Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
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Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
Aneil Mishra (DA parent and NCCU School of Business's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs) tweeted an interesting article - one that refers explicitly to MBA programs but may have something to say to us K-12 educators as well.
The article, published by Poets and Quants, describes emergent themes from 90 interviews with executives in North America and Asia. Many execs expressed frustration with the lack of contextual knowledge and collaborative skill they see in recent MBA graduates. A few examples:
“I’m amazed at the lack of sophistication that so many MBAs show about globalization and dealing in an increasingly global economy…They have no concept about the changes that are underway with a billion people here or there consuming and investing in ways that …… …
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