Farrokh Langdana quoted in The Economist regarding transferable military capabilities to the business world

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Newark, NJ

The Economist

Many of the capabilities military personnel develop during their service are the same as those that are sought out in the corporate world. A 2005 study on the high representation of veterans in the C-suite suggested that the military capabilities valuable in the business world include those related to teamwork, organization, planning, professional communication and goal setting and achievement.

"I have found our veterans to be exceptionally strong in leadership skills," says Professor Farrokh Langdana, who has taught a large number of veterans during his 18 years as Executive Director of the Rutgers Executive MBA. He also serves as an instructor in the new Mini-MBA: Business Management for Military and Veterans, a week-long certificate programme at Rutgers Business School that is also aimed at civilians who work closely with former military personnel. "In my opinion," Langdana adds, "these are leadership skills that are regretfully missing today in large swathes of corporate America. We need our veterans to have the intrinsic confidence to know that they can lead in the business world, too."

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