An employee who has always done a remarkable job is applying to a few business schools, beginning with Columbia and U. of Chicago.  He asked me to write his recommendation letters and I want to give him the best possible shot. Does any one have any suggestions for me? 


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The book "How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs" (I have the 4th edition) had a really good description of what an effective recommendation looks like (areas to make sure you cover, how to quantify the recommended person's awesomeness) and an example of a great (though probably too long) recommendation letter. If your employee doesn't already have a copy of the book to loan you, you may want to buy it - or buy a copy for him.