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Public symposium, 12/3: “Economic Outlook for 2013: Beyond the Fiscal Cliff”

Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business will be hosting a public symposium on December 3rd: “Economic Outlook for 2013: Beyond the Fiscal Cliff”.  Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Asha Bangalore, Senior Vice President and Economist for Northern Trust Bank, will speak frankly about economic issues we […]

Quinlan takes a leadership position in Supply Chain

This week, Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business announced the launch of the city’s first and only Supply and Value Chain Center.

The center, to be located at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus (820 N. Michigan Avenue), will provide a centralized venue for academics and industry leaders alike looking to network, share their insights, and produce cutting-edge research […]

Do you hold to your standards 100% of the time?

In this compelling interview, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen discusses his recent book, “How Will You Measure Your Life.”  In sharing a thought-provoking story of one of his own life choices, Christensen talks about the importance of holding to your standards 100% of the time.  In fact, he says “It’s easier to keep to […]

Has the tech bubble burst again? Facebook, Groupon, Zynga shares plunge since IPO.

There’s been a lot of talk in the business press lately about whether the current “tech bubble” is bursting.  A number of high-profile companies have gone public in the last year, and some of the most notable stocks have been in a free-fall ever since.  Facebook shares are down 50% since their IPO in May; […]

What is Sustainable Leadership? — By Kristi Hodges, Guest Blogger

The term “sustainability” often brings to mind initiatives focused around limiting the destruction done to the earth and its natural resources. In a free association game, phrases like waste water filtration, recycling programs, worm composting, and energy efficiency would probably be popular, and justified, suggestions. Sustainability encompasses all of these projects and a vast number of other […]

Déjà vu all over again at Yahoo?

Widely covered in the business press over the last week, Yahoo recently named Marissa Mayer as CEO – their seventh CEO in five years (including two interim CEOs).   If you haven’t been following the rapid-fire (or, more accurately, rapid firing) history of the executive turnover at Yahoo in recent years, it’s been quite the drama.  […]

World Series-Worthy Leadership?

In a recent interview on Bloomberg TV, Chicago Cubs’ new President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein (of Boston Red Sox World Series fame) was asked “How long will it take for the Cubs to win a World Series [under your leadership]?”  Adding to the pressure of a World Series win, Bloomberg host Rick Horrow says that turning around […]

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Executive Decision represents a collection of thoughts, reflections, and insights into the world of leadership and professional development. Mario Polizzi is the director of executive education at Loyola's Quinlan School of Business, where executive coaching and best-in-class leadership training help us transform the career potential of professionals worldwide.