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Henley BusinessClass: Tomorrow's leadership

What should today’s leaders offer for tomorrow’s world?

Leadership makes a clear difference to how organisations perform. The difference between good and poor leadership becomes particularly evident when times are tough. Today’s leadership challenges cannot be met with yesterday’s methods. Most current ideas about leadership have their origins in the 19th and 20th centuries when the world was a very different place and when hero leadership was common. Nowadays, we know that individuals are never likely to be complete leaders but many organisations’ leadership development approach still reflects the same old focus on individuals.

In this BusinessClass, Dr. David Pendleton, Professor in Leadership at Henley Business School, will introduce a new approach to leadership that has been created in and for the 21st century. It shows how complete and effective leadership can be created from incomplete leaders working in teams made up of complementary and different individuals.

In addition, we will look into what kind of individuals are required for tomorrow’s leadership. Digitalisation has a major impact on today’s work. We are living in a world where the ways of working and the work itself are constantly changing. This brings many opportunities, challenges and needs for change – both for companies and for individuals. Companies are fighting hard for the best talents and many individuals are facing the need to find new skills or career paths. Minna Vanhala-Harmanen, CEO of Barona, will talk about how not only to get the best people but also help employees to develop to meet the future requirements for their work.

This is an opportunity for experienced executives and professionals to consider their own approach to leadership and the ways in which employees may best be developed in their organisations and teams.


08:30Sign up and coffee
09:00Welcome words 
Minna Vanhala-Harmanen, CEO, Barona
Annu Matula, Managing Director, Henley Business School Finland
09:05Ensuring success in labour acquisition in the future – Modern tools and methods to keep your company on top of the game
Minna Vanhala-Harmanen, CEO, Barona
09:40Leadership for the 21st century
Dr David Pendleton, Professor in Leadership, Henley Business School

Keynote speaker

Minna Vanhala Harmanen - Henley Business School Finland

Minna Vanhala-Harmanen

Minna is CEO at Barona, member of the board of the Confederation of Finnish industries (Elinkeinoelämän Keskusliitto) and a passionate advocate for a better working life. She thinks that finding a job should be easy, and work should be fulfilling. Minna’s career started as a lawyer, specialised in labour law. She then started working for Opteam, where she later became CEO. Opteam became part of Barona on 1st January 2018 through acquisition, and Minna became the CEO of Barona, Finland’s largest personnel services provider.  

Dr David Pendleton - Henley Business School

Dr David Pendleton

David is Professor in Leadership at Henley Business School, where he works extensively in Executive Education. He is also a psychologist, educator, consultant, and author. David completed a doctorate in Psychology at Oxford University and has spent the rest of his career applying his discipline in a variety of practical contexts. He is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Said Business School and an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College Oxford. David spent over twenty years as a consultant and business psychologist, where he has worked in all sectors: commercial, public and charity. He specialises in working with top teams and has assessed many hundreds of executives from all over the world. David is the author of several books, his recent book ‘Leadership: All you need to know,’ describes the Primary Colours© approach to leadership.

Limited seats are available (60 seats), first ones to sign up secure their seats.

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Barona group - Henley Business School Finland

NOTE: In case the registration will be cancelled after 8 May 2018 or the registered person doesn’t arrive to the event, a cancellation fee 50€ will be charged from the person registered.

Jennika Rantanen - Henley Business School Finland

Jennika Rantanen

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