From grit to pearl: Enhancing the role and influence of the L&D professional
What do L&D professionals need to do to improve their influence and reposition themselves as strategic partners to the business? Lee Waller and Inge Wels share the findings of recent research which aims to understand how the profession can tackle these challenges.
Experiential learning: key to developing responsible leaders
Why is there so much interest in developing responsible business leaders? Matt Gitsham and Lee Waller look at the role of experiential learning in building a new breed of leaders who put creating value for society on an equal footing with creating value for shareholders.
Working with risk in practice and in principle
A new research report from Ashridge looks at how managers define and work with risk and provides practical advice on how they can work with the complexity it presents. Trudi West and Dev Mookherjee share their findings
Made to measure: Designing the corporate strategy function
Jo Whitehead and Felix Barber, Directors of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, teach on a range of strategy programmes at Ashridge Business School. In this article they provide insights from their extensive research and consulting to Heads of Strategy.
Case study: Identifying and accelerating talent at Novo Nordisk
An innovative development programme is helping Novo Nordisk accelerate its talent pipeline as it battles to help countries across the globe tackle the pressing issue of diabetes. The organisation is working closely with Ashridge to identify and prepare the people who are ready to ‘step up’ into challenging new roles in a diverse and fast-moving environment.
The Big Question
In an interconnected world, how important is it for tomorrow’s leaders to experience working abroad? In this issue of 360°, we introduce ‘The Big Question’ – a new column where we will be debating some of the hot topics in leadership and management.
Leadership Development in Africa: Challenges and opportunities
How can organisations in Africa develop the leadership skills they need to seize the unprecedented opportunities for economic growth in the region? This was the focus of a fascinating debate held at Ashridge, attended by former President of South Africa FW de Klerk and Dr Nkosana Moyo, founder and executive chair of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies.
A round up of: Ongoing research; New research projects; Sharing our Thought Leadership; New books and Forthcoming events.