Preparing Chinese Managers for Global Leadership

As Chinese business goes global it is time to start training its managers for leadership in a global business world say Jørgen Thorsell, Justin Bridge and Fiona Gardner. In 1978 Deng Xiaoping, the reformist then leader of China, began introducing, very slowly, a market system into what was and still is in many ways a…

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Executive Development: Evolutionary Revolution

Evolution, revolution? Whatever is happening, Jørgen Thorsell, Justin Bridge and Fiona Gardner describe big changes in the way we are developing executives. Dramatic revolutions that happen with a “bang” are often less dangerous than evolutionary changes that creep in over time. Such incremental changes often go unnoticed – with catastrophic consequences. Think of Kodak and…

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Executive Development: A Cry for Immediate Impact

Jørgen Thorsell and Justin Bridge explore new perspectives on achieving immediate impact from executive development. Executive development is no longer simply about offering learning that leads to new insights and changed behaviour. Today it is about creating immediate impact in support of change. The challenge is how executive development can keep up with the demands…

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