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The Future of Leadership Development
Corporate Needs and the Role of Business Schools
Edited by Jordi Canals
 
 
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16 Dec 2010
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There is an acute sense that the current financial crisis is a crisis of leadership, both at the government level and the corporate level. The meltdown of financial markets and the fall of very powerful and old firms since 2008 highlight the need to rethink the essence of business leadership, some central issues in leadership and governance (such as globalization, the basic traits of human behavior, ethics and character, and a broader view of the firm), and the role of business schools in helping firms develop the leaders of the future. It is true that the work in the field of management over the past decades has been rich and diverse. At the same time, one wonders whether management scholars and universities could do more in making their models and programs more effective in promoting a better leadership in business and society.

Based on the papers of a major international conference held at IESE in 2008 around this topic, this book brings together the perspectives of deans of top international business schools, leading scholars in different fields of management and leadership, and those of CEOs and senior HR leaders. The deans' perspectives highlight what the key contributions of business school have been and should be in the future, including some thoughtful reflections on the value of MBA programs. Management scholars reflect on the need to consider broader models that could include some of today's most complex issues in the business world (globalization, the role of the firm in society, leadership as a process around people). The business leaders' perspectives highlight some changing corporate needs in leadership development and key leadership capabilities that need to be promoted in the next few years.


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There is an acute sense that the current financial crisis is a crisis of leadership, both at the government level and the corporate level. The meltdown of financial markets and the fall of very powerful and old firms since 2008 highlight the need to rethink the essence of business leadership, some central issues in leadership and governance (such as globalization, the basic traits of human behavior, ethics and character, and a broader view of the firm), and the role of business schools in helping firms develop the leaders of the future. It is true that the work in the field of management over the past decades has been rich and diverse. At the same time, one wonders whether management scholars and universities could do more in making their models and programs more effective in promoting a better leadership in business and society.

Based on the papers of a major international conference held at IESE in 2008 around this topic, this book brings together the perspectives of deans of top international business schools, leading scholars in different fields of management and leadership, and those of CEOs and senior HR leaders. The deans' perspectives highlight what the key contributions of business school have been and should be in the future, including some thoughtful reflections on the value of MBA programs. Management scholars reflect on the need to consider broader models that could include some of today's most complex issues in the business world (globalization, the role of the firm in society, leadership as a process around people). The business leaders' perspectives highlight some changing corporate needs in leadership development and key leadership capabilities that need to be promoted in the next few years.


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'It would be important to know the thoughts of these leaders of leadership development regardless of whether they carried any merit - as they all carry crucial influence. The bonus is, of course, that they do know what they are talking about.' - Developing Leaders


Contents



Introduction; J.Canals
PART I: THE DEANS' PERSPECTIVE
Globalization Strategies for Business Schools; F.Brown
Towards Better Leadership Development Processes: New Corporate and Societal Challenges for Business Schools; J.Canals
Collaborative Leadership: A New Perspective for Leadership Development; A.de Meyer
The New Landscape for MBA Programs; S.Datar
The Enduring Value of the MBA Program; D.Jain
Renewing the Model of the Contemporary Business School; P.Nueno
PART II: NEW CHALLENGES IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: THE SCHOLARS' PERSPECTIVE
Globalization of Business Education; P.Ghemawat
Leadership Development in Business Schools: An Agenda for Change; J.Pfeffer
A Humanistic View of Management and Decision Making; J.M.Rosanas
Towards a New Theory of the Firm: Its Impact in Leadership Development; A.Argandona
PART III: THE CEO'S PERSPECTIVE: WHAT COMPANIES EXPECT FROM LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT? WHAT SENIOR EXECUTIVES AND BUSINESS SCHOOLS CAN DO?
Leadership Development and Talent Transfer in a Global World; M.J.Prats
How to Develop and Promote Leadership from the Top; N.Chinchilla & M.Las Heras


Authors

JORDI CANALS is the Dean and Professor of General Management at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain. His areas of expertize include corporate strategy and corporate governance. He is the author of several books and articles, including Universal banking (1996), Managing corporate growth (2000) and Building Respected Companies (2010). He was a Fulbright Scholar, a Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School and a Visiting Scholar at The World Bank and The Brookings Institution, and a member of the government commission on corporate governance reform in Spain.