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Leadership in a Networked World

Date: 12 May 2016, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Securities Commission Malaysia

Ironically, history teaches us that leadership styles that worked brilliantly at certain periods turn out to be inadequate in susbsequent periods. The key to such transformational changes is an often overlooked source: technology. Over the last 200+ years, some technologies have driven the very structure of companies, and indeed, the very nature of leadership that society demands. For example, today we consider teams the building blocks of most organisations, but we forget that teams are a relatively recent organisational phenomenon, whose widespread adoption dates to the modern quality movement.

How we lead team-driven organisations is very different from how we led strictly hierarchical organisations. As leaders, we need to understand these distinctions, since we are undergoing another major technology-driven organisation and societal transformation today: the wide-spread emergence of networked organisations. Using history as a backdrop, we will consider principles that should underlie a new view of leadership.

Who Should Attend

Those interested to learn more about leadership in a technology-driven environment and in networked organisations

  • Programme Delivery

    The Speaker
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    Professor Amit Mukherjee
    Professor of Leadership and Strategy
    IMD Business School, Switzerland


    Professor Mukherjee’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of leadership, technology, strategy, and organizational effectiveness.

    His 2009 book, “The Spider’s Strategy”, explored the key fact that though today’s global companies compete as members of networks, markets continue to evaluate them individually. His next book will address the leadership needs in such companies at mid-tier levels. Numerous articles by him, or about his research, have appeared in academic and practitioner-oriented journals.  

    Professor Mukherjee has been an academic, line executive, and consultant. Most recently he taught at Hult, and earlier, at INSEAD, and Babson. As Managing Professor – Hult Labs, he played a key role in transforming Hult’s MBA. He served as the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer of a small NASDAQ-listed technology company; a Director and co-practice-leader at a global consultancy; and founded the strategic consulting business at a NASDAQ-listed analyst company. He has helped corporate leaders craft business, organizational, and market entry strategies. He has also led operations improvement teams, and multi-organizational, multi-functional, groups that developed and launched next generation products. 

    He earned his undergraduate engineering degree from BITS, Pilani (India), an MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia (USA), and his doctorate from Harvard Business School.

  • Programme Outline

    Thursday, 12 May 2016
    4:00 pm Registration and Networking
    4:30 pm Leadership in a Networked World
    IMD Professor Amit Mukherjee

    Q&A Session
    5:30 pm Post-event Networking
    6:00 pm End of Programme
  • Programme Fees

    Admission to this event is on a complimentary basis. Confirmation is recommended as seats are limited.

    Please RSVP by 5 May 2016.