Lots and lots of you are working through your Kellogg drafts to get them ready to submit. And lots and lots of you are struggling with these very difficult questions that Kellogg is asking!
In case you missed our discussion of an essay on “meaningful leadership” recently, that’s available.
We thought we’d spend a bit more time on Kellogg essay question 1 today, to suggest some ideas on what to be thinking about as you think about this prompt:
Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip and inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Provide a recent example where you have demonstrated leadership and created value. What challenges did you face and what did you learn?
Dang they pack a lot in there!
What’s the most important part?
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Leadership is one of those high-minded concepts. The word gets tossed about without much actual meaning associated with it. That’s why it can be hard to write about.
If you’re currently in a position to be applying to a top school like Kellogg, then you’ve been successful to this point in your life — and we can guarantee that you’ve done something in your career to date that should qualify to write about for this question on leadership and value.