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Dubai Masterclass and Reception

Date: Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: DIFC, Gate Village, Building 2, The Academy, Level 2, Auditorium


Alumni Relations Team at City, University of London is pleased to invite all alumni to an evening masterclass and reception in Dubai. Professor Marianne Lewis will be delivering an interactive masterclass about Leading through Paradox. 

The evening will give you an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni, participate in an engaging masterclass, learn of new developments at the Institution and to meet with current staff. You are very welcome to bring a guest but please add their name at the registration.

Masterclass: Leading through Paradox

Professor Marianne W. Lewis is Dean of Cass Business School, City, University of London and is an international thought leader in the field of leadership and organisational paradoxes.

In this exclusive masterclass, she will share the power of a paradox lens. Sharpened through two decades of research, Professor Lewis will discuss how great leaders help their organisations thrive with tensions intensified by rapid change and rising complexity. How do leaders ensure that their organisations excel at disciplined efficiency for today and bold innovation that enables tomorrow? How do they deliver on financial targets to thrill their shareholders, while achieving greater social purpose that ensures sustainability? How do they build global integration and scale, as they meet diverse local needs? Rather than tradeoffs, paradoxical leaders stress synergies and learning. 

Professor Lewis's work appears in such leading journals as the Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science.  Her paper, “Exploring paradox: Toward a more comprehensive guide” received the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award in 2000 and is among the most cited in the field.


18.00 - 18.30 Registration and welcome drinks
18.30 - 19.30 Welcome and masterclass by Professor Marianne Lewis
19.30 - 20.30 Reception and Networking

Registration is now closed. Please contact if you would like to attend this event.

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