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How Tuck’s Custom Capabilities Meet Client Objectives
By: Phil Barta, Senior Managing Director for Custom, Tuck School of Business Posted: Sep 4th, 2014

Tuck Executive Education provides a variety of programs to drive strategic leadership.  Our customized approach offers clients unique and tailored solutions specific to their company.

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As the CFO Evolves, Leadership Development Plays Larger Role
By: Mark Keller, Latin Business Chronicle Posted: Aug 8th, 2014

How is the role of the CFO evolving, and how does professional development play into that? 

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Why CFOs Should Help Set Company Strategy
By: Robert A. Howell, David T. McLaughlin D’54, T’55 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Business Administration Posted: Jul 22nd, 2014

The current view—which gets pushed by business schools and carried into the executive suite—sees finance officers as little more than number crunchers. They settle the books and look after regulatory compliance, without taking any bigger role in steering company strategy. CFOs analyze the financial impact of a company's moves after they're made—not when they're still being planned.

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Tuck Executive Program Marks 40th Anniversary with 40 Global Executives
By: Richard Mosenthal, Tuck Executive Education Posted: Jul 15th, 2014

The 2014 Tuck Executive Program (TEP) welcomes a great group of 40 participants from around the globe to the 40th edition of the program.

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3 Simple Ways Women—and Men—Can Boost Their Professional Self-Confidence to Succeed as Business Lead
By: Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean of Executive Education Posted: Jul 8th, 2014

While self-confidence is a prerequisite for senior management positions, too much can ruin a leader’s credibility, judgment, and career.

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‘Mondays On Message’ with Paul Argenti, Part 2
By: Tuck School Communications Posted: Jun 30th, 2014

Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, discusses several corporate reputation communication crisis current events and issues in this video series.

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Syd Weighs In - Podcast Series
By: Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean for Executive Education, Steven Roth Professor of Management Posted: May 30th, 2014

In this Podcast series, Sydney Finkelstein discusses management and leadership issues as detailed in his BBC Capital column.

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5 Traits of Strong Leaders
By: Jonathan Riggs | Tuck School of Business Posted: May 27th, 2014

We all have different ideas of what makes for a strong leader, but what really takes people—women especially—to the top? Elyse Allan D’79 T’84, president and CEO of GE Canada, shares the five capability areas that can boost a good leader up to the next level.

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Marshall Goldsmith Shares Leadership Insights in New Video Blog Series
By: Tuck School Communications Posted: May 21st, 2014

Executive Coach and Adjunct Professor of Business Administration Marshall Goldsmith releases new video blog in conjunction with Thinkers50!

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Measuring Program Impact - Survey Results
By: Michelle Massa Posted: May 13th, 2014

Recently, we conducted a survey in which we asked what methods are being used for evaluating effectiveness of executive education programs.  We're excited to share the results, and some commentary on the findings.

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Slaughter & Rees Report: She Works Hard for the Money
By: Slaughter & Rees Report Posted: May 8th, 2014

A scan of recent magazine covers turned up a perennial challenge of leaders around the world: gender inequalities in the workplace.  So how are women today faring in the workplace?

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Tuck’s Approach to Driving Application of Learning
By: Carolyn Clinton; Tuck School of Business Posted: May 4th, 2014

Our program designs include elements that drive toward application, change, and impact. This blog post talks about some of the steps we take.

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Taking Executive Development Outside the Classroom
By: Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean Posted: Apr 17th, 2014

Created around the theme of personal growth and awareness, the Tuck Leadership Experience is one part summer camp, one part world-class education, and one part pushing you out of your comfort zone.

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On Message with Paul Argenti: Series 1
By: Sonia Pargellis, Tuck School of Business Posted: Mar 24th, 2014

Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, shares his insights and advice on a variety of reputation and communication events.

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Innovation: Having a Great Idea Will No Longer Be Enough
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Mar 21st, 2014

Professor Ron Adner sees a future where to be innovative, a firm must also be collaborative and consider the entire business ecosystem.

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Tuck Book Club: Spring 2014
By: Sonia Pargellis, Tuck School of Business Posted: Mar 13th, 2014

Looking for your next business read?  The Tuck School community shares some spring break suggestions!

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Retail: The Revolution Will Be Personalized
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Mar 4th, 2014

In the future, will we just buy everything in our lives from Amazon? 

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Lessons From The First Mentor
By: Marshall Goldsmith, Adjunct Professor of Business Administration Posted: Feb 26th, 2014

The word “mentor” comes from “The Odyssey,” written by the Greek poet Homer. The history of the word is instructive for several reasons. 

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Slaughter & Rees Report: The Greatest Lesson of Ben Bernanke
By: The Slaughter & Rees Report Posted: Feb 11th, 2014

The Slaughter & Rees Report is a weekly post with expert analysis and insights into global economic news written by Associate Dean Matthew Slaughter and consultant Matthew Rees.  In this post, they discuss the leadership style of Ben Bernanke and what others can learn from it.

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The 2013 GDS HR Summit: Tuck Delivers Keynote Address and Observes 5 Key Trends in Talent Management
By: Michelle Massa, Tuck School of Business Posted: Jan 28th, 2014

For the past two years, Tuck Executive Education has played a key role in the GDS HR Summit.  In 2013, Associate Dean Sydney Finkelstein was featured as the event's keynote speaker.

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Tuck’s Perspective on Evaluating Program Impact
By: Carolyn Clinton; Tuck School of Business Posted: Jan 24th, 2014

Nothing matters more to us and our partners than impact—the impact our executive education programs have on the individuals who attend and the organizations they lead.

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Women CEOs: Why More Women Will Ascend to the C-Suite
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Jan 20th, 2014

Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean of Executive Education, shares his views on women in business leadership roles and why women will ascend into the top CEO positions with more frequency.

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The Missing Variable in Employee Engagement? You.
By: Michelle Massa, Tuck School of Business Posted: Jan 9th, 2014

Executive Coach and adjunct faculty Marshall Goldsmith shares his "Big Idea"

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The 5 Biggest Communication Blunders Of 2013
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Jan 3rd, 2014

What do you think the biggest communication blunders of 2013 were? Professor Paul Argenti shares his picks.

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Who were the best & worst CEOs of 2013? Sydney Finkelstein Knows!
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Dec 18th, 2013

Being CEO is not an easy role to fill, and while some leaders excel in certain businesses, others do not.  Sydney Finkelstein expands in 2013 on his Worst CEOs of the year with an additional list: The Best CEOs

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Holiday 2013 Tuck Book Club List
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Dec 4th, 2013

Looking for your next business read?  The Tuck Community comes together again with recommendations for the #tuckbookclub!

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Tuck School of Business Professors Ranked in 2013 Thinkers50
By: Sonia Pargells, Michelle Massa, Tuck School of Business Posted: Nov 12th, 2013

We are proud to announce that four professors from the Tuck School of Business are ranked in the top-50 for management and business thought leadership, and one new addition to their ‘On the Radar’ list.

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Embracing Innovation to Create a Safer Environment: Q&A with Frederick Douglas, Cosmos Technologies
By: Anita Warren; Getting Ink Done Posted: Sep 24th, 2013

Frederick Douglas, Founder and President of Cosmos Technologies, Inc. shares the Cosmos attitude towards Innovation.  

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Facts & Figures: 2013 Tuck Executive Program
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Sep 12th, 2013

In celebration of the completion of this year’s Tuck Executive Program, we would like to share some fun facts about the 2013 session.

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Changing the Game: The Innovation Mindset that Defeated Poverty
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Sep 3rd, 2013

In his recent blog with coauthor, Srikanth Srinivas, Tuck School of Business Professor Vijay Govindarajan (VG) tells the tale of an unexpected innovator.

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2013 Growing Program hosts national guest speakers and entrepreneurs
By: Sonia Pargellis, Tuck School of Business Posted: Aug 23rd, 2013

This summer featured several different Tuck Executive Education programs, and it wrapped up with the annual “Growing the Minority Business to Scale” program in August.  This program follows up on the foundation laid in the “Building a High-Performing Minority Business” and gives participants a higher set of tools needed for a more mature company or organization.

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Back to School Book Suggestions from the Tuck School of Business
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Aug 14th, 2013

To help you get a head start on the new school year, we asked some of Tuck’s top professors for books on their “must read” list.

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In Field Dominated By Men, BAE’s Palmateer Found Confidence to Speak Up
By: Tuck School of Business Posted: Jul 30th, 2013

Susan Palmateer knows what it’s like to be the only woman in the room. As a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and director of technology programs at defense contractor BAE Systems, Inc., she works in both a field and an industry dominated by men.

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WISE & Tuck to Partner on Custom Program for Women Execs in Sports Industry
By: Tuck School Communications Posted: Jul 8th, 2013

Tuck Executive Education is pleased to announce a new partnership with Women in Sports and Events (WISE).   Tuck and WISE will co-create a custom program for senior-level women executives working in the sports industry to be delivered on the Tuck campus in 2014.

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Hershey’s Schaller Set Aside ‘Superwoman’ Myth On Route to Top
By: Tuck School of Business Posted: Jun 27th, 2013

Marketing Executive from Hershey Entertainment and Resorts came to Tuck program with apprehension

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Thinkers50: Cast Your Vote for the Most Influential Management Thinker
By: Sonia Pargellis Posted: Jun 12th, 2013

The Thinkers50 – a biennial global ranking of the world's 50 most influential living management thinkers – named three Tuck School of Business professors to its list in 2011.

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Boeing’s Wuerch Shifts from Tactical Mindset to Strategic Leader
By: Jason McLure, News & Events Writer, Tuck School of Business Posted: Jun 3rd, 2013

In this second installment of a special series on women leaders, Wuerch describes how she found that the qualities that made her a good investigator and middle manager actually hindered her as she rose to a senior post.  At TEP, she found new approaches to help her pull back from day-to-day problems and focus on longer-term strategies for success.

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Fill Critical Leadership Roles?
By: Whit Mitchell, CEO Working InSync International Posted: May 16th, 2013

As Baby Boomers continue to retire in droves, the need to prepare high potential leaders for stepping quickly into leadership roles has never been more critical. Enter Clark Callahan, Executive Director of Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth. Clark expresses his thoughts on how to best prepare future leaders for the changes ahead and explains the role of executive education in readying emerging leaders.

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State Street’s Atkinson Balances Family & Career Development With High Finance
By: Jason McLure, News & Events Writer, Tuck School of Business Posted: May 2nd, 2013

In this first installment of a special series on women leaders, Atkinson shares her thoughts about executive education, balancing work and family and keeping a focus on long-term goals. After her promotion from chief compliance officer to executive vice president for corporate finance at State Street Corp., she sought out an executive education program that would expand her strategic thinking, refresh her skills and develop her peer network.

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A Cinderella Moment: Will Health Care Providers Turn into Pumpkins if they Don’t Switch to Value?
By: By Elliott Fisher, Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice Posted: Apr 25th, 2013

Leaders of healthcare organizations face two important challenges as the market shifts rapidly from a fee-for-service to value-based payments. Dr. Elliott Fisher, Director of The Dartmouth Institute, blogs about what could be a 'Cinderella moment' in the healthcare industry.

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How Stella Saved the Farm: A Tale about Making Innovation Happen
By: Tuck Executive Education Posted: Apr 2nd, 2013

Tuck professors Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble have written a new parable on innovation – How Stella Saved the Farm - a fun yet practical read on executing on innovation in the enterprise. How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple story about a farm in trouble, and how it innovates to get out of trouble. It is a light read, but with very serious intent. Grounded in over a decade of research, Stella offers simple, elegant, and practical principles for making innovation happen in any organization.

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The Lack of Infrastructure in India May Lead to Innovation: Interview with Vijay Govindarajan
By: Sayantani Kar, Business Standard Posted: Mar 5th, 2013

In a recent interview with the Business Standard (India), Tuck Professor Vijay Govindarajan (VG) cites several examples of reverse innovation including telecommunications and health care in India.  He explains there is no existing infrastructure to think through in India, so we can think freely. 

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Steve Jobs and Tim Cook: Does Apple Still Have the Leadership It Needs?
By: Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean for Tuck Executive Education Posted: Jan 31st, 2013

I was on CNBC Squawk Box earlier today talking about the leadership of Tim Cook and the decline in Apple’s stock.  The Squawk Box guys asked some great questions, which got me to thinking a little more about Tim Cook’s management and leadership.  In this post to Forbes.com on January 28, here are 4 observations...

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Organizational Immunity - The Silent Killer of Growth and Innovation
By: Phil Barta, Tuck School of Business Posted: Jan 29th, 2013

Does your organization suffer from organizational immunity – the nemesis of change?  Many organizations suffer from what Himanshu Saxena refers to as “False Bliss” in his recent article written for Developing Leaders Magazine

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You Can’t Google Culture – and Other Perspectives on Executive Education
By: Phil Barta, Tuck School of Business Posted: Jul 1st, 2012

Tuck Global Leadership 2030 Program alumnus and Deere & Co. Director of Supply Management Operations, Dr. Heinrich Steins, recently shared his perspectives on Accelerating Deere’s Growth in RDEs with German corporate learning and development leaders.

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Refusing to Compete on Price
By: Adriana Gardella, "She Owns It - Portraits of Women Entrepreneurs, New York Times Posted: May 13th, 2012

The New York Times blog series that highlights women entrepreneurs - SHE OWNS IT - featured a Tuck Minority Program alumna and entrepreneur, Jessica Johnson. Johnson owns the security solutions company Johnson Security Bureau, which doubled its sales in 2012.

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P&G Innovates on Razor-Thin Margins
By: Vijay Govindarajan Posted: Apr 27th, 2012

In this blog post on HBR.org, VG illuminates a reverse innovation in action: the razor market in India. Gillette needed to innovate for the very different market needs of low-income Indian consumers compared to U.S. consumers. So they sent a team to India to do ethnographic research and leveraged those findings to create a product that cost just 3% of it's U.S. counterpart's production costs.

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Telemedicine Can Cut Health Care Costs by 90%
By: Jennifer Johnson Posted: Apr 27th, 2012

If you've not yet heard of telemedicine or think that it's not a great way to deliver quality health care, you may want to read this.

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