We were at the business school INSEAD recently at a launch event and symposium for a book we had published. Towards the end of the day, INSEAD's dean Ilian Mihov popped in. He made an informed comment about the subject under discussion, referenced his own research, thanked us all for being there, made a self-deprecating joke and left. We followed up with an email to him. He replied quickly and helpfully. This is active rather than passive leadership.
Earlier in the same week we had been at Europe's tallest building, the Shard in London. Warwick Business School . . .
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