Leadership

With organisations keener than ever to find people with the skills to lead in challenging times, it will come as no surprise that the world’s top business schools devote significant resources to teaching this subject.
But how do they impart the skills needed to motivate and inspire, particularly during an economic downturn?

Bob Bruner, Darden Dean

Interview with Bob Bruner, Dean of the Darden School of Business

Bob Bruner is the Dean of the Darden School of Business. A faculty member since 1982 and winner of leading teaching awards at the University of Virginia, he teaches and conducts research in finance and management.  Bruner has actively advanced Darden and the field of management education in new frontiers such as ...

Prof Kai Li - UBC Sauder

Women Directors Are Better At Mergers And Acquisitions

The more women there are on a corporate board the less a company pays for its acquisitions, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. The forthcoming Journal of Corporate Finance paper shows the cost of a successful acquisition is reduced by 15.4 per ...

Bernard Garrette - HEC paris

Interview with Bernard Garrette, Associate Dean of HEC Paris MBA

Bernard Garrette is the Associate Dean of HEC Paris MBA. He is Professor of Strategy and Business Policy, and has received the Pierre Vernimmen Teaching Award, endowed by BNP-Paribas. His research interests focus on competitive and collaborative corporate strategy, and is co-author of several books including "Alliance Strategies", which won ...

Are B-School Leaders Up to the 21st Century's Challenges?

Are Business School Leaders Up to the 21st Century’s Challenges?

Back in November, Eric Labaye, chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), was asked to speak at the Annual Forum of the Council on Business and Society, an alliance of five of the world’s top business schools. In his speech on the challenges and opportunities facing business in the 21st century, ...

Monopoly and the High Price of B-School

The High Cost of the High Price of B-School

It’s the end of the holiday season, and many of us are counting the cost of eating and drinking more than we thought possible. Nothing was worth watching on any of several hundred TV channels, and if you couldn’t face talking to your relatives any more, you may have turned ...

The Art of the MBA

The Art of the MBA

Over the past decade or so it’s become accepted in the business education world that some of the best value that MBA students get from a year or two in the classroom comes not from their chosen school’s academics but from their peers. This is why all of the leading ...

"You don't have amateur brain surgeons; why should you have amateur leaders?" Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of the London Business School

Lessons For Our Leaders

Imagine you hear about the appointment of a new CEO at a major company in which you hold shares. Instead of going for someone with in-depth experience of the sector and a track record of success running large organisations, it's decided to go for an individual who likes making speeches, ...

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