Building Towers of Babel

Issue 09

The similarities between the Tower of Babel and corporate universities are startling. Babel, the city and its impressive tower, was created on the idea that when people work industriously together with a common language and purpose then great things are possible. And in many respects this is what the corporate university strives to achieve – a common culture and purpose. Roland Deiser in his article leverages this metaphor into the present day, exploring the variety of models that have emerged with a range of success over recent years.

Key Articles

The Colourful and Diverse World of Corporate Universities

Roland Deiser

Business Models Galore – what has and hasn’t worked for corporate learning 

Enjoying Change to Meet the Global Challenge

Roddy Millar

A conversation with Philippe Haspeslagh, Dean of Vlerick Business School

The Challenge of Choosing the Right CEO

Chris Watkin

The Board’s most important task is to choose the CEO – we explore the pitfalls and opportunities.


Enjoying Change to Meet the Global Challenge

Business Models Galore

The Magic of Mutual Leadership

Leadership Development

A Larger Ambition

The Challenge of Choosing the Right Chief Executive

Ideas for Leaders

Developing Transformational Leadership Capability

Developing Leaders and Empowering Organizations in Africa



Strategy and Leadership in Harmony: Lonza AG and St Gallen

Leading Across Boundaries: Standard Chartered Bank


Keeping Abreast of the Law


Management in 10 Words: How Character Can Power Your Success – Terry Leahy

Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design – Heather M A Fraser

Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership – George Kohlreiser, Susan Goldsworthy & Duncan Coombe

The End of Leadership – Barbara Kellerman

The Hour Between Dog and Wolf : Risk-taking, Gut-feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust – John Coates

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