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Alumni Spotlight: Lauren M. Pacheco’s (’16) Work Selected as Finalist in Downtown Gary Public Art Competition

Lauren M. Pacheco graduated from the MSC program in 2016. Her project, Destination Gary: Art | Park, was recently selected as a finalist in the Downtown Gary Public Art Competition.Lauren is an arts administrator and community organizer working at the intersections of social practice and social strategy. She is a third-generation Mexican-American born and raised in

Friday Roundup: 7/14/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them (HBR)“At the core of managing information overload is the ability to know which function to use, and how and when to use it. The six principles below can

Friday Roundup: 7/7/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.Yoplait Learns to Manufacture Authenticity to Go With Its Yogurt (NYT)“Eventually a choice was needed. Yoplait, based in Minneapolis, is part of General Mills, the huge international food conglomerate, which prides itself on cleareyed, data-driven decision-making. Cold, hard numbers —

Friday Roundup: 6/30/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure (TED)“We use the word “moonshots” to remind us to keep our visions big — to keep dreaming. And we use the word “factory” to remind ourselves that we want to have concrete visions

A Conversation with Northwestern MSC Alumna, Jeanne Sparrow

Jeanne was most recently a host of a television morning news talk show in Chicago for nearly 8 years and has had a 30-year career in radio and television. Her passion for media began in high school and continued at WNUR radio during her undergraduate degree at Northwestern. Jeanne believes in the importance of integrating

Friday Roundup: 6/23/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.5 Stories That Will Make You Rethink Your Leadership Style (Entrepreneur)CEOs speak candidly of times they fumbled on the job, and what they learned in the process.How Cultures Across the World Approach Leadership (HBR)The importance of thinking about attitudes

Friday Roundup: 6/16/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.If everything is a network, nothing is a network (visualisingadvocacy.org)“There’s something very attractive about seeing everything as connected; it serves a basic need to rationalise everything in terms of cause and effect. It offers the mechanics of countless feedback

A Conversation with Northwestern MSC Student, Gretchen Baker

Gretchen Baker is an Executive Development Advisor for Executive Education for the  Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She advises professionals who are interested in attending executive education programs on marketing, sales, and leadership that can support their career development. She is also responsible for marketing the programs and driving enrollment. Gretchen values building diverse cohorts and believes in

Friday Roundup: 6/9/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.Corporate culture will always matter (CIO)“By some estimates, 1.3 billion human beings will one day be working virtually — and sooner than we think. That leads us to the primary argument for culture’s waning importance in the corporate world. When any

MSC Professors Receive a Top Paper Award

Professors Michelle Shumate and Noshir Contractor along with Sophia Fu received a Top 4 Paper Award in the Organizational Communication Division at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA).The paper was titled, “Collective Innovation Adoption across Interorganizational Systems: Organizational Boundary, Social Networks, and Decision-Making Status.”“Most research on innovation adoption focuses on the attitudes and