Javier Angulo, MBA’20
My first week back on campus for my second year is an exciting time: catching up with old friends and making new ones, usually accompanied by, “How was your summer?” It is amazing to hear what my classmates were up to this summer – product management at big tech companies in the West Coast, weeklong assignment in London for a consulting project, designing digital strategy for a Fortune 150 subdivision, and even a post-internship trek to Machu Picchu! As I continue to answer this question myself, one theme keeps coming up: senior leadership thought process.
During my summer internship, I had the opportunity of being part of a working group which consisted of half a dozen Executive Director Level leaders. I was not only presenting my recommendations, but also we were building the project together and I got to see how these leaders approach a complex problem, what questions they ask, and equally as important, what information they discard. While a challenging experience, it was certainly the highlight of my summer. These insights are nothing new and are topics we put in practice during the MBA Program, but seeing them put in action masterfully, was impactful. Here, I would like to share three: (more…)