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Marketing, Sales

Capturing Value and Avoiding Commoditization through Pricing Excellence

By Stefan Michel, Michael Sorell - 21/12/2016

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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Political Economy, Strategy, Innovation

Health in Fragile Environments

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, James E. Henderson, Howard H. Yu, William A. Fischer, Karine Avagyan - 05/12/2016

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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Innovation

Digital Business Agility and Workforce Transformation

By Michael R. Wade, Jialu Shan, Andrew Tarling - 26/10/2016

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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Innovation

Strategies for Responding to Digital Disruption

By Michael R. Wade, Jialu Shan - 02/09/2016

  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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Innovation

A.L.I.E.N. Thinking

By Cyril Bouquet, William A. Fischer, Howard H. Yu, Michael Sorell - 02/08/2016

  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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Economics

One Belt – One Road: China’s Re-Engineering of the Global Business Environment

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Ivy Buche - 14/07/2016

  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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Finance

Finance for Non-finance People

By Salvatore Cantale, Karine Avagyan - 07/07/2016

  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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Information Technology

Big Data in Real Business

By Carlos Cordon, Michael Sorell - 19/04/2016

  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 h ...

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Marketing

What Have Digital and Social Media Done to Your Strategy and What Should You Do about It?

By Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Carlos Cordon, Athanasios Kondis - 07/03/2016

  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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Innovation

The Sharing Economy: “Upending Business as Usual”

By Albrecht Enders, Anouk Lavoie Orlick - 07/03/2016

  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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Political Economy, Economics

India’s Economic Agenda, Progressing or Regressing? Navigating for Success

By Charles Dhanaraj, Thomas W. Malnight, Anand Narasimhan, Goutam Challagalla, Ivy Buche - 26/01/2016

  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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Political Economy, Economics

The Competitiveness Challenge

By Arturo Bris, Michael Sorell - 05/01/2016

  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.     Tre ...

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Organizational Design, Interpersonal Leadership

The Winner’s Tornado

By Seán Meehan, Christopher Zintel - 28/10/2015

  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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Information Technology, Innovation, Strategy

The Stark Choice of Digital Transformation: Evolve or Be Disrupted

By Donald A. Marchand, Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Michael R. Wade, Anouk Lavoie Orlick - 17/10/2015

  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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Political Economy, Economics

Brazil: What Next?

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Robert Hooijberg, Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Anand Narasimhan, Paul Strebel, Athanasios Kondis - 24/03/2015

  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 academi ...

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Organizational Design, Strategy

Designing a High Performance Organization

By Daniel R. Denison, Anand Narasimhan, Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Ivy Buche - 18/03/2015

  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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Information Technology, Innovation, Strategy

Global Partnerships for Humanitarian Impact and Innovation (2): Challenges and Opportunities

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, William A. Fischer, Maury A. Peiperl, Charles Dhanaraj, Daina Mazutis, Christopher Zintel - 01/03/2015

  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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Information Technology, Innovation, Strategy

Global Partnerships for Humanitarian Impact and Innovation (1): Nobody Can Do It Alone

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, William A. Fischer, Maury A. Peiperl, Charles Dhanaraj, Daina Mazutis, Christopher Zintel - 01/03/2015

  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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Self-Leadership, Organizational Design

Resilient Leadership: Navigating the Pressures of Modern Working Life

By George Kohlrieser, Anouk Lavoie Orlick - 28/02/2015

  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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Political Economy, Finance

Dialogues on Globalization Series Don’t Cry for Me Argentina: Implications of Unusual Sovereign Defaults

By Ugo Panizza, Arturo Bris, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Ivy Buche - 17/02/2015

  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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Organizational Design, Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

Co-Creating Global Transformation Journeys

By Howard H. Yu, Thomas W. Malnight, Ben Bryant, Sophie Coughlan - 19/01/2015

  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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Political Economy, Finance

Dialogues on Globalization Series Exchange Rates and Trade: Should the WTO Get Involved?

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Athanasios Kondis - 04/12/2014

  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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Information Technology, Innovation, Strategy

Digital Business Transformation

By Donald A. Marchand, Michael R. Wade, Fang Liu - 03/12/2014

  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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Political Economy, Economics

Dialogues on Globalization Series Is Globalization in Trouble?

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Ivy Buche - 28/10/2014

  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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Interpersonal Leadership, Organizational Design

Instrumental Leadership: The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership

By Robert Hooijberg, Nancy Lane - 28/10/2014

  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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Political Economy, Economics

Asia in the New Global Disorder

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Howard H. Yu, Charles Dhanaraj, Nancy Lane - 10/09/2014

  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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Strategy, Organizational Design

Strategic Partnerships

By James E. Henderson, Charles Dhanaraj, Karine Avagyan - 25/08/2014

  In March 2014, 79 participants from 50 companies attended an IMD Discovery Event that focused on the challenges involved in making strategic partnerships work.   Discovery Events are exclusively ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Organizational Design

Global Leadership and Global Teams

By Martha L. Maznevski, Charles Dhanaraj, Christopher Zintel - 20/08/2014

  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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Human Resources, Interpersonal Leadership, Organizational Design

Hit the Ground Running: Transitioning to New Leadership Roles

By Michael D. Watkins, Anouk Lavoie Orlick - 18/05/2014

  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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Interpersonal Leadership, Organizational Design

Global Mindset Essentials for Leaders: International Exposure and Proactiveness

By Bettina Büchel, Michael Sorell - 09/05/2014

  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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Innovation

Frugal innovation: Creating and capturing value in emerging markets

By Pasha Mahmood, Athanasios Kondis - 21/04/2014

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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Communication, Economics, Strategy, Organizational Design

Co-creating Transformation Journeys

By Anand Narasimhan, Albrecht Enders, Donald A. Marchand, Seán Meehan, Michael R. Wade, Nancy Lane - 12/03/2014

  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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Interpersonal Leadership, Team-Leadership

The Reflective Executive

By Albrecht Enders, Christopher Zintel - 03/03/2014

  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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Interpersonal Leadership

Developing a Global Mindset: The Five Keys to Success

By Bettina Büchel, Michael Sorell - 27/01/2014

  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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Team-Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Leadership and Character

By Daina Mazutis, Donald A. Marchand, Christopher Zintel - 23/12/2013

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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Human Resources

The War for Leadership Talent: Creating a Superior Employee Value Proposition

By J. Stewart Black, Manjith Manohar - 26/10/2013

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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Innovation, Operations

From Product to Service: Navigating the Transition

By Wolfgang Ulaga, Athanasios Kondis - 22/10/2013

  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 networ ...

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Political Economy

The European Crisis: Business Threats and Opportunities

By Nuno Fernandes, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Arturo Bris, Theodore Peridis, Michael Sorell - 11/10/2013

  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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Strategy, Political Economy

Emerging Markets Perspectives

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Leif M. Sjöblom, Howard H. Yu, Karine Avagyan - 27/09/2013

  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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Strategy

Strategizing Practices from the Outliers

By Bettina Büchel, Albrecht Enders, William A. Fischer, Howard H. Yu, Pasha Mahmood, L. Valikangas, Julian Birkinshaw - 05/09/2013

  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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Negotiation, Team-Leadership

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

By Suzanne C. De Janasz, Michael D. Watkins, Christopher Zintel - 08/08/2013

  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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Team-Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Into the Moment: Mindful Leadership in an Adaptive Era

By Ben Bryant, Anouk Lavoie Orlick - 11/07/2013

  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 s ...

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Political Economy

The World Trade Organization Leadership Transition

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Christopher Zintel, Richard Eames - 11/06/2013

  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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Political Economy

The African Opportunity

By Leif M. Sjöblom, Pasha Mahmood, Christopher Zintel - 08/05/2013

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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Interpersonal Leadership, Team-Leadership

Care to Dare to Unleash Astonishing Employee Potential

By George Kohlrieser, Nancy Lane - 13/03/2013

  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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Innovation, Organizational Design

The Idea Hunter

By William A. Fischer, Fang Liu - 05/02/2013

  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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Political Economy

Competing Efficiently and Effectively in China

By Daniel R. Denison, Stewart Hamilton, Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Pasha Mahmood, Howard H. Yu - 17/01/2013

  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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Strategy, Organizational Design, Economics

Assessing your Adaptive Capability: Where Do You “Stand Out” within Your Industry

By Bettina Büchel, Michael Sorell - 11/01/2013

  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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Finance

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

By Stefan Michel, Arturo Bris, Howard H. Yu, Michael Sorell - 03/12/2012

  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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Team-Leadership, Governance

CEO Roundtable Lessons from the Top

By Peter A. Wuffli, Dominique Turpin, Didier Cossin, Nuno Fernandes, Philip Rosenzweig, Paul Strebel - 11/09/2012

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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Governance, Political Economy, Sustainability

Imperatives of the Global Governance of Trade

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Carine Dunand - 01/08/2012

  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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Sustainability, Political Economy

A Discussion with Nobel Laureate Michael Spence

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 01/08/2012

  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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Organizational Design, Team-Leadership

Openness: Taking Family Business to a New Level

By Joachim Schwass, Albrecht Enders, Didier Cossin, Benoit F. Leleux, Fang Liu - 26/07/2012

  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 sha ...

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Team-Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Leadership Dyads: Playing to Your Strengths

By Ginka Toegel, Fang Liu, Sophie Coughlan - 31/05/2012

  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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Strategy, Innovation

Proactively Riding the Global Waves

By Bettina Büchel, Michael Sorell - 31/05/2012

  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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Human Resources, Strategy, Organizational Design

Corporate Learning

By Shlomo Ben-Hur, Philippe Margery - 31/05/2012

  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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Team-Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership

Leadership Essentials

By Preston C. Bottger, Michael Sorell - 31/05/2012

  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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Strategy, Governance

Leading Strategic Initiatives in an Era of Uncertainty: When to Commit to Action

By Bettina Büchel, James E. Henderson, Cyril Bouquet, Sophie Coughlan - 31/05/2012

  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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Strategy

Family Business at the Forefront of Global Change

By Joachim Schwass, Albrecht Enders, Benoit F. Leleux, Anand Narasimhan, Fang Liu - 31/05/2012

  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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Organizational Design

Organizational Design: Inviting the Outside In

By Anand Narasimhan, Howard H. Yu, Nancy Lane - 27/05/2012

  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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Interpersonal Leadership

Defining Moments: What Every Leader Should Know About Balancing Life

By Kees Van der Graaf, Michael Sorell - 09/05/2012

  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 jour ...

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Sustainability

Family Secrets: Proacting on Emerging Global Trends to Sustain Long-term Performance

By Bettina Büchel, Fang Liu - 09/05/2012

  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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