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?

Santiago Iniguez - Dean of IE Business School

Interview with Santiago Iñiguez, Dean of IE Business School

Santiago Iñiguez is the Dean of IE Business School. He has been portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. Iñiguez is Professor of Strategic Management at IE Business School, and in addition to case studies on business management, he is ...

MBAT - Learning on the Job

MBAs Learn On The Job

Everyone knows that a top-flight MBA equips you with the tools to join the business elite, setting up and running your own company, or taking your place around the boardroom or partnership table. But how useful is it in training you how to handle the more mundane—if essential—projects that actually ...

Prof Henry Mintzberg - The Middle Management Crunch

The Middle Management Crunch

In the international HR community, a group of professionals traditionally noted for a collegiate, sharing approach to their work, a potentially messy conflict is brewing. On one side of the philosophical divide are those that believe that all employees should be regarded as ‘talent’. And on the other are the ...

First Past the Post

First Past the Post

Perhaps it’s because the Olympic torch is about to start wending its way across Britain (albeit for most of the way in the back of a truck), but there seems to have been an increasing interest in teaching the business aspects of sport recently. EMLYON business school in France, for ...

Teaching Leadership to MBAs, European Style

Teaching Leadership to MBAs, European Style

I often wonder about the MBA challenge that comes with sticking a couple of hundred bright and ambitious young professionals in a room, and hoping they will all get along and support one another. Surely there will be personality conflicts, cultural clashes, competition for recognition, and more than the odd ...

Hollywood guide to better business

The Hollywood Guide to Better Business

You can never afford to stop learning in business, but where do you go to get cutting edge insight into effective negotiation, team building or entrepreneurship? Do you really need to invest time and money in an MBA program? Or should you just grab a Coke and a bucket of ...

Whetting the Appetite of MBAs

Whetting the Appetite of MBAs

Running a business where client demand for your product exceeds supply by a ratio of 250 to 1 may seem like an enviable business model to many MBA students. At its peak, Ferran Adria’s elBulli restaurant in Spain was fielding close to two million requests a year for one of ...

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