My observations from the AGMS (Association of Global Management Studies) conference in Oxford continue and the next topic in the list is The rise of the Arab states and the modifications we need to make to management approaches. Continue Reading
The next key area for discussion at the AGMS conference was Deregulation – or parallel and unregulated systems. This turned out to be a fascinating topic, covering areas as diverse as alternate global currencies and not for profit groups and their activities.
Thanks for the feedback on the last instalment. The next key area of emerging need in management education, and the second largest topic (in terms of papers, time and discussion) from the AGMS (Association of Global Management Studies) conference in Oxford in May was: Effecting management through influence. Continue Reading
Hi, Colin is a mate of mine and he writes some fabulous stuff. In fact I’m writing the forward for his next book.
You might have heard me say (I’ve said it, I hope you’ve heard it) that influencing is the key skill for our success. In fact I’ve even spoken at conferences and events about the need for us to be good/effective political campaigners (ideally we’re the campaign managers/directors so our sponsors succeed in spades).
I attended and presented at the above conference last month. It’s a great privilege to be invited and to mix with Deans and Professors from the major business schools around the world come together to discuss themes emerging in the world and which the need to or are addressing in their courses and research. It was fun to watch the friendly banter and rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge. Alas no one (except me) from Oz attends but maybe next year it will be held in Australia.
I was delighted to be invited to present my paper entitled “Blurred Boundaries: Projects – Programs – Business” at the 2014 International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies. The conference was held recently at Saïd Business School, the business school of the University of Oxford in England, and it was a truly global conference, featuring speakers from the USA, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Canada… and Australia, of course.
I subscribe to and would like to suggest you check out the “Narrative-Leadership” blog. I have met one of the contributors, Rabbi Rob, who calls himself a “contemporary Renaissance man”. He’s an amazing guy, one of those gentle but powerful souls.