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A Conversation with Rory Simpson, Chief Learning Officer at Telefónica

May 10, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, MBAs & Executive Education, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor We start a new series this month, interviewing global influencers in the area of executive health. Short conversations that we hope will deliver deep insights. First up is Rory Simpson, Chief Learning Officer at Telefónica and Managing Director of the company’s corporate university, Universitas.   Rory, good to talk to you

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We Need a Greater Focus on the Benefits Women in Top Executive Roles Bring to Companies Rather than Doom and Gloom Over their Limited Numbers

January 24, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, Corporate Governance, MBAs & Executive EducationComments (0)

By Sucheta Nadkarni Recruiting women to corporate boards and top executive roles helps businesses find the best people and reach key consumers. There’s a risk that too much focus on doom and gloom, over the lack of such senior women in business, will veer

The Missing Puzzle Piece? How Action Learning Can Help Solve the Dual Challenge of Talent Development and Talent Sourcing

May 23, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, MBAs & Executive Education, Global Business, People Management, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Alex Makarevich, Christian Acosta-Flamma and Simon L. Dolan To win in the “war for talent”, companies can no longer rely on conventional recruitment methods that put emphasis on formal credentials. Action Learning, seems to be a rising trend that

Negotiating Advice for Women: The Problem-Solving Conversation

January 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Women in Leadership, MBAs & Executive Education, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

“You can’t improve on a skill that you’re avoiding,” says Wharton management professor Nancy Rothbard. “Many people shy away from negotiations because they associate them with conflict, but voiding them means you’ll never get better at it.” You

5 Myths about Employee Learning

September 17, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, MBAs & Executive Education, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

Here are some common misperceptions about corporate education— and how to get beyond them. Under what circumstances do organizations embrace a learning culture? You might also like: Machine Intelligence Will Shake Up Banking, But the Disruptors Won’t Be

Strategic Planning & Execution in an Uncertain World

May 22, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, MBAs & Executive Education, Global BusinessComments (1)

Setting business strategy used to be as simple as defining what the organization wanted to achieve and then laying out the steps to get there. Management used this plan to set priorities, allocate resources, assess operations, align employees, and satisfy

Challenging Stereotypes: The Women’s Executive Leadership Programme at Berkeley Executive Education

March 12, 2015 • Women in Leadership, MBAs & Executive EducationComments (0)

Interview with Laura Kray Professor of Leadership, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business UC Berkeley’s Women’s Executive Leadership Programme is unique: it was designed by women for women. The programme strikes a perfect balance between evidence-based

Through the Ceiling and Over the Cliff? Catch-22 for Women Executives

January 19, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, MBAs & Executive Education, Coaching, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

A new program for women executives combines business acumen with leadership development and career reflection. It’s an approach designed to strengthen the key skills needed for navigating the road ahead. You might also like: Releasing the Potential of All

Leading Innovation through Executive Education

November 18, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBAs & Executive Education, Special Report - Innovating the Way You Lead - World Business Forum 2014Comments (0)

Interview with Saul Estrin In today’s fast-changing global environment, business leaders need new tools to face new challenges like never before. Innovation is one such tool. Here, we pick Professor Saul Estrin’s brain about how LSE’s Department of

Incorporate Innovation into your Business Model

November 18, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBAs & Executive Education, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Special Report - Innovating the Way You Lead - World Business Forum 2014, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

Interview with Jeff Rosenthal Innovation is a surefire way to achieve growth and success for your company. Below Jeff Rosenthal, CEO of the UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education, tells us what his experience has taught him about teaching companies to