The Yale Global Executive Leadership Program Blog

As the world of business gets increasingly complex, so do the demands on leaders who run organizations. More than ever before, leaders have to contend with myriad contradictions forced upon them by globalization, the changing workforce, the evolving competitive landscape, and various other megatrends. This blog draws  its inspiration from the contradictions at the heart of great leadership. Each of the points of view expressed in the articles deal with the complexity of reconciling contradictions in one way or another. And hence the name &. 

Banks vs. Fintechs

February 9, 2017

Without ongoing development even the most resilient system can be threatened by rising entropy - changes imposed by both external and internal factors. In this light, a rather interesting situation has arisen on the market: companies that have turned essentially no profit are worth tens of...

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Dealing with digital natives: The wasabi-formula to spice-up your leadership style

November 30, 2016

LEADING IN A NEW REALITY Last year, I had the opportunity to meet one of the rising stars in financial trading for lunch. He was in his mid-twenties, one who Marc Prensky (1) would call a digital native. We had a very interesting conversation and he went back to his trading desk saying “I...

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Letter from the Editor: Welcome to "&"

November 14, 2016

By most accounts, leadership is innate and not something that can be taught. But one could certainly nurture it, hone it and celebrate it. The Global Executive Leadership Program at the Yale School of Management provides a platform to do just that. A place to think about the big ideas that will change the world, while building the knowledge, skills and connections to become more powerful leaders.

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