Posts from the Executive and Evening MBA Community

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J.C. Penney CEO, Alumnus Speaks to Students

During our MBA for Executives program, we have the opportunity to listen and interact with  Emory alumni that serve in key leadership positions. On March 3 we had the honor to hear and speak with Marvin Ellison, J.C. Penney CEO since August 2015, and an Executive MBA alumnus. Mr. Ellison shared with us how he started at Home Depot and moved up the ranks until joining J.C. Penney. He was grateful to share some of the key aspects and actions he is taking to transform and get the company back on track after several challenging years. What struck me...

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EvMBA Thoughts on the Gettysburg Leadership Experience

I received an email a few months ago about participating in the  Leadership Experience. Although I was skeptical about the applicability of military leadership concepts from a Civil War battle in 1863 to business leadership in the 21stcentury, my interest was piqued. Personally, I wanted to know more about one of the most pivotal battles in U.S. history and professionally I was interested to find out if decisions made by Civil War leaders could be vital to improving my own decision-making ability and leadership skills. I paid the nominal $300 fee covering lodging, materials, and meals, as well as...