Re-inventing a responsible and innovative economy
Located in the heart of Europe, this region is particularly active in the space of innovation, energy transition to sustainability, new forms of mobility, tackling discrimination and corporate social responsibility.
At a global scale, there’s a shift in the value chain with the relocation of some strategic industries. The international exposure for most European companies and the development of talent are essential conditions for rapid and sustainable growth in the coming years. The Covid crisis had also a significant impact and is leading change in the working habits in the region.
The major challenges which awaits the French speaking part of Europe (like the rest of Europe for that matter) requires reinventing the economy and developing the necessary talents that companies need. At the same time, leaders must be more innovative, understanding of the impact on the environment, respectful of social constraints and closer to all business stakeholders.
The task is even more difficult “post Covid”. It requires companies, regional states, and leaders to take on a more ambitious, collaborative and agile/flexible approach.
Europe will not lack from competitive advantage for the years to come. Despite the geopolitical pressures and unstable economies, personal and work related stress triggered by the Covid crisis and remote working, access to innovation, collaboration and the willingness to engage, and the socially responsible behavior which needs to be maintained in corporations. The main challenge is in the “how”. How to empower leaders to drive this transformation. This is where the challenge lies, but also where growth can be created.
Millennials, Gen Y and Z are now taking leadership positions in the private and public sector. They are characterized by a real desire to inspire, remain curious and agile, acquire the know-how to train widespread teams and to develop the ability to manage in changing times. Investing in training and lifelong learning for them is essential to unlock their potential and for the organizations they lead.
Helping businesses bounce back
With the expertise of the Financial Times and innovation of IE Business School, we have helped the region’s largest companies and leading organisations to drive growth, develop talent and transform cultures.
In the necessity to reinvent and with the expertise of the Financial Times journalists we adopt a broad and divers approach to executive development. We focus on implementations that drives changes through series of experimentations along the journey. The development of talent and the transformation of cultures requires agility, understanding of the environment and the ability to test and collaborate. This is a very pragmatic approach and seems to be obvious.
Research and theoretical approaches are of course of interest in the training of leaders, but they cannot be the main area of development. That is why we have a very collaborative approach to constantly testing the concepts and their relevance in the current situation.
We have successfully implemented this approach in several companies and organizations in France and in the French speaking part of Europe.
Empowering businesses to handle complexity
Organisations in France and the Francophone countries today face complex issues that can’t be solved by generic solutions. We don’t approach a client assuming we will have all the answers. We listen. We challenge assumptions. We work with you to co-create customised executive development solutions which not only ask the right questions but, crucially, offer the right answers.
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Trusted by regional and global leaders
These are some of the French and French speaking organisations that we’re helping to reinvent with programmes designed to bring out the best in their people.