Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance has strengthened its business activities in the Middle East (GCC), introducing its unique approach to customised executive education for senior managers working in the region.
Executive education is the way to go if an organisation wants to improve its business prospects, according to a majority of companies polled in the ‘Corporate Learning Pulse’ study released in May 2016. Read the article published in Chief Learning Officer magazine.
Kraft Heinz’s failed bid for Unilever contains many lessons for senior executives and their advisers about the dangers of mega-mergers. The highly-leveraged, US$143bn offer, that would have created the world’s number two consumer goods company, breached many of the fundamentals that underpin any effective merger.
In his latest book, Cosmopolitan Managers: Executive Development that Works (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), the Dean of IE Business School, Santiago Íñiguez, explores the billion-dollar industry that is executive education, sharing insights and research into what makes exceptional corporate education.
It is customary at the beginning of each year for organisations to take stock of how events in the previous 12 months are likely to shape their future. With 2016 being so momentous – the result of seismic changes in the political landscape forcing companies to reconsider their growth, people and talent management strategies – 2017 will arguably present a more uncertain future than we’ve seen in a generation.
As 2017 unfolds, trends that have already begun to change the structure and style of executive education and corporate learning will accelerate. Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance makes its five predictions.