IMD President Jean-Francois Manzoni conducts leadership workshop for managers
On October 18, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) hosted a lecture by President of the IMD international business school Jean-François Manzoni, “Agility and Learning in the C-suite: so Necessary, and yet so Hard.”
Jean-Francois Manzoni heads leadership development programs for best global companies for more than 25 years in 30 countries. During his presentation, the expert shared the research suggesting why it is so difficult for managers to develop new behaviors and develop new skills. Professor Manzoni also explained what managers and their companies can do to increase their chances of success. He also discussed the implications of these ideas for subsequent development and implementation of leadership development policies.
The IMD president explained to the audience how to help managers develop new leadership skills and competences. He identified the three main problems they have. Firstly, managers often overestimate themselves. This often leads to inability to listen and make the right decisions under pressure. The expert noted that the higher the manager’s position, the worse this problem. The second problem is that managers do not take notes or learn. The last problem is their stubbornness. Learning new skills always takes time and involves a fair lot of mistakes, but managers do not like to make mistakes.