Leadership in the era of self-managed organisations

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us with a unique opportunity to stand back and look at the world of work in a new light. Many assumptions about the way we structure organisations and how we run them have come into question. The role of leaders is under more scrutiny than ever before. Lessons from home working…

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More than just compliance


EFMD launches the Quality Assurance Academy. By Ulrich Hommel, Ivana Marinkovic and Benjamin Stévenin.   Quality assurance (QA) professionals are in short supply these days. As more and more business schools invest in international positioning, so demand is rising for professional talent capable of managing accreditation projects, leading ranking initiatives, driving the pursuit of topical…

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EFMD GN launches the Career Professionals Development Institute


By Ulrich Hommel and Amber Wigmore Alvarez.   EFMD Professional Development and Highered will launch a new training programme this autumn, the Career Professionals Development Institute (CPDI). The inaugural edition will take place on 20-22 November 2019 at Luiss Business School in Rome, immediately following the EFMD Career Services Conference. Next stop is likely to…

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The quest for effective performance management


Edna Diez and Revathi Raghavan argue that to work properly performance management needs to shift from being an evaluative tool to one that grows and develops people.   Organisations are constantly in search for that one idea that will solve their ailments. Buzzwords such as agile, feedback culture, team versus individual performance, check-ins and so…

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Professional development in a changing world

Ivana Marinkovic, Associate Director, EFMD Global Network Central and Eastern Europe Eric Cornuel, CEO and Director General, EFMD.   Today management education and development is about fostering purpose-led organisations that are driven by innovative, agile and responsible leaders ready to face the challenges of an uncertain and ever-changing future. Shaping the leaders of tomorrow is…

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Achieving change in HE professional support

Professor Edward Byrne argues that professional services resources must be aligned and focused on meeting future strategic needs and describes how he has approached this issue at three world-class higher education institutes.   At King’s College London our core mission statement is “to make the world a better place”. A grand aim, indeed, and a…

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The Global Workplace – A Compassion- Free Zone?

Michael Jenkins outlines a new initiative to convince managers that compassion and caring are not ‘pink and fluffy’ irrelevances but key tools for business success At a conference recently I gave a presentation on Roffey Park’s research into caring and compassionate leadership. I was struck by the feedback I received from a group of three…

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GMAC & EFMD – Admissions Institute for New Professionals Europe

EFMD & GMAC will be combining their admissions experience and business school need to launch the Admissions Institute for New Professionals (AINP) Europe. (www.gmac.com/ainpeurope) We will be recruiting admissions professionals, with six to 36 months experience in an admissions function, to be part of the 2016 class. Look out for more details over the next…

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