How does Leadership affect Culture?

Wed, Mar 23, 2016 6:00 PM (GMT+8)
The HEAD Foundation 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416

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What is the relationship between leadership and culture? Do certain leadership styles work better in Asian contexts? Or are there universal leadership traits that remain effective regardless of cultural contexts?  What does this mean for the leadership of organizations and of societies? What does this mean for leadership training in Asian societies? These are some of the questions that we invite you to explore together with Professor Bresman.

Professor Henrik Bresman

Senior Advisor, The HEAD Foundation; 
Academic Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre;
Author of X-Teams: How to Build Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed


Henrik Bresman is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, Senior Advisor of The HEAD Foundation, and Academic Director of the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC). He studied economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, philosophy and Japanese at Lund University, and financial management at Keio University. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Bresman's teaching at INSEAD has been awarded with the Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in EDP Teaching, Excellence in EDP Direction, and Excellence in MBA Teaching. He has also been nominated Best MBA Core Course Teacher.

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. It also documents how top management can unlock the talent of teams to create an infrastructure for innovation.

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 work has been recognized with honors such as the Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award (winner), the George R. Terry Book Award (finalist), the Academy of Management’s William H. Newman Award (winner), the Academy of Management’s Best Paper Award (Organizational Development and Change Division), and the Richard Beckhard Prize for best article on organizational change published in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia. 

How does Leadership affect Culture?

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