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Talk to focus on visionary leadership

Dubai, January 17, 2012

Manchester Business School (MBS) Middle East Centre will host a public seminar on visionary leadership next week.

The ‘Visionary Leadership: The Art of Leading Organisations Successfully in a Globalising World Economy’, seminar will be led by Professor Pikay Richardson, a senior visiting fellow at Manchester Business School and a seasoned economic and management educator and consultant.

The seminar will take place on January 22 at 6.30 pm, at the Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre. It is open to the public, but pre-registration is required (mbsevents@mbs-worldwide.ae).

Prof Richardson said: “It has never been harder to run a business successfully. Today’s is a difficult and turbulent business environment and it is not going to get easier. In the post-war period the world economy grew steadily, spurred on by macroeconomic stability and there was little real competition. The pace of change was slow and one didn’t need to be a genius to run a business – ‘good management’ was the main requirement for successful business outcomes. 

“But all this changed from the mid-1970s, as the business environment became more turbulent, characterised by fast change, and the relative importance of “management” and “leadership” changed. Good management was no longer enough and increasingly leadership skills became vital for steering organisations through such change. It has become apparent that highly successful firms are those led by CEOs who combine managerial and leadership skills.” 

The public session is being organised during the induction session held in Dubai to welcome the single largest cohort of MBA students (142 students) admitted to the MBS Global MBA programme from around the Middle East region, in the January 2012 intake. – TradeArabia News Service




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