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In Global Business Diversity Means Different Cultures, Yes, But Also Different Genders

Diversity Means Gender Inclusion, Too

June 3, 2018

When you’re the best at something, people notice. Like when the Financial Times deemed Thunderbird a "stand-out performance" for having the most female-friendly executive education program. But what does a best-of designation like that actually mean? The numbers are impressive -- but a look behind the numbers tells more of the story.read more

Key to Continued Success for Women, Lifelong Learning Builds the Skills to Lead

Key to Continued Success for Women: Lifelong Learning

May 26, 2018

You’re a successful businesswoman. Your education, experience, and smarts have taken you far. Maybe you broke the glass ceiling on your company’s board of directors and now you’re mentoring others on their way up. Or maybe you are an ambitious mid-level manager who aspires to the C-suite.read more

Teaching Leadership, One NGO at a Time

March 6, 2018

What do an organization providing assistance to farmers to move out of poverty, another organization focusing on improving building and home construction on an island prone to natural disasters, and another, a well-known global leader working to end poverty all have in common? They all participated in the 2017 American Express Leadership Academy at Thunderbird School of Global Management.read more

Artificial Intelligence in e-Commerce

Would You Like that in Blue? AI in E-commerce

January 14, 2018

Ever since Amazon branched out beyond its original bookstore concept, e-commerce has become an integral part of the online shopping experience. Brick and mortar stores are especially feeling the pain from e-commerce’s relentless march.read more

Is the Next Industrial Revolution upon Us?

Is the Next Industrial Revolution Upon Us?

December 18, 2017

When computers can do the job you’re doing now, what happens to you and the people you work with?read more

Transform Tension into Collaboration

Stay Tense. Stay Engaged.

November 30, 2017

Addressing complex business challenges requires that diverse experts work well together. Unfortunately, collaborative efforts introduce dynamics that often present their own entirely new set of obstacles.read more

Aligning Culture and Strategy quiz

Quiz: What Creates Competitive Advantage?

November 30, 2017

What creates competitive advantage? The answer is simple – people – but that’s where the simplicity ends. Test your strategic savvy and take our quiz!read more

What’s the ROI of Executive Education?

Assessing the ROI of Executive Development

November 29, 2017

The best way to assess the return on investment (ROI) of an executive education program is to begin with expectations. Thinking about what you expect to achieve from the course will help you assign it value. If a course will help you qualify for a promotion, that’s a lot of value. If it will help you solve a business problem that’s preventing revenue growth, that’s a lot of value too.read more

Healthy Company Culture Requires Care and Feeding … and Insight

November 29, 2017

W. P. Carey professor Matthew Semadeni says organizations have need to go beyond the data and do the hard work of aligning company culture with strategy.read more

There’s One Simple Ingredient in a Company’s Competitive Advantage

November 27, 2017

W. P. Carey professor Matthew Semadeni says organizations have (or don’t have) a competitive advantage because of how they manage their people.read more