Stephen covey the type of leadership you want in b school

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  1. 1. http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/Stephen Covey: The Type of LeadershipYou Want in B-school
  2. 2. By the Amerasia Consulting Group,Boutique MBA Admissions ConsultingStephen Covey: The Type of LeadershipYou Want in B-schoolMBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  3. 3. Business school applications are all about laying out howyou have exhibited the qualities of a leader.After all, this is the quality that b-schools, in general,desire the most in their applicants.A lot of my admissions consulting clients struggle with asuccinct definition of leadership. That is, one that they asthe applicant can use as a succinct model.To this point, my clients and prospective MBA studentsask me what my definition of leadership is.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  4. 4. I believe Stephen Covey covers it well in this article on hisblog. (Ref: http://www.stephencovey.com/blog/?p=6)Although I have referenced this content below forconvenience and discussion, the full post is found in itsentirely on stephencovey.com.Q: What makes a great leader?A: My definition of leadership is communicating topeople their worth and potential so clearly that theyare inspired to see it in themselves.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  5. 5. Q: You often say that leadership is a choice not aposition. Can you elaborate on this?A: Because of the definition I use for leadership, theability to become such a leader is a choice that anyperson can make; any parent or grandparent, anyteacher, any coach, any co-worker, and friend.When I speak throughout the world, I often askaudiences,Q: Is there a formula for becoming such a leader?A: I believe there is a formula. They are what we callthe four imperatives of leadership.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  6. 6. The first is to inspire trust.The second is to clarify purpose.The third is to align systems.The fourth is the fruit of the other three—unleashedtalent.I would add that these are based upon principles thatbuild upon each other rather than techniques or steps thathave to be taken independent of each other. These aren’t“management tricks” but real principles that guide a trueleaders character.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  7. 7. The world is vastly different today and ever-changing. Ifwe can develop leaders who can withstand and embracethe changing times by deeply rooting themselves in theseprinciples of great leadership, then we can develop greatpeople, great teams and great results.(Ref: http://www.stephencovey.com/blog/?p=6)Coveys leadership paradigm is important as a lot of b-school applications ask for the applicant to providemeaning leadership experience and examples in theiressay.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  8. 8. Follow Covey’s pillars of leadership and you should havea good start to your essay.The trick is to not only discuss how well you fit thisdefinition but also how you have displayed this style ofleadership during your management responsibilities.Take your essays a step further by showing how youhave sought to “pay it forward” and instill these values inthose you have led.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  9. 9. If you are interested in the MBA Admissions Consulting services offered byAmerasia, please email mba@amerasiaconsulting.com to inquire about setting upa free consultation.http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/
  10. 10. If you are interested in the MBA Admissions Consulting services offered byAmerasia, please email mba@amerasiaconsulting.com to inquire about setting upa free consultation.http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/

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