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  1. Maintaining organisational stability in irrational times

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    Even if in due time we manage to tame the Corona outbreak, other new, unprecedented and unpredictable events will arise. There is one thing you can always focus on more: keeping stability during times of change. Surely, we cannot change what happens to us today, but instead of panicking, we can work on creating a feeling of mental and emotional safety and solidity. Professor Peter De Prins offers organisational leaders in crisis mode 6 recommendations to keep in mind.

  2. Entrepreneurs between damage control and responsible leadership

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    SMEs are feeling the impact of the corona crisis at all levels. By linking a long-term vision with a decisive limitation of the short-term damage, they can emerge stronger than before. That's the opinion of Entrepreneurship Professor Hans Crijns, researcher Yannick Dillen, Daan De Wever (CEO of Destiny) and Herman Van de Velde (Chairman of Van de Velde NV).

  3. Vlerick Business School successfully transitions company projects to online

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    With the spread of COVID-19 and encouraged social distancing, business schools globally have faced tough decisions on whether to shift their teaching to a fully online model or cancel classes all together. This becomes an even more difficult decision when it comes to programmes and classes that involve interaction with external companies, such as our Global Supply Chain Strategy Bootcamp together with our Prime Foundation Partner Lineas. Thanks to our extensive experience with online learning and everyone’s flexibility and willingness to make this work, we successfully transitioned the bootcamp to online.

  4. The importance of breaking bad news the good way

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    David Patient, who was recently appointed professor of leadership, people and organisations, has always been passionate about literature. “Perhaps the most exciting teaching experience I’ve ever had was a course on leadership and Shakespeare, for which I used the play Henry V.” David’s love of language and communication is a common thread throughout his career. He joins Vlerick Business School from Católica-Lisbon School of Business where he was professor of organisational behaviour.

  5. 45 Belgian companies can call themselves a ‘Great Place to Work®’

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    Once again, the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium has announced the 20 Best Workplaces™ in Belgium. Alongside this ranking, 25 organisations have also received a ‘Great Place to Work®’ certificate in recognition of their status as good employers. Results are predominately based on the opinion of employees at the firms in question. This annual study is carried out by the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium in conjunction with Vlerick Business School and media partner Jobat.

  6. The destinations for our new Global Executive MBA

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    We’re excited to launch the Global Executive MBA this spring. Starting on April 20, 2020, it’s designed to help participants strengthen their truly global mindset, so they can become leaders who make a lasting positive impact on society.

  7. Thank you, pioneers!

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    Between 2017 and 2019, we raised 2.4 million euros in donations and pledges for the three funds that form the cornerstones of our fundraising strategy. But even more rewarding was seeing how we could build a fundraising community of pioneers, and just how many faces “giving back” to Vlerick can have. Read all about it in Vlerick’s first fundraising report.

  8. Leadership in the era of digitisation

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    Leadership in digital times means taking on the challenge of developing the 'missing middle', says Professor Karlien Vanderheyden. That means that you are committed to a successful collaboration between man and machine.

  9. CFOs need to become directors instead of critics

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    In the past, CFOs mainly worried about yesterday’s results. Nowadays the emphasis is on tomorrow’s value creation. What will the CFO’s role look like in the future and what can he or she do to keep up with the times? That is the theme that the leading experts of The Board are exploring together with Vlerick Professor Filip Roodhooft in the Dutch magazine Management Scope. ‘It’s all about business and data analytics. The rest is merely hygiene.’

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