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Theodore Piepenbrock

Theodore (Ted) Piepenbrock, London School of Economics, UK

Theodore (Ted) Piepenbrock is a Fellow in the Department of Management who works at the intersection of strategy, organisation and innovation. At the London School of Economics Ted Piepenbrock teaches courses on Strategy, Organisation and Innovation; Foundations of Management; and Policy Analysis, Evaluation and Implementation.

Mr Piepenbrock was an Associate Director of the international consultancy Ove Arup & Partners before joining McKinsey & Company. Throughout his career, he has worked in over 20 countries, lectured on management and design in many of the world's leading universities, and appeared in various international television, radio and print news media.

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Module: Global business context of strategic and personal leadership
Module: Strategic and personal leadership in complex organizations

Neville Osrin

Neville Osrin, Fellow at Center for Leadership Studies, University of Exter, UK

As a psychologist and business economist, he adopts a highly integrative and multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary challenges in organisational effectiveness and business strategy. He consults across a broad range of strategic business issues, particularly in the areas of competitive positioning, business transformation, leadership effectiveness, and corporate restructuring.

He has also worked with several global companies advising on the impact of national culture on cross-border alliances and transnational management. He is a consultant to a number of major leadership development initiatives and is an executive coach to senior business leaders in several countries. He is on the Advisory Board of the University’s Business School.

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Module: Global business context of strategic and personal leadership
Module: Strategic and personal leadership in complex organizations

Tim Macartney

Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney, founder of Embercombe, leadership consultant, UK

Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney has been working as a people and organisation development professional since 1984. He is the founder and CEO of Embercombe, a social enterprise that seeks to “inspire committed action towards a truly sustainable world” and has been an associate facilitator with Leaders Quest since 2005.

A typical month will see Mac sharing his time between coaching clients from the corporate sector, writing and speaking, hauling firewood from Embercombe’s woods, designing and running leadership programmes for budding social entrepreneurs and sitting out under the stars by a camp fire with whoever else shares his love of trees, streams, children and the night sky.

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Module: Global business context of strategic and personal leadership
Module: Personal leadership through corporate integrity and personal ethics

Henry Chesbrough

Henry Chesbrough, PhD, adjunct professor, University of California Berkley, Haas School of Busines, USA

Henry Chesbrough is the Executive Director of two centres: the Garwood Centre for Corporate Innovation and the Centre for Open Innovation and Management of Technology. He also serves as adjunct professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkley.

His current research interests encompass innovation; organising, structuring, and managing internal and external research and development; technology-based spinoffs and corporate venture capital; management of intellectual property; and comparative industry evolution in high-technology industries between the USA, Japan and Western Europe.

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Module: Strategic and personal leadership through innovations and imagination

Jerome S. Engel

Jerome S. Engel, C.P.A., adjunct professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Jerome Engel has been faculty director of the Lester Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation since 2009. He founded the Centre in 1991 and has been continuously involved in its leadership. As faculty director, he is responsible for academic and executive education programmes and cross-curricular collaborations at the University of California, Berkeley. Besides, he is also an adjunct professor at the Haas Business School where he instructs in both the School’s MBA and Executive Education programmes.

Before joining the academic world, Jerome was a member of the executive board at a set of companies: Adaptive Planning, MedAmerica, Electrascan, and Jupiter Systems.

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Module: Strategic and personal leadership through innovations and imagination

Francis Stickland

Francis Stickland, Managing Partner - Blue Grain, UK

Francis Stickland is an Organisational Development professional and founder of Blue Grain. Previously he ran the European Leadership Consulting business at Hewitt Associates and prior to that, led their Corporate Restructuring and Change business across Europe for several years.

Dealing regularly with M&A and business restructuring, his expertise covers organisational development, strategy setting, organisation design, leadership effectiveness and culture change.

Francis Stickland has held positions with Royal Bank of Scotland and Ford of Europe, living and working in Belgium, Sweden and France. He has consulted in North America, the Middle East and Europe operating at Board and top team levels.

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Module: Strategic and personal leadership through innovations and imagination
Module: Personal leadership through corporate integrity and personal ethics

Melita Rant

Melita Rant, PhD., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

Melita Rant, PhD., is an assistant professor of leadership and organizational behaviour at the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana. In addition, she holds and Academic Directorship position at the Centre of Business Excellence, FELU, where she heads the Academy of Sales Leadership and co-directs the FELU MBA program. In 2008-2011, she served as a Director of the Executive MBA at the IEDC Bled School of Management, and as IEDC-CEEMAN Research Coordinator. In 2009-2011, she was the project leaders of CEEMAN-IEDC research on hidden champions from Central and Eastern Europe.

She holds a master’s in Economics and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from FELU. She has worked with management of many leading CEE companies in area of business and organisational design. Her research interest is strategic cognition, responsible leadership, business model innovation and sustainable enterprise.

Module: Strategic and personal leadership in complex organizations

Nada Zupan

Nada Zupan, PhD., Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

Nada Zupan, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, department of Management and Organization. She obtained her master's degree in 1990 at Cornell University, USA, and her PhD in 1999 at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. Her research and teaching fields are strategic management of human resources, performance management and compensation, motivation and rewards systems and organizational behaviour.

She has been participating as programme director and lecturer at CISEF for more than fifteen years; in addition she has also carried out numerous consulting projects in companies, primarily related to the development of HR strategies and reforms in the motivation and rewards systems. She is also Vice-President of the Slovenian Human Resource Association and the president of the Human Resource Society of Ljubljana. She regularly attends local and international conferences and publishes her work in local and foreign journals.

Module: Personal leadership through corporate integrity and personal ethics

Miha Škerlavaj

Miha Škerlavaj, PhD, associate professor, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway and University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

Miha Škerlavaj is an associate professor of leadership and organizational behavior at BI Norwegian business school, Oslo, Norway and adjunct associate professor of management at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia. He is also the head of Center for innovation research (CERINNO) at Center of excellence for biosensors, instrumentation and process control.

His current research interests are innovation management (in particular, conditions for implementing highly creative ideas at work, organizational culture for innovation), creativity, knowledge work (e.g. knowledge hiding), job crafting, leadership, and organizational networks. He is an award-winning author with his work appeared in renowned scientific journals like Academy of management journal, European management review, Journal of information technology, Leadership, Journal of international management etc. and is actively involved in intensive collaborations with business partners.

Module: Strategic and personal leadership in complex organizations

Robert Kaše

Robert Kaše, PhD., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

Robert Kaše, PhD., is an assistant professor of management at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana, Department of Management and Organization, where he teaches various HRM courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. His current research interests include social networks, strategic and international HRM, knowledge transfer, and HR options. His doctoral dissertation was among EDAMBA’s distinguished papers and won the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the HRM category.

His work has been published in journals like the Organization Science, the Human Resource Management, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the International Journal of Manpower and the European Journal of International Management.

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Module: Global business context of strategic and personal leadership

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