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Keynote Lecture - Dubai 2019

You are warmly invited to join us on 5 November in Dubai for an inspiring keynote lecture by one of our leading academics, followed by engaging discussion and an opportunity to network taking place at Salon 6 of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) from 18:30-21:00.

Foremost Henley Business School academic Professor Andrew Kakabadse will deliver a keynote lecture entitled,‘The Outstanding Leader: Sustainable Success by Engaging through Misalignment’. Andrew, a world expert in the areas of Governance and Leadership, has great experience working around the globe both lecturing and consulting. His present areas of interest focus on improving the performance of top leaders and teams and he is currently embarked on a major world study of boardroom effectiveness and governance practice.

Professor Kakabadse’s recent research highlights that well over 19,500 organizations across 43 countries have leaders who hold deeply differing views regarding their firms’ competitive advantage, deliverable value, mission, purpose and vision. These contrasting perspectives often remain unreconciled, considerably damaging the entity. Such contrasting views arise for good reason but nevertheless a clear and agreed way forward has to be established.

This presentation will highlight how outstanding global leaders combine strategic insights with subtleties of stakeholder relationship management, so that the organization is positioned to realise sustainable success. How to effectively engage through continued differences and what are those extraordinary skills to do so, is the focus of the findings from my research.

Alumni are invited to bring along a business guest to the event.

The event is free to attend but registration is required.

Speaker Bio:

Professor Andrew Kakabadse joined Henley Business School in July 2013 after 30 years at Cranfield School of Management, where he finished as Professor of International Management Development and was awarded the honour of Emeritus Professor.

Andrew has consulted and lectured in the UK, Europe, USA, SE Asia, China, Japan, Russia, Georgia, the Gulf States, India and Australia. He was also Vice Chancellor of the International Academy of Management and has been Chairman of the Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society, 2001.

His current areas of interest focus on improving the performance of top executives, top executive teams and boards, excellence in consultancy practice, leadership, corporate governance, conflict resolution and international relations. His top team database covers 34 nations and many thousands of private and public sector organisations. The study of the strategic skills of top teams has now extended into Japan, China, Hong Kong and the USA.

Andrew is currently embarked on a major world study of boardroom effectiveness and governance practice. A number of governments are participating in this study, which have included British Ministers of State. He has previously been awarded a £2 million research grant to examine Governance and Leadership in the private sector and with governments.

This research has culminated in the pursuit of two further studies, a complete analysis of the functioning of the British Government and the biggest ever survey conducted in the UK on boards and governance practice in the leisure sector. These investigations support the very first Master's degree in the world on boardroom practice and directors' contributions, the Masters in Boardroom Practice and Directorship (MABPD).

This event is kindly supported by Lakemore Partners.

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Event information
Date 5th November 2019
Time 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
Event types:
Alumni events

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