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Business Forum - Dublin, November 10, 2009

  Leading at the Edge

IMD and the Alumni Club of Ireland are pleased to invite you to our upcoming IMD Business Forum event, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy, on the topic of

"Leading at the Edge:
How to Unlock Extraordinary Performance"

The welcome will be addressed by His Excellency, Ambassador of Switzerland in Ireland, Beat Loeliger.

Why do some leaders and some teams overcome impossible barriers, go beyond unbearable pressure and frustration, and persevere in order to achieve outcomes seemingly beyond reach when others would give up? The answer to that question has never been more clear. Through their desire for relentless improvement, leaders at the edge can unlock the highest levels of performance from themselves, their teams, and their organizations, making work a more exciting place to be for themselves and those around them. Leading at the edge enables people to "play to win" rather than simply "playing not to lose".

Leadership is a key challenge for Ireland in the current environment. Across all fields of endeavour in our country – economic, political and social and otherwise – there is a pressing requirement for dramatic, rapid increases in quantity and quality of leadership in order for our country to achieve a sustained recovery from the current crisis.

In this upcoming IMD Business Forum, to be led by George Kohlrieser, IMD Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior, and Hostage Negotiator, we will draw on studies of High Performance Leadership from the world of sports, business, medicine, music, theater, military, and hostage negotiation, to explore the shared attributes of effective leaders, and to develop insights into what leaders need to understand and do to create stability in an unstable world. From there we will look to bring the discussion closer to home, relating the content to our specific lcal circumstances and looking to inform the development of participants’ personal leadership agendas.

The next question is how successful do you want to be as a leader?

Join us for the forum.

George Kohlrieser



Date & Time
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Registration: 17:00 -17:30
Forum: 17:30- 21:00

No. 6 Ailesbury Road in Dublin

General Information

What is an IMD Business Forum?

IMD's Business Forums are organized by IMD throughout the world. They gather IMD's Alumni, executives and managers from companies who are members of the IMD Corporate Learning Network as well as top decision makers. Focusing on leadership, management and business issues influencing regional & global development and growth, the Forums are interactive, informative events that will also provide you with great networking opportunities. They create compelling dialogue and provide a platform for cross-industry, high-level debate and discussion. You will discover the exceptional standards we set in executive education.


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