The power of ecosystems Richard Straub tracks the growing interest in ecosystems and their profound implications for management education and research and development

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44% of employers value experience more than a degree There is a global debate about the relevancy of exams. Fresh Student Living explore whether their place in today’s education system Collaborate for success and sustainability David Grayson explains the dramatic growth of the quantity and quality of business collaboration linked to sustainable development
Human/e capitalism: work, knowledge and non-hierarchical cooperation Paid work has become more diverse and fluid. Werner Eichhorst writes that for companies to harness the potential of workers they will need to collaborate and let them do their job The creative economy Andy Haldane asks if robots will take all our jobs. Not, he says, if we turn our ‘knowledge economy’ into a ‘creative economy’ and rework our education system from ‘universities’ into ‘multiversities’ Kindness in leadership ‘Kindness’ is seldom mentioned as a desirable leadership trait in MBA or executive programmes but it can have enormous benefits for organisations. Gay Haskins and Lalit Johri argue that it’s time we all became more kindly Lifelong learning is key to business and employee success Lifelong learning is more than a strategy to develop employees and foster retention. AACSB International considers the environment, challenges, and opportunities related to lifelong learning and talent management International learning ‘4.0’ Internationalisation is a high-priority issue for business schools but Anna Blombäck, Yvonne Carlisle, Andrew Gaudes and Ulrich Hommel ask if they are reacting in the right way Sustainability and the MBA Sustainability and ethics are at the forefront of business thinking. Andrew Main Wilson argues that companies and their leaders will have to rise to the growth challenge with a new way of thinking How elite universities shape upward mobility into top jobs Seth Zimmerman examines evidence that shows business-focussed degree programmes have a large effect on attaining high-income jobs The 5 most important human capital trends 2018 The rise of social enterprise is creating seismic changes in the world of business and HR. Reboot Digital Agency examined data based on a global survey of more than 11,000 business and HR leaders The top 10 graduate recruitment promotions 2018 Exploring the topic of graduate recruitment, observed data by High Fliers to better understand the complex challenges faced by the UK’s top employers The business of business schools Kai Peters, Howard Thomas and Rick Smith suggest that while much has been written about business schools from historical and critical perspectives not enough has emerged from an additional viewpoint – the lens of the business of business schools Time for a digital detox? Peter Thomson points out that our stressful work patterns are not caused by technology but by leaders who have allowed their organisations to develop unhealthy work patterns and are ignoring culture instead of managing it Transforming business culture How can we help get employees’ brains into a better place where they can work at their best? Hilary Scarlett writes that to create a properly-performing organisation responsible leaders need to understand the brain Reflections on leadership in a disruptive age Mark Carney reviews the main activities of leaders and the core attributes of leadership. He concludes with some perspectives on the challenges and opportunities faced when leading in our disruptive age Developing collaborative leaders Sriven Naidu describes a new type of collaborative leader required for the complex interdependent systems in a global economy and resource-constrained world Inclusive growth and prosperity – for whom? Instead of prosperity the last decade has delivered inequality, insecurity, and the rise of nationalism and populism. Simon Caulkin argues that this is a secular challenge that business, and especially managers, must face head on Time to think again Creativity needs space and time to flourish, says Dan Pontefract. Being too busy harms this. Too often it gets lost in status quo thinking. We have to make the time to rethink how we think Big opportunities The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s connected, comprehensive business school offers intimate college experience with big opportunities The future is blended Santiago Iñiguez explains why business schools and corporations must accommodate the increasing role of technology in education Myth-busting Three myths are weakening the development of executive learning. Winfried Ruigrok and Georg Gutmann explain why it is many firms are struggling to make their executive learning and development work Equipping managers to help the world Alexandra Santos and Mathabo le Roux explain how a UN initiative is encouraging business schools to prepare students for tackling poverty and other development challenges The power of positive leadership Whether directly through personal interaction or indirectly through their decisions, leaders shape the quality of a workplace. Siegfried Hoenle describes how leaders can act to boost employee engagement The past is not the future Business schools – and the businesses they serve – need to discover a ‘second curve’ if they are to survive and prosper, Charles Handy writes Building trust. The toughest leadership challenge? Confucius said that rulers need three resources: weapons, food and trust. The ruler who cannot have all three should give up weapons first, then food but should hold on to trust at all costs. David Watkins explains Meet the ‘teachsultants’ and the ‘coachstructors’ – the future of executive education Business schools face major challenges if they are to profit from the growth of executive education. One way, says Santiago Iñiguez, is to produce faculty with diverse and hybrid skills A new vision for management education The AACSB is ready to be a guiding force for business schools as they navigate through the challenges and opportunities they face from new business realities, Hanna McLeod writes Developing business leaders Heider College of Business writes that it is leading the way in preparing the next generation of finance professionals through its cutting-edge curriculum Eureka! The new corporate MBA Dan Pontefract demonstrates how true partnership between business and academia can create learning opportunities that benefit an organisation, its employees and the academic institution itself What globalisation needs: world-class business education As business becomes more global, so too must professional education. John Danilovich discusses the need for professional education that is relevant, reputable and accessible worldwide Clouds of change Charles Handy has always sought to identify the clouds of change threatening society. Here he identifies one such possible threat – the dysfunctional behaviour of our large corporations Enterprise leadership evolving towards a five dimensional orientation Govert Doedijns looks at the development of enterprise leadership AMBA Careers Fair The MBA global employment landscape has never looked better, the Association of MBAs finds It's not about 2020... you've got to think farther. It's about 2050 Barbara Cheng writes that many products, services and research will be obsolete in four years. In 50 years, they might be forgotten. But the people you develop, the women you accelerate into top jobs, and the legacy you leave behind might matter more A shift to a new leadership level Vlatka Hlupic says there is a new way to harness the power of your people and transform your organisation Enhancing talent development and talent acquisition Amber Wigmore Alvarez and Boris Nowalski describe current changes to the way companies and business schools manage talent Solving the global talent equation Mike Johnson offers some thoughts on the challenges facing business leaders tasked with managing our organisations today and tomorrow Internationally accredited business and economics studies in the North of Europe AACSB Accreditation shows that OBS has officially claimed its position among the leading business schools, writes Petri Sahlström The new AMBA community – the ultimate MBA power club Christian Douglas-Bailey writes about the AMBA’s ambition is to build the association into a dominant, membership-attracting organisation to stand out from any other as the single best membership organisation in the industry The great transformation We are at the beginning of a set of gigantic changes in society – for better or for worse. The future is open; nobody knows what it will hold. One thing we know says Richard Straub: on this stage, managers will surely be of pivotal importance for shaping it With executive education in full swing, opportunities and competitors emerge The AACSB expects executive education programs to become more innovative, as business schools continue to work outside the box, and potentially find additional ways of delivering executive education programs to remain up-to-date in the coming years MBAs, like diamonds, are indeed forever The AMBA shows how to uncover the MBA programme that is perfect for you, and for your future aspirations Think differently In a Q&A with World Commerce Review, Kai Peters, Chief Executive of Ashridge, outlines how an MBA can make a real difference, both to yourself and your organisation The power of corporate culture — and how to harness it Wharton’s Executive Development Program’s multidimensional approach strengthens participants’ ability to build and lead teams, make decisions, negotiate; and deepen business acumen in the areas of leadership, marketing, finance, strategy, and operations management Meeting the human capital challenge through coaching How best to develop, engage, manage and retain talent was identified as the leading challenge faced by global leaders in a recent survey, writes the International Coach Federation Equipping next generation managers to take the lead In order to effectively tackle today’s management and governance issues, managers need innovative leadership skills coupled with an international and intersectoral network, the Hertie School of Governance writes Rewriting of AMBA’s constitution – supporting the global MBA strategy The AMBA has rewritten its constitution in order to support the organisation’s strong global expansion, writes Chris Russell Balkwill AACSB accreditation: where quality, not size, matters By focusing on its strengths and pursuing AACSB accreditation, Woodbury has moved to the head of the class for business students, writes Woodbury University’s School of Business Executive development: a cry for immediate benefit Jørgen Thorsell and Justin Bridge explore new perspectives on achieving immediate impact from executive development A catalyst for success In a Q&A, Kai Peters outlines Ashridge’s ambition to be a ‘one stop shop’ for organisations’ development needs A beacon of academic excellence Sorbonne Abu Dhabi has bolstered its academic credentials as well as effectively contributed in the creation of a knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi, writes the PSUAD Coaching is for everyone The International Coach Federation say that business leaders are discovering that coaching can yield significant benefits AMBA accreditation – a mark of quality for top MBA programmes Mark Stoddard writes about how the AMBA guides business schools in the development of their MBA and other business postgraduate programmes Rethinking corporate universities Thomas Sattelberger argues that corporate universities must evolve from being socialisation and knowledge transfer machines to helping their parent companies undertake effective transformation Munich students win ICC Mediation Competition 2014 The International Chamber of Commerce report on a highly successful 9th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition Management, the Brazilian way - inspiration and perspiration build the future James Wright examines Brazilian innovations in MBA courses The future is out there Andrew Crisp reports on a major new study that explores the future challenges facing business schools Preparing leaders for tomorrow's businesses The world is changing so fundamentally that business leaders who act as if the old rules still apply will find themselves and their organisations side lined or overtaken completely. However, say Thomas Malnight and Tracey Keys, those who adapt to this new world will be well placed to make the most of the opportunities it will offer Online business education Online business offerings vary widely in quality and methods of delivery. In an interview with World Commerce Review Christine Clements, Dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University 
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