|Defining Moments - What Every Leader Should Know About Balancing Life|
|Date||September 26-27, 2011|
Corporate Learning Network Partner members only
Kees van der Graaf has worked 32 years for Unilever. In his last position he was as member of the Unilever Executive and the Unilever board responsible for the Business group Europe. In 2008 he joined IMD as an Executive-in-Residence, where he was stimulated to write down the stories of his last 15 years as a senior executive, as family man and as someone active in society. This has resulted in the book “ Defining moments, what every leader should know about balancing life”. This book will be published in May 2011. In the Discovery event I will share some of these stories about creating a dynamic balance in your life with the audience. I will explore ways to transfer these insights that I gained to the audience.
At the same time I will share further learnings from the more than 100 CEO interviews that Prof Tom Malnight and I have conducted over the last 18 months, and confront them with my own experience. I will engage the attendees in a discussion about what it takes to become a more effective leader in the future, capable of dealing with the challenges that both organizations and theit leadership teams will face in the 5-10 years from now.
Kees van der Graaf is co-director of the IMD Global Center: Competing in a connected future