I came across a video and an article that present a wonderful perspective on leadership and admissions respectively. Although the former pertains directly to business and the latter to undergrad admissions, the messages in each are applicable to all the categories covered by this blog so that even if you are not in either field , they are worthwhile articles.
- Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard in the New York Times is ostensibly for parents, who can definitely benefit, but it presents a wonderful attitude towards admissions or more accurately rejection that applicants should take advantage of if faced with rejection: The competition is incredible. Life’s not over. There are other opportunities. Many paths to excellence. Many paths to success. As much as I hope all readers of this blog are gaining acceptance to their #1 school, I know it isn’t so. I hope this article will provide you with a healthy perspective.
- In this almost too-good-to-be-true video from Knowledge@Wharton, “Jon M. Huntsman on Ethical Leadership,” Jon Huntsman, a major supporter of the Wharton Business School and founder and chairman of Huntsman Corporation, a $13 billion maker of chemicals and plastics, discusses leadership and integrity. He argues against situational ethics, for appreciation of those around you who are doing a good job, and for surrounding yourself with the best people you can find. Since all admissions offices value leadership, this video is worth watching.