Developing Leaders Issue 27: 2017 | 59 Practitioner Insights An interview with Dr Katharina Lange, Executive Director at Singapore Management University-ExD Coming from a competitive mindset, today’s leaders need to learn how to collaborate inside and outside their organizations. In consequence, this business environment demands a different learning and training approach. Classic classroom learning in a university setting can only deliver so much. Rather, complex learning ecosystems that comprise well- aligned and bespoke learning offerings will help managers to stay ahead of the curve. Collaborations and Alliances are an important part of the learning ecosystem Forming alliances and working collaboratively has been preached by the business school world for many years; the irony has been how resistant the sector has been at doing that themselves. However, the past years have shown several examples of business schools offering