NCUB Green Paper: Developing Exceptional Talent: The Education of Global Leaders

NCUB Green Paper: Developing Exceptional Talent: The Education of Global Leaders

Author: Michael Stevenson
Published: 27th November 2014

NCUB Green Papers are think-pieces intended to foster debate and discussion. They do not commit the NCUB to action or reflect the views of the Leadership Council, members and funders.

Will the best global companies in the first half of the 21st century succeed by helping solve global problems? Do companies need to meet these challenges by acquiring and developing new expertise – new in nature and new in level?

And if the answer to that question is yes, then what will be needed from higher education institutions – the propagation rooms of leadership development? This report summarises the outcome of preliminary research. Interviews were conducted with the HR Directors of eight companies (below), all international, and either headquartered in London or with major UK arms based in London. The report has been shaped by what they said.

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