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Dubai Conference Newsletter #2

Dubai Conference Newsletter #2

Thu, March 10th, 2014

Delivering his keynote address on the opening day of the 43rd International Federation of Training & Development Organizations (IFTDO) at the DubaiInternational Convention and Exhibition Centre, David Ulrich, a Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA, focused on why leadership matters and highlighted the need to build effective leadership for the future.

Outlining the values that leadership provides to stakeholders both within and outside the organization, Prof. Ulrich looked at the different dimensions of leadership, the challenges of effective leadership and explained the DNA code that sets effective leaders apart. Great leadership is about consistency, and the drive for consistency is a never-ending process. Analyzing the strategies behind sustained leadership, he pointed out that one of the keys to success is disciplined continuity and sustainability.