Avainsana: leadership

What is good management and leadership?

Markus Granlund

Professor of Management Alf Rehn recently noted that leadership is not simple or unidirectional, but actually paradoxical. He illustrates the ‘mystery of leadership’ by stating that it is showing without showing anything, creation of space by restricting it, and shouting silently. We at Turku School of Economics study and teach issues related to management and leadership. The related literature has evolved over decades to reveal that there indeed exist many paradoxes in the field.

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The role of business schools in the society

Markus Granlund

University students are the future leaders and decision-makers of our society. Therefore, we need to carefully consider what and how we teach them. The financial crisis that started in 2008 put business schools into the spotlight in this respect, first especially in the US. Around that time the question was raised: to what extent students are taught to become responsible and future-oriented decision-makers instead of becoming short-sighted profit maximizers? After those discussions, business schools have globally taken the issue seriously and incorporated responsibility more or less into their curricula, not least because international accreditation bodies are also driving this development.

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