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"Leadership" reader

Everyone is talking about leadership. But what are the common approaches, camps, and theories? What is current, what are the new classics, and what is obsolete? The crisis and the latest Web 2.0 developments have not rendered the topic any less relevant. Which school of thought is closest to yours? Which approach informs your actions as a manager? The five-part reader “Leadership,” with its overview of approaches, developments and trends, provides references and guidance to help you anchor your own point of view. Read a summary here of the various sections that have been published quarterly since April 2010.


Web 2.0 & Leadership

Some compare the evolving Web to the revolution of the Gutenberg press. How does the Web shape the role and understanding of leadership? What are key challenges and opportunities? What mindsets, skills and knowledge are necessary? "The Leadership Implications of the Evolving Web," provides and analyzes over 300 pioneer examples from the private, public and non-profit sector in Germany, Europe and the US.
Aim of the study is to enable managers from all sectors to anticipate changes and proactively take advantage of opportunities that are emerging. 
Target group for this publication are people in leadership positions in organizations across all sectors – from managers in executive and supervisory boards, operations, human resources to academics and practitioners, advisers and policymakers.

The Study "Web 2.0 & Leadership" is available in English as E-Book.


Best-practice study

What makes a leadership development program successful? This is the question investigated in the study “Principles and Patterns of Best Practices in Leadership Development.” The study crystallizes patterns and principles of effective leadership development programs by comparing best practices. It considers programs in the private, public, nonprofit and emerging multi-stakeholder sectors in the United States, the oldest and simultaneously most innovative market for such programs. Findings have already been presented at the International Leadership Association conference in Prague, the MBA Konferenz 2010 in Berlin, and most recently in the form of a webinar (see also details under “Global classroom/webinar”).

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MBA Study

What do future, current and past MBA students expect? Students wish for more content on leadership, ethics and sustainability. More than two third of MBA-students in Germany would like to see a reform of the MBA education. For 85% leadership modules are essential in their MBAs. The survey highlights expectations by MBA students and consequences for MBA design and has been conducted among 700 MBA students together with SWOP Berlin.
Only available in German and on the German homepage.

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