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The Harvard-IESE Committee: (L to R) Professors Pankaj Ghemawat, Carl Kester, Richard Vietor, Pedro Nueno and Eric Weber / Photo: Quim Roser

52nd Annual Meeting of the Harvard-IESE Committee

Harvard-IESE Committee identifies key competencies for 2025

Globalization, digital disruption, geopolitical uncertainty and the upkeep of skills and knowledge. These are just a few of the challenges facing CEOs today.

But what about tomorrow? What will business leaders be grappling with in 2025? And how to prepare for the future today?

These were the issues debated by the Harvard-IESE Committee this week. A distinguished panel that included Harvard Professors W. Carl Kester and Richard H. K. Vietor together with IESE’s Pankaj GhemawatPedro Nueno and Eric Weber, convened in Barcelona to discuss the profile of global business leaders 10 years from now.

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MBA Program: 50 Years Forging Leaders

In 1963 a big idea took shape. An idea that would help define the careers of business executives all over the world. An idea that would impact the lives of thousands of people. An idea as simple, and as complex, as inspiring business leaders to have a positive and lasting impact on the world around them.

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The Exploit-Explore Sweet Spot

Ent6584Kodak, Polaroid, Sears, Britannica/Encarta were once legends. Then they became history. “Those that are the best, when there is a technical change or other discontinuity, there is a huge crisis. They either die or are reborn,” Professor Michael Tushman of Harvard Business School told an audience of IESE alumni on Monday, September 15, 2014.

In the case of Sears, it was the Wal-Mart tsunami. For others it was a change or discontinuity of a similar magnitude. “So what is it that happens when the world shifts?” he asked the audience. Complacency, short-term business thinking, and lack of investment and research can stymy a company’s fortunes. As well as a stagnant, inward looking culture and poor leadership.

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51st Annual Meeting of the Harvard-IESE Committee

Charting the Next 50 years of Leadership Development

Following the 50th anniversary of its alliance, on May 23, 2014, the Harvard-IESE Committee initiates the next half-century of knowledge exchange and reflection on the future of management education.

Returning to Boston, the city that hosted the committee’s first meeting in 1963, this year members will discuss the latest topics in business education including trends in MBA programs, and how course development and case writing is evolving with technology.

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5 Trends that Will Shape the Future of Leadership Education

24/04/2014.-Business leaders and educators joined forces on April 3-4 at IESE Business School for a two-day Global Leadership Conference, tasked with rethinking how businesses should respond to the challenges of today´s highly disruptive and uncertain environment. A key factor will be how successfully business education itself can adapt and develop leaders with enhanced entrepreneurial and innovation competencies to meet these challenges.

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Pushing Companies Out of Their Comfort Zone

08/04/2014.-“Innovation is useless unless it matters. And it matters when it differentiates you in the eyes of all your stakeholders,” stated Bruno di LeoIBM Global VP Sales and Distribution, to an audience of IESE alumni and fellow executives at the 2014 Global Leadership Conference last Friday. If innovation is an idea that creates value, he said, and entrepreneurship the engine that turns them into companies, most executives believe that both traits are key to corporate growth, in today’s globalized context.

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Falling into Step in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

04/04/2014.-For companies and business schools alike, innovation and entrepreneurship are taking center stage. Scholars and business leaders came together at IESE Business School to share their experiences in integrating these two areas into their culture and business models and how their synergies in leadership development can take on the challenges of an uncertain and complex global business environment.

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Nitin Nohria: “This will be a global century”

14/01/2014.-“If the 20th century was an American century and the 19th the European, the 21st century will be global century that no one country will dominate,” predicted Nitin Nohria, HBS Dean at a special session marking the 50th anniversary of HBS-IESE Committee.

In his talk, “Innovative Leadership: Learning from Asian Companies,” Nohria discussed how the competitive advantages enjoyed by emerging countries have moved beyond low labor costs. Today Asia boasts much more, including innovative management and leadership.

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