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10 June 2021

Must leaders quash troublemakers and lead with speed in crises?

Free Event • Registration Required

Two lightning talks that will get you thinking - because it's time for different thinking.

Join us for a thought-provoking hour and hear from our leading experts.

You will:

  • Discover what leaders can do to ensure wiser decision-making, especially in crises
  • Understand the role rebels can play as a potential of innovation and more
  • Draw upon our expertise and engage in our panel discussion

Mind the Haste Trap - Making Better Decisions Under Pressure

When crisis hits, leaders often respond with speed: speedy analysis, consultation, action. For this, they are often rewarded; speed is often synonymous with good leadership during periods of change. However, when it comes to making mindful decisions under pressure, a ’speed above all’ approach can lead to catastrophe. Building on research in extreme settings where fast-paced change is normal, the talk will identify why and when speed can lead us astray, and what leaders can do to ensure wiser decision-making, especially when pressed for time.

By Dr Maja Korica

Why Rebels Matter

Organisations have rules and policies designed to promote stability, predictability, efficiency and productivity. We tend to see people who don’t get with the program as troublemakers, as rebels that the company could do without. Yet, suppressing or trying to normalise these individuals and their ideas could deprive companies of a potent source of insight, adaptability and innovation. We discuss examples and draw implications for leadership.

By Professor Loizos Heracleous


Host and facilitator: Director of Executive Education, Professor of Practice Tim Wray

// With

Dr Maja Korica, Associate Professor of Organisation and Management at Warwick Business School.

Maja specialises in corporate governance, accountability and responsibility, as well as executive management and leadership in practice. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Radar Award, which aims to identify management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are led and managed.

Professor Loizos Heracleous, Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School.

Loizos has trained or advised executives from several blue-chip corporations including IBM, Total, Rolls-Royce, KPMG, Standard Chartered, O2, Bank of China, and NASA. His research interests include Strategic Management, Organisational Discourse and Organisation Change and Development. He is the author of 10 books including Janus Strategy, and over 80 papers. His research has been honoured by three noted Best Paper awards from the Academy of Management, the Douglas McGregor Award and a Higher Doctorate for lifetime contributions to his field. 

// Where

Online via wbsLive

// When

Thursday 10 June 2021, 13:00 - 14:00

// Contact
07384 910598

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