Get the view from the corner office with Smith’s video series, Management in a Minute, featuring impressive Smith alumni sharing insights and advice on how to be successful in business.
The minute-long videos offer useful nuggets from C-level executives who regularly visit the school as guest speakers, job and internship recruiters, board members and event participants. The videos focus on practical advice for managers—things like how to attract and retain millennial workers (from Mark Lewis ’87, managing partner of Bracewell and Giuliani LLP). They’ll also include thoughtful discussion on big-picture issues, such as the role of women in business leadership positions (from Phyllis Caldwell ’81, MBA ’87).
The Importance of Giving Back for a Community Brand
Ali von Paris '12, CEO and founder of Route One Apparel, talks about why giving back to the local community is a priority for her company.
Landon Johnson, MBA '99, SVP of Acquisitions, Clark Construction Group, LLC, demystifies mentorship and shares his top three tips when searching for a mentor.
Launching a New Co-brand Credit Card
Julie Fitzpatrick '93, senior vice president, Co-brand Credit Cards, Wells Fargo discusses leading the product management team in the launch of a new co-brand credit card.
Jennifer Hsin '98, vice president at Clark Enterprises, Inc., discusses strategic planning for non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Supporting Women in the Tech Industry
Sherika Ekpo, MBA '09, global diversity and inclusion lead at Google AI, talks about the different ways to support women in the tech industry.
Building the Confidence of Your Team
Al Carey '74, former CEO of PepsiCo North America, talks about the importance of building the confidence of your team to achieve the best results.
Honoring Your Brand While Innovating
Meg Goldthwaite, MBA '96, chief marketing officer at NPR, talks about honoring your brand while innovating.
The Importance of Sustainability in Business
Göran Espelund, MBA '87, founder and chairman of Lannebo, talks about the importance of sustainability in business.
Entrepreneurship On A Personal Scale
Max Major '05 talks about entrepreneurship on a personal scale, cultivating what you love and turning it into a business.
Women Who Inspire Me
Connie Weaver '75, founder and CEO of Tracker Group, talks about the women in her life who have inspired her.
Direct To Consumer Health Care Benefits
Hon Pak, EMBA '17, chief medical officer for 3M, talks about the growing demand for consumer health care benefits.
Advice For Changing Careers with Wendy Sanhai
Specialist leader at Deloitte Consulting gives advice on how to successfully change careers.
The Importance of Mentors
Suzanne White, vice president at CBRE, Inc., talks about the importance of mentors and mentees in a career.
Leading a New Team
Christina Farias, MBA '14, CEO of Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, talks about the challenges of taking over a new team. These challenges include understanding the culture, gaining respect, and developing goals for each person in the group.
Keeping Your Team Connected
Michelle Rubie-Smith, EMBA '17, CFO at Global Resource Solution, talks about the challenges for leaders who have employees located remotely.
Hiring Best Practices
Keith Sullivan, '82, co-founder and director of ArmadaGlobal, discusses how to identify the best job candidates during the interview process to ensure you’re hiring the right people for your organization.
Failure Is An Option, Success Is Our Goal
Viyas Sundaram, MBA '06, chief revenue officer of Snagajob, discusses his leadership style in developing a fearless team that supports one another in taking risks to achieve stretch goals.
Dave Feldman, '84 and MBA '90, director of the Center for Sustainability Solutions at Green America, discusses how organizations are redefining collaboration to create solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.
The Importance of Volunteerism
Mark Lewis, '87, managing partner of Bracewell LLP and chairman of the Smith School Dean’s Advisory Board, discusses why it’s important for professionals to get involved with organizations and causes about which they feel passionate.
Recruiting and Retaining the Best Talent
Adam Luecking, '01, CEO at Clear Impact, LLC, named one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs in 2015, discusses how he motivates and inspires his team to do their best.
The Person As Publisher
Lee Nadler, '89, marketing communications & launch manager at MINI USA, and author of TheSherpaPath.com, discusses the opportunities and challenges for businesses when individuals become publishers.
Rising Consumer Demand for Transparency
Linda Dunn, MBA '90, vice president of supply chain & quality assurance at HMSHost, discusses how her company is responding to higher expectations from consumers for more information on the products they are buying.
Developing a Winning Team
Matt Baker, MBA '83, chief adventure officer at Terrapin Adventures, discusses techniques for improving team performance by getting members outside the “comfort zone” and into the “growth zone.”
Creating Change in a Large Organization
Jim Edrington '80, executive vice president of the American Bankers Association, discusses how he became a successful change agent in a legacy-focused organization.
Leveraging Technology to Address Business Needs
Arya Choudhury, EMBA '15, CIO of Shady Grove Fertility Center, discusses the ways new technologies can improve- and disrupt- the business world.
The Impact of Big Data on Cybersecurity
John Czupak, MBA '89, CEO of ThreatQuotient, discusses the intersection of big data and cybersecurity and where he sees future opportunities for tech-savvy entrepreneurs.
Why We Need More Women Leaders in Business
Phyllis Caldwell, MBA '87, founder of Wroxton Civic Ventures LLC and director of Ocwen Financial Corporation, discusses the importance of gender diversity in executive-level positions in business.
The Local Food Movement
Adam Benecsh ’98, owner, founder, and CEO of Union Craft Brewing Co. LLC. discusses how consumer preference for locally-sourced products has helped businesses like his thrive in today’s economy.