Henley Business School Reveals Ideal Leadership Qualities
Released on: July 07, 2010, 5:06 am
Henley Business School
Henley Business School has released a collaborative paper
from five leading academics who offer their individual perspectives on
the emerging task for business leaders in particular.
This second series of essays, following on from the 2009 'Henley Manifesto' on
leadership, focuses specifically on the emerging leadership task, post-recession.
The series was written independently by five academics; Professor Chris Bones, Dean
of Henley Business School, Professor Dominic
Swords, Professor John Board, Director of the ICMA Centre, Professor Brian
Scott-Quinn and Professor Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership.
There are several common themes that emerge from each writer's contribution to the
paper. One of these themes is the belief that there will be a renewed emphasis on
sincere, genuine, transparent, values-based leadership should This means the leader
needs to empathise with values that reflect the priorities of all the stakeholders;
employees, shareholders, community and society at large.
There should be a collaborative nature to leadership with the recognition that one
person does not and should not hold all the answers or power. There is a need for
robust governance and this should be backed by corporate structures that enforce
Professor Chris Bones, Dean of Henley Business School explained: "Whilst these are
personal perspectives they are based on research done at both at Henley and beyond
and they reflect the direction and approach we apply at Henley to developing the
managers and leaders of the future. They are offered in a spirit of constructive
challenge and we hope that they will stimulate debate, consideration and, most
importantly of all, the sorts of changes required by leaders seeking to reshape and
rebuild corporate contribution to economies in Europe and internationally."
Leadership courses were established at Henley Business School in 2005.
About Henley Business School:
Henley Business School is one of Europe's largest full-service business schools and
offers a comprehensive range of management courses from undergraduate business
degrees to executive education. Its portfolio
also encompasses the world-ranked Henley MBA, Executive MBA and Flexible Learning
MBA, The Henley Doctor of Business Administration, PhD opportunities, and
postgraduate Masters Courses in business. It is also one of the very few
international business schools to hold triple accredited status (AMBA, EQUIS,
Henley Business School was formed from the merger of Henley Management College and
the Business School at the University of Reading.
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