Leading in Turbulent Times

How can business schools turn out graduates ready to lead through conflict, change, and social upheaval? Four educators explore the question.
Teaching Students to Be Empathetic Leaders in a Divided World

As nations around the world struggle with political unrest, climate change, and cultural upheavals, how can business schools turn out graduates ready to lead through conflict and change? BizEd invited educators at four schools to answer that question. We first hear how one school in the U.S. teaches students to exhibit empathy in the age of tribalism. Then we learn how schools around the globe are dealing with regional crises-the volatile economy in Nigeria, over tourism in New Zealand, and the autocracy in Venezuela.

"All leadership occurs in cultural contexts that cannot be ignored," emphasize Gustavo Roosen and Rosa Amelia González of Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Venezuela. They could be speaking for all who contributed to this special section -or for educators everywhere who must help this generation of students overcome the challenges they will face as leaders in today's turbulent times.




Teaching Students to Be Empathetic Leaders in a Divided World
By Joan Marques
Business schools must cultivate open-minded and innovative leaders who will support a more sustainable society.




Teaching Students to Be Authentic Leaders in a Volatile World
By Henry Onukwuba
How we will develop leaders in a country marked by recession, bribery, and clashing generations.




Teaching Students to Find Balance in an Endangered World
By Daniel Laufer
How we will develop leaders in a country marked by recession, bribery, and clashing generations.




Teaching Students to Overcome Adversity Amid Political Turmoil
By Gustavo Roosen and Rosa Amelia González
How we will develop leaders in a country marked by recession, bribery, and clashing generations.




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