How Successful Leaders Build and Use Social Capital

Thu, Sep 25, 2014 6:00 PM (GMT+8)
The HEAD Foundation 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, #02-21 Singapore 058416

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Successful leaders leverage informal networks to achieve their goals and access new ideas for strategy formulation and execution. This lecture will discuss how networks are a source of 'social capital' that helps leaders get things done.

Professor Henrik Bresman
Henrik Bresman is a professor at INSEAD and resides in Singapore. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Bresman is an expert on leading high-performance teams. He is the co-author of the top-selling book X-Teams: How to Build Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed (published by Harvard Business School Press), which shows how teams at all levels can take on strategic leadership roles and change the direction of their organizations. His research on leadership and teams in contexts of technological innovation, international post-acquisition integration, and strategic change draws on data from industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, software development, and investment banking. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Organization Science. His work has been profiled in many media outlets including Time Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, and the Economist. Professor Bresman’s current work focuses on developing principled and effective leaders who help societal progress in Singapore and throughout Asia.

This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think-tank devoted to research and policy advice in the fields of higher education and societal development in Asia. 

How Successful Leaders Build and Use Social Capital

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