Exclusive presentation by Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer

On 24 September our new Brussels campus was host to an exclusive dinner presentation by Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1979. The event was organised by the Belgian chapter of the Stanford Alumni Association in cooperation with Vlerick Business School.

Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, who has written three books and many articles about the topic of Power, and has since many years been teaching a highly popular course about the topic, naturally discussed “What I learned from teaching about Power”.

Vlerick Dean Philippe Haspeslagh, who got to know Professor Pfeffer when he was teaching as a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Business School, comments on the presentation: “Jeffrey is always provocative and telling it like he sees it. His comments  about the gap between the ‘classic leadership teachings’ and the reality of power politics in organisations provoked a lively dinner discussion.

Professor Pfeffer had been invited by Dirk Wauters, who is the President of the Belgian Stanford Alumni Association. Commenting on the new Brussels campus and the Vlerick atmosphere Dirk stated: “We’re very pleased we could organise this event together with Vlerick Business School. The new Vlerick Brussels campus provided an ideal setting for Prof. Pfeffer’s lecture and for the lively discussion afterwards.

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