Lead instructors

Prof. dr. Janka Stoker
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Prof. dr. Harry Garretsen
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One of the defining features of the GC function is his or her relationship to the leadership of the organization, in particular to the CEO and the Top Management Team. In order to be effective, the GC has to understand not only the specific leadership styles that characterize the CEO and the TMT, but also the wider organizational context in which these leaders operate. Moreover, the GC has to have an understanding whether and how the organizational context changes over time, and what this might imply for the behavior of leaders. This module delivers practical insights based on state-of-the art empirical evidence you need for being an effective GC.

You will explore:

  • Leadership in a changing world
  • Management practices and organizational performance
  • Leadership theories
  • Organizational change


  • Understand why and how leadership matters for organizational performance
  • Understand the role and effect of various leadership styles and typologies
  • Understand how leaders respond to change
  • Become a more effective conversation partner and advisor to c-suite decision-makers