In turbulent times, leadership is about making tough choices. At IMD, we provide the answers.

As an institution with a strong academic pedigree, our faculty provide world-class thought leadership. Their insight into the current situation and its implications across industries is available on IMD’s Research & Knowledge site

On our quest to provide inclusive learning, we have commissioned a webinar series, Leading in Turbulent Times. Featuring IMD professors, these weekly webinars appear live every second Friday at 11am CET on Zoom. 

But to leverage all that IMD has to offer in an impactful way, consider joining IMD's NEXUS platform. NEXUS allows companies to gain more value from their engagement, including greater access to our institution’s full ecosystem of capabilities. The platform provides flexible solutions and continuous support so that members can quickly adjust to their evolving needs and priorities.

At IMD, we take “Real learning. Real impact.” very seriously. That is why we provide informative materials that challenge what is and inspire what could be. With our Leading in Turbulent Times offerings, challenges become opportunities and executives worldwide can blossom into the leaders of tomorrow, today. 

We look forward to engaging with you and thank you for your support during this challenging time.

Discover Upcoming Webinars

We are delighted to invite you to attend the upcoming sessions in our series, Leading in Turbulent Times. Featuring IMD faculty, these webinars will appear live every second Friday at 11am CET on Zoom.

Click here to discover all the upcoming webinars 

The need for speed: leverage technology and stakeholder wisdom to move faster in a digital world

In this webinar with Louise Muhdi, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, we will explore how to leverage technology and the intelligence of internal and external stakeholders to accelerate innovation while driving change in your organization.

LEAP: thriving after a crisis

This session with IMD Professor of Innovation and Strategy Howard Yu will focus on how exactly successful organizations leap.

Watch past webinars

The past webinars are available in the video library below, giving you the chance to glean their insights at your convenience.

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Professors Cyril Bouquet and Michael Wade

Professors Cyril Bouquet and Michael Wade present five patterns of thinking that distinguish innovators from the rest of us.

Professor Patrick Reinmoeller

This session with Patrick Reinmoeller, IMD Professor of Strategy and Innovation, focuses on how to use design and digital design as the primary strategic tool to enhance business performance.

Professor Katharina Lange, Professor Frédéric Dalsace and Professor Didier Bonnet

IMD Professors Katharina Lange, Frederic Dalsace and Didier Bonnet introduce the Customer-Centricity Cube (Desirability, Viability and Feasibility) and its three corresponding leadership capabilities (Empathy, Humility and Audicity).

Professor Robert Hooijberg

It’s tempting to say that in 2021, the global economy will continue to recover from last year’s coronavirus-induced downturn. But there will be further shocks and no shortage of risks. To achieve genuine agility and resilience, companies first have to commit themselves to stability. This session with Robert Hooijberg, IMD Professor of Organizational Behavior, focuses on how to bring stability to your team and organization. How do you turn the crisis into an opportunity for you and your organization?

Professor Goutam Challagalla

During this webinar, Goutam Challagalla, IMD Professor of Strategy and Marketing, will discuss about the difference between good strategy and bad strategy. What exactly is a “good” strategy? There are countless books on the topic, but confusion remains due to conflicting advice on strategy development. Some believe that the essence of strategy is adaptability. Others argue that classic approaches to strategy no longer work. 

Professor Alyson Meister and Josefine van Zanten

In this webinar and panel discussion, Alyson Meister, IMD Professor of Leadership and Organization Behavior, and Josefine van Zanten, Senior Advisor, Equity, Inclusion & Diversity, will address the important roles of allyship and advocacy as they relate to EI&D journeys in organizations.

Professor Patrick Reinmoeller
This webinar with Professor of Strategy and Innovation Patrick Reinmoeller will focus on shaping your success as you head into an unknown future.
Professor Louise Muhdi and Professor Öykü Isik

During this webinar, Professor of Innovation and Strategy Louise Muhdi and Professor of  Digital Strategy & Cybersecurity Öykü Isik will discuss the confident use of new digital communication tools and collaboration technologies in open innovation.

Professor Michael D. Watkins

As a leading healthcare ecosystem in the eye of the storm, Atrium Health’s experience this year teaches us the importance of strategic flexibility, values, and agile leadership in a crisis.

Will globalization survive in the COVID era? This question was the subject of debate at the UBS Reserve Management Seminar held on 28 September, in a session based on a white paper co-written with IMD.

Professor Louise Muhdi

Are you making the most of virtual collaboration to inspire and boost innovation? A 48-hour, virtual hackathon might just shake it out of you, as it did me.

Professor Shlomo Ben-Hur

Our research shows that businesses focused on a combination of efficiency, evolution and empowerment outperform their rivals during difficult times.

Nicholas Janni

Transform your leadership and help your entire team take its work to new levels of coherence, service and impact with natural interconnection expert Nicholas Janni.

Professor Omar Toulan

This video vignette features IMD Professor of Strategy and International Management Omar Toulan and Scott McDonald, President and CEO of Oliver Wyman, in conversation.

Innovative thinking in turbulent times video mini-series with Professor Louise Muhdi

Part I is titled "The first step to creativity" and focuses on how to unleash creativity amidst external pressure

Innovative thinking in turbulent times video mini-series with Professor Louise Muhdi

The two-part first session concludes with “The ‘new normal’”, which provides tips for embracing creativity. 


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