by | Feb 5, 2024 | Leadership Crisis Challenge, Sanger Programs

The 2024 Leadership Crisis Challenge was recently featured in an article by Poets&Quants, highlighting the complexities and real-world aspects of the 24-hour simulation.

This year, the Challenge attracted its largest participant pool since its start in 2008. 416 graduate and undergrad students, nearly 30 faculty members, 15 communication coaches, and 83 alumni came together to participate in the challenge.

John Byrne, founder & editor-in-chief of Poets&Quants, writes, “Simulations are a common feature at most business schools because they create risk-free environments for students who have to manage through a challenge with less-than-perfect information. The game imposes real-world deadlines and requires collaboration, brisk analysis, and smart decision-making under pressure. It also demands clear, concise communication skills. The Leadership Crisis Challenge, sponsored by General Motors and McKinsey & Co., has to be one of the most bewildering and intricate ever.”