A lecture "Leading Wisely" by Prof. Manfred Kets de Vries

Kristalna palača, BTC, Ljubljana
16.04.2024 02:30 PM
300 EUR + VAT
We are honored to host one of the world's most renowned professors of leadership, Professor Manfred Kets De Vries. In cooperation with BTC, we are organizing a lecture and a discussion titled “Leading wisely” on April 16, in Kristalna palača (BTC City) in Ljubljana.

Professor Kets de Vries is the author of fifty books and over 400 scientific articles. He is the recipient of four honorary doctorates, one of them he received from the IEDC-Bled School of Management. The Financial Times, Le Capital and The Economist have rated Professor Kets de Vries as one of the world's major management thinkers and one of the most influential contributors to leadership.

About the lecture

Data, knowledge and information are vital components of effective leadership, but they’re not the only things that leaders need to motivate and inspire their teams and organizations. Should leaders look around them seeking more information and data, or should they rather look inside and start with reflection to lead wisely? Humility, judgment, empathy, and compassion are equally—if not more—important.  

In his lecture, Prof. Manfred Kets de Vries will focus on reflective leadership that comprises wisdom, reflection, and courage emphasizing the Golden Rule—treating others like you would like to be treated—and learning to listen intently and actively.  His talk will touch upon ways to find happiness and fulfillment in your work as you lead others with compassion and empathy. 

Prof. Manfred Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change INSEAD, France, and chairman and Co-founder of The Kets de Vries Institute


14:30 – 15:00             Registration and Coffee

15:00 – 15:10             Welcome address by Prof. Danica Purg, IEDC President

15:10 – 17:00             Lecture »Leading wisely” followed by discussion

 17:00 -                      Reception and networking


Kristalna palača, Ameriška ulica 8, BTC City, Ljubljana


Participation fee is 300 EUR + VAT. Special rate of 150 EUR + VAT available for IEDC alumni only. Registration is online on the link on the right hand side.



About the lecturer


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