Of Leadership Development, Business Schools and Consulting Firms

Of Leadership Development, Business Schools and Consulting Firms - Prasad Kurian
For the leadership development programs for senior leaders, is it better to partner with reputed business schools or with reputed leadership development consulting firms?

“Our professors bring in the latest academic research to the program delivery. Based on their deep understanding of the topic, they can facilitate first principles thinking which can lead to profound insights. We don’t want our faculty members to become trainers!”, remarked the executive education lead in a reputed business school.

“To what extent the professors are able to bring in actionable insights for the practitioners based on academic research is debatable. The professors who have a teaching style that is similar that of trainers often get the best feedback scores from the participants. Deep expertise coupled with an accessible kind of program delivery facilitates skill building and makes the program content easier to understand and implement!”, observed the leadership development lead of a large firm. “We need the leadership development programs to be customized to our context. We prefer to partner with consulting firms as they do a much better job on customization as compared to business schools. It is not that the business...

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Prasad Kurian

is a senior Human Resources leader with deep expertise in Talent Management & Organization Development. He is the author of the book 'Life in Organizations - Paradoxes, Dilemmas and Possibilities'. Prasad's career has been characterized by a conscious effort to stand at the intersection of theory and practice in HR. You can see many examples of this is his blog on HR and OD titled 'Simplicity @ the other side of Complexity'.

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Prasad Kurian

is a senior Human Resources leader with deep expertise in Talent Management & Organization Development. He is the author of the book 'Life in Organizations - Paradoxes, Dilemmas and Possibilities'. Prasad's career has been characterized by a conscious effort to stand at the intersection of theory and practice in HR. You can see many examples of this is his blog on HR and OD titled 'Simplicity @ the other side of Complexity'.

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