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Sponsored by Hult International Business School, the EFMD Special Interest Group (SIG) took a fresh look at what leaders in organisations do, what makes them effective and what kind of leadership development will deliver tomorrow’s leaders. The SIG focused on leaders that can build resilience but couple that with agility; who can prepare for an uncertain future whilst dealing with immediate challenges of disruption and competition that can emerge from surprising places, and largely unknown sources.

Discover the 2019 “Innovation in Leadership” report conclusions.

In addition, you can also consult the 2019 “Innovation in Leadership” literature review.

The overall goal was to advance thinking about the critical area of leadership, in concrete and context, whilst cultivating the practices that will encourage innovation and development into the future. The SIG acknowledges the latest research and best practices.

Twelve companies built a powerful, strategic partnership within the SIG to share both the challenges they face, as well as the initiatives they had planned. The output are examples of actual practice, set in a contextual frame that examined three areas: leadership practice, the digital mindset and global trends.

These discussions culminated in eight agreed beliefs that would influence the future of leadership development, and in the creation of a number of case studies around innovation. Global Focus magazine goes some way to illustrating the impact and influence of these belief, including cases from Baloise group, Bayer, Nokia and Siemens.

The outcomes of this SIG are shared within the wider network through the Future Series Webinars:

  • Why Innovation in Leadership is important - Eight transformational beliefs by Nokia
  • Innovation in Leadership - Case studies from Bayer and L’Oreal
  • Innovation in Leadership - Case studies from La Baloise and Siemens

If you are interested in viewing one or all of these, please contact Caroline Malvaux

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