The real benefits of equalities and diversity

What are the real benefits of equalities and diversity in the workplace beyond the sloppy, unsubstantiated generalised statements usually trotted out as ‘benefits’? Is there evidence to support the idea effective E&D brings competitive advantage and benefits to businesses?

Why do an MBA?

Since starting the MBA I’ve been asked by family, friends and colleagues: Why do an MBA?

Now I’ve completed the MBA and finally have time to reflect I can ask myself: Why did I decide to do an MBA? What did I want from from an MBA? What did I think the benefits of an MBA would be? Why did I put myself through the financial strain, endless nights of study and self-imposed social alienation that a part-time MBA requires?

…and finally:

Was it worth it?