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NEWSLETTER October 2014


Dear Readers,

Together with the Austrian daily Die Presse and the leading Russian business newspaper Vedomosti we again jointly award partial scholarships with a total value of over EUR 75,000 for the 2015 start of the Global Executive MBA. Don’t miss the opportunity and apply now.

For more details please click here.

Also in this edition of our newsletter: Find out more as to what the old philosophers and the new „culture of reflection“ have to do with state-of-the-art executive education.

Happy reading!

Your WU Executive Academy Team

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Overview
Philosophy & Management: What managers can learn from philosophers
Wolfgang Anzengruber on his secret of success at the Professional MBA Graduation Ceremony
Double success: Bodo B. Schlegelmilch voted on prestigious AMBA and AMS boards
Career profile: Jasmine Böhm, Manager Corporate Sustainability & Employees’ Engagement at OMV and Global Executive MBA Alumna
Career Tips & Trends: Innovation as crucial success factor
Alumni Lounge Special edition – five experts and one question: How social should leadership be?
Alumni application tips: Be yourself – in particular in the letter of motivation

Philosophy & Management: What managers can learn from philosophers
Barbara Stöttinger
After Leading in the Dark and Children Coach Managers the WU Executive Academy has developed another innovative “special wokshop”. In Philosophy & Management, something that sounds incompatible is made possible: Executives get the interesting opportunity to link two seemingly fundamentally different disciplines and reflect their own leadership principles from entirely new perspectives.
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Wolfgang Anzengruber on his secret of success at the Professional MBA Graduation Ceremony
Wolfgang Anzengruber: Speaker Graduation PMBA
A festive ceremony at the picturesque halls of the Palais Liechtenstein marked the concluding highlight for 78 international Professional MBA graduates. Keynote speaker of this special event was Wolfgang Anzengruber, Chairman of the Managing Board of Verbund AG, who shared his personal views on leadership and success in business with the newly minted MBAs.
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Double success: Bodo B. Schlegelmilch voted on prestigious AMBA and AMS boards
Recently, Prof. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch was admitted in two distinguished panels: Firstly, the Dean of the WU Executive Academy became a member of Association of MBAs’ (AMBA) Board of Trustees and secondly, he was voted onto Academy of Marketing Science’s (AMS) Board of Governors. Prof. Schlegelmilch sees this as a “wonderful recognition” of what the WU Executive Academy and he have achieved and is pleased about the confidence placed in him.
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Career profile: Jasmine Böhm, Manager Corporate Sustainability & Employees’ Engagement at OMV and Global Executive MBA Alumna
As a child, Jasmine Böhm always wanted to become an explorer like Indiana Jones or Jane Goodall. Instead, she now fills a management position at OMV. In this month’s career profile she explains how the challenges she had to cope with helped her learn more about her strengths and weaknesses as an executive and how she was able to broaden her horizons during the MBA program.
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Career Tips & Trends: Innovation as crucial success factor
In today’s business world, considering current developments and being one step ahead of your competition in terms of quality and innovation is key for a successful business. Florens Eblinger, CEO of Eblinger & Partner, stresses the importance of good innovation management on the basis of the three phases “impulse”, “evaluation” and “implementation” and invites interested people to the HR-Innovation Congress on October 28 and 29, 2014.
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Alumni Lounge Special edition – five experts and one question: How social should leadership be?
Man driving fast in a wheelchair
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Professional MBA Social Management of the WU Executive Academy, experts from academia, business and politics talked about the private “Managers on Wheels” initiative and discussed the question as to how social leadership should be these days. During a very personal panel discussion, the experts shared their own work-related experiences and tackled controversial issues such as employment practices concerning persons with disabilities or reservations and prejudices in everyday life.
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Alumni application tips: Be yourself – in particular in the letter of motivation
In this month’s alumni application tip Mirela Pitu, Executive MBA Bucharest alumna, explains why it is advisable to focus not only on your stregths but also be honest about where things have gone wrong and why you should not get hung up on what you think the business school wants to read in the letter of motivation.
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Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions, suggestions or feedback.

Kind regards,

Prof. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch, Ph.D., D.Litt., Ph.D.(hon), Dean
Dr. Astrid Kleinhanns-Rollé, Managing Director



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