The role of universities and business schools in developing leadership

Rene Franz Henschel, David Lowe, Robert B Handfield

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When still waters become turbulent, everybody knows it is important to adjust the ship — the sails must be trimmed and loose objects tightened. If the storm continues it might be necessary to adjust the ship’s course — and maybe even find more friendly seas to explore. Key Points • The skills and competencies required for leadership differ from those required for management. • Leaders require a deep understanding of trust and relationship management. • Leaders must challenge the status quo, look to the future and develop new ideas. • Business schools and universities have recognized the importance of developing leadership skills and competencies, and offer a broad range of education and training. • This education and training specifically focuses on learning by doing, and by connecting theory and practice, by using real life cases. • Business schools and universities constantly seek to improve their courses, and are always open to input and new ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalContracting Excellence
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


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