Leading through
Digital Overload

The more we explore the challenges facing organizations, the more frequently we come back to the same set of answers. The cover story of this issue deals with the thinking that a diverse group of experienced consultants and executives – from architects to HR professionals, academics to tech entrepreneurs – have pooled together on the topic of digital overload.

Elsewhere we have behind-the-scenes reports on how businesses as varied as Airbus and BMS France deal with culture change and development. The latest thinking on decision-sciences from Fuqua, Ideabanks from Columbia, program design from Cranfield and the increasing focus on purpose from Oxford Saïd; as well as the vision of two business school deans from Darden and HEC Paris.

Key Articles

Developing Managers into Modern Global Leaders
A Conversation with Kelly Bean, President and CEO, University of Virginia, Darden Executive Education          

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Leading through Digital Overload – A leadership Challenge
As we move to an AI driven world leaders need to ensure technology empowers people and doesn’t overwhelm them and stifle their creativity.         

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A cultural transformation program at Bristol-Myers Sqibb France and emlyon business school – set to unleash innovative ideas and collaboration amongst the entire workforce.       

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5 Developing Managers into Modern Global Leaders A conversation with Kelly Bean, President and CEO, University of Virginia, Darden Executive Education

12 Digital Overload: A Leadership Challenge

18 Evolving Executive Education Nathalie Lugagne, Associate Dean, HEC Paris Executive Education, in conversation

24 Ideabanks: Networking for Choice

28 Sorting Out an Emotional Muddle

32 Data-Driven Decision Makings

Executive Education

35 Designing Professional Courses for Professionals

40 The Bridge Program

44 Leadership Research Data Focus

Corporate Practice

46 Fostering Humanity, Creativity, and Purpose Airbus Leadership University

50 A Cultural Transformation BMS France and emlyon

Practitioner Insights

54 The Shift Towards Purpose Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Exec Ed Up Date

63 Book Reviews

67 Directory

71 What’s New on IEDP.Com