In these unprecedented times, effective leadership is essential – not only from those at the top of the hierarchical pyramid, but also from middle managers and team leaders. Leadership is more than just providing a sense of direction through decision-making – it is also about ensuring organisational responsiveness, employee motivation, and a whole lot more.

This issue of RSM Discovery magazine, under the editorship of the Erasmus Centre for Leadership at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), is entirely devoted to exploring just some of the many facets of leadership. Articles include:

  • How the Erasmus Centre for Leadership is equipping future leaders with the skills they need, and advancing our understanding of the essence of leadership.
  • Why the priority for leaders is no longer shareholder returns, but the creation of shared value for stakeholders.
  • Can leadership development programmes offer tangible and lasting results?
  • Lessons from sports: how multiple leadership creates a win-win for teams.
  • Lonely at the top? Try being in the middle.
  • Adapting to the ‘new normal’ by invoking a sense of nostalgia.
  • How Wikipedia shows us it’s possible to have leadership without leaders.
  • Why encouraging employees to speak out is good for business, innovation, motivation and more.
  • What mergers and acquisitions tell us about leadership that’s applicable to today.

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