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Leadership style: similarity vs. distinctiveness


Lecturer: Christian Linder
Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 15h

Strategic positioning requires similarity and distinctiveness at the same time. Similarity to other actors usually generates legitimacy while distinctiveness ensures that an actor is recognisable or sticks out of the mass. While this principle has proven to be decisive on organisational level, the question arises if similarity and distinctiveness also plays a role on individual level. In this talk, I would like to explore leadership style and leadership fashion as two distinct concepts that mirror similarity and distinctiveness on an individual level. I further demonstrate how these concepts can inform the career path of aspiring leaders and how to position oneself strategically when planning to reach for the c-suit.

1About Christian Linder
Christian Linder

Christian Linder

Strategic Management

AFFILIATIONS:

ESCP Europe (London Campus); Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy); Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg (Germany).

EXPERTISE:

Strategy and Leadership; International Management; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; HRM and Organizational Behavior.

Degrees in humanities and management; Bachelor in Philosophy (University of Ulm, Germany); a Bachelor in Business Studies (Hamburg University of Economics and Politics, Germany), Master degree in Entrepreneurship (University of Hamburg, Germany); PhD in Philosophy (Munich School of Philosophy, Germany); PhD in Technology Management (University of Stuttgart, Germany). Awarded with the ASN, the Italian Habilitation, by the Italian Ministry of University and Education (MIUR).

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

As research manager at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (Nuremberg, Germany), he was in charge of managing several change and management-related projects. He had positions as research associate at the Fraunhofer-Institute of Industrial Engineering (Stuttgart, Germany) and the Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). Christian taught and conducted research at multiple international institutions such as CEIBS China Europe International Business School (Shanghai, China), Ateneo de Manila University (Manila, The Philippines), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (Chengdu, China) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). In the past, he has worked as IT consultant. He is a certified Black Jack dealer and worked several years at the Spielbank Hamburg (Germany). Finally, he completed a 4-year vocational training in special needs care and worked in different care homes for people with multiple special needs.

Christian Linder is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Leadership at ESCP Europe. His expertise includes strategy and leadership, international management, entrepreneurship and innovation, HRM and organizational behavior. As research manager at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (Nuremberg, Germany), he was in charge of managing several change and management-related projects. Christian taught and conducted research at multiple international institutions such as CEIBS China Europe International Business School (Shanghai, China), Ateneo de Manila University (Manila, The Philippines), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (Chengdu, China) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). In the past, he has worked as IT consultant.

Creating Value through M&A


Lecturer: Terence Tse
Date: July 1, 2021
Time: 15h

Historically some 60% of past M&A ended up in failure. The reason: creating value through M&A requires more than just finance skills, knowledge and tricks. It is about thinking through the entire process from identification of companies to value assessment to integration. In this brief session, we will look at the different critical steps that must be taken in order to realise the potential gains promised by M&A.

1About Terence Tse
Terence Tse

Terence Tse

Financial Management / Advanced Finance

AFFILIATIONS:
ESCP Europe Business School Judge Business School; University of Cambridge Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.

EXPERTISE:
Corporate Finance; Competitiveness.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Before joining academia, Terence worked in mergers and acquisitions at Schroders, Citibank and Lazard Brothers in Montréal and New York. He also worked in London as a consultant at Ernst & Young focusing on UK financial services. Additionally, as an independent consultant, he advised Shell International, F&C Asset Management, Alliance Boots, Alitalia as well as a Cambridge University-based biotech start-up. In addition to frequent appearance in academic publications, Terence is featured on the Harvard Business Review Italia discussing competitiveness, the Greek edition of The Economist covering the debt crisis and The Guardian on the subject of youth unemployment. He is currently Head of Competitiveness Studies at i7 Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness by ESCP Europe, an academic think-tank based in Paris and London. Terence was also featured in May 2013 as “Professor of the week” by the Financial Times for the FT Lexicon.

TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE PROFESSOR:

“After spending a bit less than 4 days in class with professor Terence Tse during Financial management module I was positively surprised with the amount of energy as well as the concise information received during the class. I think that professor Terence is an excellent tutor and teacher, and I was glad I got this opportunity to listen to him teach.” Vatroslav Čuljat, Strategic Purchasing Expert at A1 Hrvatska

“Professor Terence Tse lectures are a special kind of experiences – full of examples in real world and hands-on exercises which are invaluable for entrepreneurship and investing.“ Darko Tusek, Director at Inukom doo

Before joining academia, Terence worked in mergers and acquisitions at Schroders, Citibank and Lazard Brothers in Montréal and New York. He also worked in London as a consultant at Ernst & Young focusing on UK financial services. Additionally, as an independent consultant, he advised Shell International, F&C Asset Management, Alliance Boots, Alitalia as well as a Cambridge University-based biotech start-up. In addition to frequent appearance in academic publications, Terence is featured on the Harvard Business Review Italia discussing competitiveness, the Greek edition of The Economist covering the debt crisis and The Guardian on the subject of youth unemployment. He is currently Head of Competitiveness Studies at i7 Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness by ESCP Europe, an academic think-tank based in Paris and London. Terence was also featured in May 2013 as “Professor of the week” by the Financial Times for the FT Lexicon.