Walking In Fog

Issue 30

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.

Key Articles

Walking in Fog

Carole Osterweil

Carole Osterwell draws on an emerging understanding of how the human brain works to offer thoughts and frameworks for dealing with business ‘messiness’.

Customized Executive Education with Impact

Interview by Roddy Millar

A Conversation with Dr Markus Frank, Director and Head of Customized Learning at the Executive School, University of St. Gallen

Tipping Point – A Time for New Leadership

Ilona Haaijer, Dave Tullett and Andrew White

Even a cursory glance at a newspaper these days gives a sense of the shaky grip we have on the forces that are driving change across and within our society. It is time for leaders to create the space for purposeful collective leadership.


Customized Executive Education with Impact A Conversation with Dr Markus Frank, Director and Head of Customized Learning at the Executive School, University of St. Gallen

A Tipping Point

Smart Products Vs A Meaningful Life

How to Walk in the Fog


Moving On Up A Gender Perspective

Design Thinking Vs The Lean Start-Up

In Search of Staying Power

Leadership Journeys – Jeff Bezos

Leading Major Projects


Digital Transformation and the NHS

Otto Group’s Kulturwandel Journey

Creating a Global Champion TRATON GROUP (formerly Volkswagen Truck & Bus) with IESE and HEC


Book Reviews


What’s New on IEDP.Com

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