Alumni Day 2019: Responsible leadership of the future
Alumni Day is all about you and your fellow alumni from Copenhagen Business School. Come back to campus, bring a friend and network with fellow former students on Thursday 23 May 2019.
This year, we are focusing on responsible leadership of the future including lethal leadership – the contrast to modern leadership, as you know it.
For alumni by alumni
Meet business professionals and academia at Alumni Day. We have invited three alumni speakers to share their thoughts on responsible leadership of the future.
True to tradition, we are excited to honour this year’s Distinguished Alum at the event.
15.30 Bubbles and registration
16.00 Welcome by Director of CBS Business Louise Seest
16.05 ‘Alumni - our bridge building associates’ by CBS President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller
16.15 Anders Dons will be presented the Distinguished Alumni Award 2019
16.20 ‘Responsible leadership of the future – leading with purpose’ by Distinguished Alum 2019, Partner and Nordic CEO of Deloitte Anders Dons
16.35 ‘Gender in management: How the stereotypes of men and women are shaping their careers’ by alumna, author and Professor with special responsibilities Sara Louise Muhr
16.55 ‘Lethal Leadership – the myths of modern management’ by alumnus, author and management consultant Christian Ørsted
17.15 Group sessions and panel discussion with Anders Dons, Christian Ørsted, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller and Sara Louise Muhr. Today’s moderator is Journalist and TV presenter Miriam Zesler
18.45 Sustainable buffet and music
20.00 Thank you for attending today’s event
Talks at Alumni Day 2019
‘Responsible leadership of the future – leading with purpose’
By Distinguished Alum 2019, Partner and Nordic CEO Anders Dons
Our role in society is fundamental to who we are as a firm and how we can support sustainable growth, promote trust and build skills and opportunities for the organisations we work with, for the economy and for society. A growth that needs to contribute to the prosperity for all, protect our planet and help build skills and opportunities contributing to the workforce of the future. However, HOW do you lead with purpose? HOW do you not only tell it but also show it? HOW do you create a movement around your purpose?
Being purpose-led and making everyone jump at the same time is a continuous exercise. It is not easy but it is very rewarding and embed sense-making into our teams and employees. Through specific examples from Deloitte Denmark such as working with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Small Great Nation and with the global ecosystem, Anders will share how Deloitte is reimagining who we are and raise some fundamental questions.
Anders Dons will be presented the Distinguished Alumni Award 2019 at Alumni Day by CBS President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller.
‘Gender in management: How the stereotypes of men and women are shaping their careers’
By alumna, author and Professor with special responsibilities Sara Louise Muhr
According to the author and Professor with special responsibilities Sara Louise Muhr, Denmark was among the first countries in the world to grant women basic rights such as the right to vote and to work. However, in the most recent World Economic Forum Gender Gap Analysis Denmark is ranked 95th when it comes to women in leadership positions. Denmark has an alarming low number of female CEOs and board members and this does not seem to change resulting in other countries more rapidly closing the gender gap.
Based on 150 in-depth interviews with senior managers in Danish organisations, Muhr investigates the intersection of gender and leadership. At the core of these interviews are not only a strong belief in the myth of equality, but also strong tendencies towards gender bias and stereotypes. These biases and stereotypes, not only prevent women from leadership careers, but also lead to inefficient gender initiatives. To change the disappointing development Muhr proposes a combination of norm-critical culture initiatives and what she calls bias-blockers, they are short-term processual initiatives directly aimed at blocking the biases that everyone inevitably has as part of their basic decision-making models.
The book ‘Ledelse af Køn: Hvordan Kønsstereotyper Former Mænds og Kvinders Karrierer. En Bog om Barrierer og nye Strategier’ (‘Gender in management: How the stereotypes of men and women are shaping their careers. A book about barriers and new strategies’) is designed for leaders, but it may inspire anyone with an interest in how to manage gender and to develop organisations with equal opportunities. The book will be sold at the event (in Danish only).
‘Lethal Leadership – the myths of modern management’
By alumnus, author and management consultant Christian Ørsted
According to the author, management consultant and keynote speaker Christian Ørsted, we have developed management principles that have increased our efficiency for the past 100 years. However, modern management has been shown to have an imbalance. As a result, we can today lead and engage employees to such an extent that they put aside their own morality and health to reach company goals.
The book teaches you to understand the psychological mechanisms that are controlling our work-life and discusses the myths of modern management: Motivation, recognition, personal growth and teamwork. In his book, Christian also addresses how we can shift focus from short-term solutions towards sustainable management principles to ensure long-term productivity.
Christian is the author of two bestselling books, most recently ‘Livsfarlig ledelse’ (‘Lethal Leadership’), the Danish no. 1 business bestseller with 40,000 copies sold. The book will be sold at the event (in Danish only).
Date and time: Thursday 23 May 2019 from 15.30 to 20.00
Venue: CBS, Ovnhallen, Porcelænshaven 20, 2000 Frederiksberg
Attendance fee to cover food and drinks: DKK 200
Please note that the event will be held in English.