Monday, October 31, 2011

IMD Business Forum on Leadership Transitions in Copenhagen on October 24, 2011

More than 150 IMD alumni and executives recently gathered at Deloitte in Copenhagen to discuss leadership transitions. In any new role, the first 100 days aren’t easy to manage. Yet, how a leader operates in the beginning sets the stage for achieving long-term goals.

IMD Professor Martha Maznevski and Polaris Managing Partner Jan Johan Kühl addressed the challenges that business leaders face in varying scenarios. From turnaroundsituations and re-alignment to ownership and investment, the style a leadertakes must be appropriately selected. Some situations require bold action and enforcement, while others need an understanding and open leader who will listen and delegate.

See Martha Maznevski's presentation

Professor Martha Mazevski referred to the work of IMD Professor Michael Watkins, the author of the book “The first 90 days.” For more information about his work please see the link to his Linkedin group as well a link to the OWP program in which Professor Michael Watkins will run a stream on the topic of “Career Transitions.”

Read more about Starting on the right track – The first 100 days in a recap of the latest IMD business forum.


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