What does it mean to be a leader?



Temps de lecture

22 min


In this episode of Changemaker stories, Johannes Claeys a professor of HR management , talks about what it means to be means to a leader and shares his vision of leadership.  

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This podcast by IÉSEG & IÉSEG Network, presents a series of encounters with experts, professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers and more, who are each leading their own small or large revolutions in order to improve the world of today and tomorrow.  It is available twice a month: in French at the beginning of the month and in English mid-month. You can discover the first episodes here.

Johannes Claeys is a Professor in leadership at IÉSEG and the author of many publications related to leadership. In his research, he seeks to bring an evidence-based approach to leadership development. He has a Ph.D. from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. As a leadership professor at IÉSEG, he is coordinating several leadership courses but mainly focuses on MBA, EMBA and executive courses. He has been an executive MBA director, is an academic director of the Leadership Center at IÉSEG, and gives keynotes across the globe. Finally, he has designed and implemented leadership programs in different contexts, ranging from local SMEs to multinationals.

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Management & Society


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