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June 2017

By Knut Haanaes, Howard H. Yu, Jennifer Jordan, Karine Avagyan with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Martin Reeves, José Lopez.

Over 50 executives attended a recent IMD Discovery Event on approaches to strategy. Participants gained insights into how long-lasting companies thrive and renew themselves, often by balancing...

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May 2017

By Tawfik Jelassi, Karine Avagyan with Michelle Perrinjaquet.
Contributors: Lars Häggström, Feena May.

Forty-five participants from 32 companies recently attended an IMD Discovery Event to find out what characterizes a high-turbulence environment, how to lead and drive change in the face of adversity,...

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May 2017

By Michael R. Wade, Andrew Tarling, Remy El Assir
Contributor: Rainer Neubauer.

Over 90 executives attended a recent IMD Discovery Event to learn about the leadership knowledge, skills and behaviors required to succeed in a digitally disruptive environment. New research from the...

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March 2017

By Howard H. Yu, Knut Haanaes, Jayanth Narayanan, Ivy Buche with Lindsay McTeague.

Around 70 executives recently took part in a highly participative IMD Discovery Event to understand the concept of open innovation that is currently democratizing invention and product development, by...

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March 2017

By Martha L. Maznevski, Charles Dhanaraj, Anouk Lavoie Orlick with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Phillipe Jost, Sebastian Pons Miquel, Ebru Katip.

Almost 100 executives attended a recent Discovery Event to find out how global organizations can create successful collaboration patterns and networks. Professors Martha Maznevski and Charles Dhanaraj...

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March 2017

By Anand Narasimhan, Stéphane J. G. Girod, Knut Haanaes, Nancy Lane with Susan Stehli.

Participants from around the world gathered at an IMD Discovery Event in September 2016 to learn how companies can bridge the capability gaps that prevent them from benefitting fully from an...

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December 2016

By Stefan Michel, Michael Sorell with Michelle Perrinjaquet.

In April 2016, around 60 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event to discuss pricing excellence from different perspectives and to explore recent case studies from both B2B and B2C markets.         ...

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December 2016

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, James E. Henderson, Howard H. Yu, William A. Fischer, Karine Avagyan with Susan Stehli.

In 2014 the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched the Global Partnerships for Humanitarian Impact and Innovation (GPHI2) to promote the development of innovative solutions to...

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October 2016

By Michael R. Wade, Jialu Shan, Andrew Tarling
Contributors: Jeff Loucks, James Macaulay, Andy Noronha, Joel Barbier.

In  May  2016,  around 80 executives from 42 global organizations attended an IMD Discovery  Event hosted by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation.  The aim of the event was to explore...

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September 2016

By Michael R. Wade, Jialu Shan with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Jeff Loucks, James Macaulay, Andy Noronha.

  In February 2016, around 70 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event hosted by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. The purpose was to shed light on strategic responses to digita...

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August 2016

By Cyril Bouquet, William A. Fischer, Howard H. Yu, Michael Sorell with Susan Stehli.

  In March 2016, 68 participants gathered at IMD to learn about how A.L.I.E.N. thinking could help them transform their businesses and industries. They came away with tools to help them connect with...

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July 2016

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Ivy Buche with Michelle Perrinjaquet.
Contributors: Marc Laperrouza, Shuaihua Cheng, Lu Xiankun, Jean-Guy Carrier, Marion Jansen, Félix Sutter, Yeroen Van der Leer.

  In February 2016, senior strategy executives attended an IMD Discovery Event to learn more about China’s “One Belt – One Road” initiative, potentially the most dramatic transformation of the world...

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July 2016

By Salvatore Cantale, Karine Avagyan with Susan Stehli.

  In January 2016, 26 executives from 18 companies participated in an event aimed at demystifying finance for non-finance people and highlighting the influence that managers from different areas of th...

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April 2016

By Carlos Cordon, Michael Sorell with Susan Stehli.
Contributors: Pau Garcia-Milà, Shawn Fedun.

  In November 2015, about 140 participants gathered to learn about the impact that big data is having on real businesses from a variety of industries all over the world. They came away with tools to...

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March 2016

By Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Carlos Cordon, Athanasios Kondis

  In September 2015, almost 100 senior executives with diverse industry backgrounds and expertise attended an IMD Discovery Event on digital and social media. They had the opportunity to analyze how...

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March 2016

By Albrecht Enders, Anouk Lavoie Orlick with Michelle Perrinjaquet.
Contributors: Andreas König, Christian Grobe.

  Over 50 participants from all over the world gathered at IMD in September 2015 to hear how the Sharing Economy is ushering in new business paradigms in traditional industries such as rental...

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January 2016

By Charles Dhanaraj, Thomas W. Malnight, Anand Narasimhan, Goutam Challagalla, Ivy Buche with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Chandrasekhar Sripada, Ravindra P. Jaiswal, Norbert Raschle, Michael Enderle.

  A Discovery Event in June 2015 stimulated discussion of the broad changes in the Indian economic landscape as the Narendra Modi-led reform-minded, pro-business government completed its first year in...

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January 2016

By Arturo Bris, Michael Sorell with Susan Stehli.
Contributors: José Caballero, Christos Cabolis.

  In June 2015, 25 participants gathered in Lausanne for a Discovery Event about the difference between country and business competitiveness and how together they can drive growth for society.    ...

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October 2015

By Seán Meehan, Christopher Zintel with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Charlie Dawson, Tim Mason.

  I n April 2015, more than 50 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event that explored what organizations can do to become and remain customer-led. The participants – senior managers from a variety o...

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October 2015

By Donald A. Marchand, Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Michael R. Wade, Anouk Lavoie Orlick with Susan Stehli.
Contributors: Jim Barrington, Christian Bucheli, Filippo Passerini.

  Over 100 participants from all over the world gathered at IMD in May 2015 to hear Professors Michael Wade and Donald Marchand, along with their guest speakers, talk about “Digital Business Disruptio...

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March 2015

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Robert Hooijberg, Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Anand Narasimhan, Paul Strebel, Athanasios Kondis

  On October 7, 2014, two days after the first round of the Brazilian general election, The Evian Group@IMD organized a one-day event dedicated to the seventh biggest world economy. Twenty-one...

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March 2015

By Daniel R. Denison, Anand Narasimhan, Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Ivy Buche
Contributor: Jorrit Volkers.

  Over 100 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event on November 6-7, 2014, to explore how organization design can support a high performance organization. Participants were taken on a journey throug...

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March 2015

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, William A. Fischer, Maury A. Peiperl, Charles Dhanaraj, Daina Mazutis, Christopher Zintel
Contributors: Peter Maurer, Yves Daccord, Pascal Hundt, Nik Gowing.

  In October 2014, 90 leaders from the private sector, academia, research institutes and humanitarian organizations participated in an event at IMD that launched the Global Partnerships for Humanitari...

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March 2015

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, William A. Fischer, Maury A. Peiperl, Charles Dhanaraj, Daina Mazutis, Christopher Zintel
Contributors: Peter Maurer, Yves Daccord, Pascal Hundt, Nik Gowing.

  In October 2014, 90 leaders from the private sector, academia, research institutes and humanitarian organizations participated in an event at IMD that launched the Global Partnerships for Humanitari...

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February 2015

By George Kohlrieser, Anouk Lavoie Orlick with Michelle Perrinjaquet.
Contributor: Rosa Luisa Rossi.

  At an IMD Discovery Event held in September 2014, more than 200 industry leaders gathered to hear Professor Kohlrieser speak about resilience in high-performing leadership. Every manager experiences...

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February 2015

By Ugo Panizza, Arturo Bris, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Ivy Buche

  In September 2014, about 39 executives, academics and representatives from governments attended a stimulating debate organized by the Evian Group@IMD. Moderated by Professor Braga, a panel of speake...

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January 2015

By Howard H. Yu, Thomas W. Malnight, Ben Bryant, Sophie Coughlan with Michelle Perrinjaquet.

  Thirty learning and development (L&D) professionals met at IMD on 27 and 28 November 2014 to participate in IMD’s second Co-creating Global Transformation Journeys event. The event reflected IMD’s...

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December 2014

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Athanasios Kondis
Contributors: Clemens Boonekamp, Michael Gadbaw, Aluisio de Lima-Campos, John Magnus, Vera Thorstensen, Claus Zimmermann.

  In July 2014, about 60 participants attended a debate organized by The Evian Group@IMD. A panel of speakers, moderated by Professor Carlos Braga, engaged in a discussion with participants about ways...

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December 2014

By Donald A. Marchand, Michael R. Wade, Fang Liu with Susan Stehli.
Contributors: Lita Sands, Achim Plueckebaum.

  Almost 100 participants from all over the world part in a Discovery Event on Digital Business Transformation in May 2014, where IMD Professors Donald Marchand and Michael Wade shared the latest...

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October 2014

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Ivy Buche with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Simon Evenett, Alejandro Jara.

  In June 2014, about 70 executives, academics and representatives from governments and civil society attended a thought-provoking debate organized by The Evian Group@IMD. A panel of speakers, moderat...

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October 2014

By Robert Hooijberg, Nancy Lane with Michelle Perrinjaquet.
Contributor: John Antonakis.

  Ninety-one executives gathered at IMD on 3-4 June 2014 to learn about the importance of “nonsexy” or instrumental leadership. Professors Hooijberg and Antonakis shared their latest research, followe...

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September 2014

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Howard H. Yu, Charles Dhanaraj, Nancy Lane with Lindsay McTeague.

  Thirty-five executives gathered at IMD on April 3-4 to learn about the implications of the shift in economic and political power back to Asia. Four IMD professors, along with guests Simon PEH Yun-lu...

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August 2014

By James E. Henderson, Charles Dhanaraj, Karine Avagyan with Michelle Perrinjaquet.

  In March 2014, 79 participants from 50 companies attended an IMD Discovery Event that focused on the challenges involved in making strategic partnerships work.   To read the full article, click here...

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August 2014

By Martha L. Maznevski, Charles Dhanaraj, Christopher Zintel with Lindsay McTeague.

  In May 2014, almost 100 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event that explored the topic of global leadership. In a highly interactive session, the participants – senior managers from a variety of...

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May 2014

By Michael D. Watkins, Anouk Lavoie Orlick with Susan Stehli.

  At an IMD Discovery Event in February 2014, Michael Watkins presented “Taking Charge in New Leadership Roles: The First 90 Days.” An audience of around 100 senior managers hailing from a variety of...

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May 2014

By Bettina Büchel, Michael Sorell
Contributor: Zsuzsa Tungli.

  More than 100 executives took part in the IMD global mindset survey during the Orchestrating Winning Performance program in 2013, and several gave interviews. The results reveal that some individual...

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April 2014

By Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood, Athanasios Kondis with Susan Stehli.

In November 2013, 70 senior executives with diverse background and expertise attended an IMD Discovery Event on frugal innovation where they had the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of frug...

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March 2014

By Anand Narasimhan, Albrecht Enders, Donald A. Marchand, Seán Meehan, Michael R. Wade, Nancy Lane with Susan Stehli.

  Twenty-eight learning and development (L&D) professionals gathered at IMD on November 7-8, 2013 to participate in our inaugural Cocreating Transformation Journeys event. The event represented IMD’s...

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March 2014

By Albrecht Enders, Christopher Zintel with Susan Stehli.
Contributor: Andreas König.

  In October 2013, more than 40 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event that explored why theory matters. The participants – senior managers from a variety of companies and industries – reflected...

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January 2014

By Bettina Büchel, Michael Sorell

  Executives from around the world took part in a global mindset survey during the 2013 Orchestrating Winning Performance program. Based on their responses, we identified five critical sources of...

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December 2013

By Daina Mazutis, Donald A. Marchand, Christopher Zintel
Contributors: Jim Barrington, Sylvia Ischer.

In June 2013, more than 180 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event that explored the issue of leadership and character. The participants – senior leaders from a variety of industries and companies...

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October 2013

By J. Stewart Black, Manjith Manohar with Susan Stehli.

In May 2013, 40 participants gathered at an IMD Discovery event on how to attract and retain talented employees and leaders by adapting to the changing business environment and offering a compelling...

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October 2013

By Wolfgang Ulaga, Athanasios Kondis with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Chloé Renault, Franck Estoquié, Heiko Gebauer, Erik Grab, Stephan März, Patrick Soler, Hans Van der Velden.

  At an IMD Discovery Event in April 2013, 75 participants reflected on the challenges of building a service-centric organization, discovered some of the best practices of leading companies and...

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October 2013

By Nuno Fernandes, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Arturo Bris, Theodore Peridis, Michael Sorell with Michelle Perrinjaquet.
Contributors: Ugo Panizza, George Gabritsos.

  More than 40 executives attended this discovery event on the European crisis. Topics included an overview of the macroeconomic European realities and political outlook, contrasting viewpoints from...

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September 2013

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Leif M. Sjöblom, Howard H. Yu, Karine Avagyan with Susan Stehli.

  In May 2013, 43 participants attended a Discovery Event on trends in emerging economies in the context of the global economy and the opportunities and challenges of developing business in these...

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September 2013

By Bettina Büchel, Albrecht Enders, William A. Fischer, Howard H. Yu, Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood, L. Valikangas, Julian Birkinshaw
Contributors: Robert Burgelman, L. Valikangas, Costas Markides, Julian Birkinshaw, Henry Chesbrough.

  In March 2013, around 300 participants, including top management scholars, consultants and business leaders, attended a special conference for the Strategic Management Society, hosted by IMD and CER...

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August 2013

By Suzanne C. De Janasz, Michael D. Watkins, Christopher Zintel with Susan Stehli.

  At an IMD Discovery Event in February 2013, more than 150 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event that explored what it takes for leaders to negotiate and manage conflict effectively both inside...

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July 2013

By Ben Bryant, Anouk Lavoie Orlick with Michelle Perrinjaquet.

  In June 2012, some 200 members of the IMD Corporate Learning Network gathered for a special Discovery Event on leadership. For a day and a half, participants had a chance to network and to explore...

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June 2013

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Christopher Zintel, Richard Eames with Lindsay McTeague.

  In January 2013, The Evian Group@IMD convened a public debate in Lausanne during which five of the nine candidates to become the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) outlined...

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May 2013

By Leif M. Sjöblom, Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood, Christopher Zintel with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Stéphane Paquier, Jonathan Ledgard, Ramon Bastida, Terrence Taylor, Nganga Wanjohi, Hischam El-Agamy.

In November 2012, more than 40 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event that delved into some of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Africa, the third fastest growing region in the...

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March 2013

By George Kohlrieser, Nancy Lane with Susan Stehli.

  At an IMD Discovery Event in September 2012, more than 170 leaders met at IMD for the “Care to Dare” Discovery Event during which Professor George Kohlrieser explained why caring and daring is so...

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February 2013

By William A. Fischer, Fang Liu with Michelle Perrinjaquet.
Contributors: Estelle Métayer, Pekka A. Viljakainen.

  In March 2012, more than 50 participants attended The Idea Hunter discovery event at which Professor Bill Fischer shared his I-D-E-A tool for hunting new ideas – the roots of innovation. Being an...

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January 2013

By Daniel R. Denison, Stewart Hamilton, Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood, Howard H. Yu with Michelle Noguchi.
Contributor: Ann Zhang.

  In May 2012, more than 30 participants gathered at a Discovery Event to share IMD’s latest research and perspectives on doing business in China. Participants included representatives from a variety ...

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January 2013

By Bettina Büchel, Michael Sorell

  In June 2012, around 500 executives gathered at IMD for the week-long Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program. OWP stimulates participants by challenging beliefs and existing practices. It...

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December 2012

By Stefan Michel, Arturo Bris, Howard H. Yu, Michael Sorell with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributor: Yves-Laurent Grize.

  In February 2012, more than 75 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event that presented an overview of behavioral finance, behavioral pricing and related fields. Participants’ eyes were opened to t...

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September 2012

By Peter A. Wuffli, Dominique Turpin, Didier Cossin, Nuno Fernandes, Philip Rosenzweig, Paul Strebel
Contributors: Andrew Gould, Gerard Kleisterlee, Tan Sri Datuk Zarinah Anwar, Oba Otudeko, Alfred Gantner.

On November 17 and 18, 2011, IMD hosted its annual flagship CEO Roundtable, attended by more than 70 of the world’s most influential industry leaders, CEOs and chairmen. They discovered the latest...

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August 2012

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Carine Dunand

  During The Evian Group @ IMD Taskforce meeting in February 2012, participants debated the challenges of the global governance of trade in terms of justice, equity and solidarity. The event brought...

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August 2012

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann with Michelle Noguchi.
Contributor: Michael Spence.

  On 30 January 2012 The Evian Group @ IMD welcomed Nobel Laureate Michael Spence for an evening discussion about his recently released book, The Next Convergence. IMD alumni, Corporate Learning Netwo...

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July 2012

By Joachim Schwass, Albrecht Enders, Didier Cossin, Benoit F. Leleux, Fang Liu
Contributors: Tingcai Yao, Hao Gao, Andreas König, Francis Alexander Scott.

  The 2012 annual Family Business Forum in February brought together more than 170 family business owners, employees and other stakeholders from 35 countries at IMD. This year, IMD faculty members...

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May 2012

By Ginka Toegel, Fang Liu, Sophie Coughlan with Michelle Perrinjaquet.

  At an IMD Discovery Event in September 2011, more than 40 participants gathered to discover what makes a successful leadership dyad and how to improve interaction, synergy and effectiveness in their...

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May 2012

By Bettina Büchel, Michael Sorell

  In June 2011, 480 executives gathered at IMD for one week at Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP). The OWP program stimulates participants by challenging beliefs and existing practices It provide...

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May 2012

By Shlomo Ben-Hur, Philippe Margery
Contributors: Shawn Fedun, Andrew Rutsch, Gordon Shenton.

  At an IMD Discovery Event in June 2011, Shlomo Ben-Hur and guest contributors shared their research on corporate learning and how to build an effective learning organization based on their work with...

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May 2012

By Preston C. Bottger, Michael Sorell with Michelle Perrinjaquet.
Contributors: Paul Hunter, Fran O’Hara.

  In April 2011 more than 100 participants from around the world attended an IMD Discovery Event entitled Leadership Essentials. During the two-day event, Professor Preston Bottger offered his framewo...

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May 2012

By Bettina Büchel, James E. Henderson, Cyril Bouquet, Sophie Coughlan with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributor: Per-Åke Tobiasson.

  In March 2011, 60 participants gathered at an IMD Discovery Event to learn how to better lead strategic initiatives in the face of different levels – and different types – of uncertainty: external...

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May 2012

By Joachim Schwass, Albrecht Enders, Benoit F. Leleux, Anand Narasimhan, Fang Liu with Beverley Lennox.

  At an IMD Discovery Event for family businesses in February 2011, more than 100 participants explored how leading family businesses around the globe can take advantage of business opportunities in...

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May 2012

By Anand Narasimhan, Howard H. Yu, Nancy Lane
Contributors: Joachim Hensch, Rodney Reis, Venkatesh Iyer, Sylvia Ischer.

  More than 50 participants took part in an IMD Discovery Event in November 2011 to learn about the implications of the increasingly globalized economy on organizational design. Participants discovere...

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May 2012

By Kees Van der Graaf, Michael Sorell

  At an IMD Discovery Event in September 2011, 17 executives participated in a session led by Kees van der Graaf, who described some of the personal and professional challenges that took him on a...

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May 2012

By Bettina Büchel, Fang Liu

  In June 2011, 480 executives gathered at IMD for the week-long Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP). The OWP program stimulates participants by challenging beliefs and existing practices. It...

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