" Low capability to influence others-a core leadership competency;
" Average competency in managing self-another primary requirement to manage and influence others;
" Moderate capability to handle complexity and manage diversity, both essential for succeeding in the contemporary world of discontinuity and global diversity; and
" Greater comfort in dealing with structured rather than unstructured situations.
The author examines common perceptions which the business world holds about the MBAs and the impact of education imparted by B-Schools in shaping future leaders. She argues that B-Schools have to traverse miles before they can truly achieve their self-proclaimed motto of grooming business leaders. B-Schools have to re-examine their educational paradigm, course structure and pedagogy, and also realign the competencies and disposition of faculty towards grooming future leaders.