Our 30th issue milestone provides a moment to do what we have been preaching in nearly every issue since we launched: to stop and reflect. It perhaps comes as little surprise to anyone who has studied leadership to see that many of the same issues are emerging today as we encountered when we published the first issue in 2010. Human nature cannot be reshaped in a generation, or even several, and so we keep encountering the same issues time and again in trying to develop better leaders. This 30th issue tackles some of these intangible issues.
Our cover story from Carole Osterweil explores how to lead and manage when the context is unclear – but when certainty is, as ever, required from your team. Our Tipping Point article from authors at Oxford Saïd looks at how we can develop leaders who can cope with this uncertainty. Faculty contributions from Columbia, Cranfield, IMD and IESE amongst others add to the breadth of insight in this quarter’s content from leading global business schools.