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Finding Balance in Business Education (2015)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"A holistic approach to business education"

To create responsible leaders of the future, business schools need to adopt a more holistic approach to education. This blog was written in honor of the late Dominque Héau, Professor of Business Policy at INSEAD and Associate Dean for INSEAD’s Executive-MBA Programme. Manfred Kets de Vries was also named the first recipient of the Dominique Héau Award for Inspiring Educational Excellence.

INSEAD Knowledge, 2015

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