease the pain when corporations change

Streaming video can make for a very authentic form of communication.While most businesses pay lip service to the importance of communication in managing change, few successfully do it. A business professor from Washington University in St. Louis says using the internet to stream short videos every week from the CEO is the first step toward smooth transitions.

Bad behavior is bad business

The recent firing of radio personality Don Imus reveals a new trend in business: bad behavior won’t be tolerated on the job. A business professor at Washington University in St. Louis says firms can head off workplace incivility by preventing those with power from going unchecked. More…

Truman scholarships go to Arts & Sciences juniors

Arts & Sciences juniors A.J. Singletary and Paul Moinester have been awarded 2007 Harry S. Truman scholarships. Open to juniors interested in public-service careers, the scholarships provide $30,000 toward graduate study. Truman awarded 65 scholarships this year, selecting from among 585 candidates nominated by 280 colleges and universities. Washington University is one of only eight colleges to have more than one student selected for 2007.

Consortium for Midwest companies forming March 22 at Olin School of Business

Executives will meet March 22 at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education CenterThe John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis will hold a half-day conference on March 22 for executives of large and mid-cap companies interested in partnering with the business school. William Finnie, Interim Director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at the Olin School of Business, said that the business school is forming a consortium of leading Midwest companies to partner with the Olin School in a wide range of areas, including executive education, degree programs, and career development.