Leading through turbulent times
Open-access sessions for COVID-19 strategies
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Leading through turbulent times
Open-access sessions for COVID-19 strategies
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Managing Business in a Crisis

Thursday, March 5, 2020

WebEx conference recorded from the IESE New York campus. Mike Rosenberg discusses the current situation and explores some business management strategies to address it.

Recording available here. (Password: Welcome)


COVID-19: Leadership Essentials for Turbulent Times

Monday, March 9, 2020

Pedro Videla, Axel Lambert, Mike RosenbergYago de la CiervaAlberto Ribera and Weiming Zhu shed light on calmly and empathetically managing a crisis.

Recording available here.

See IESE Insight's video series produced from this event here.


Toma de Decisiones en Entornos VUCA

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Prof. Miguel A. Ariño’s livestreamed session in Spanish.

Recording available here.

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Health Approaches and Practical Aspects

Monday, March 16, 2020

Magda Rosenmöller, an expert in healthcare innovation management, sits down with Mike Rosenberg discusses the concrete facts about the situation and its impact on managerial approaches to the crisis.

Recording available here.


Digital Reinvention in Disruptive Times: Key Takeaways from the IESE Experience

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Sandra Sieber tells the story of IESE Business School’s transformation to 100% online teaching in a matter of days.

Recording available here.

Decelerating without Disaster: Short-term Planning in Times of Low Demand

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Unlike other economic crises, the current situation has paralyzed revenues for some companies practically overnight. Suddenly faced with at least 2 months of shuttering, many are scrambling to mitigate the damage.

Albert Fernández looks at frameworks to better understand the problem and take concrete actions that will keep your company afloat during these punishing times.

Recording available here.

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 and Advice for CFOs

Monday, March 23, 2020

What is happening with the stock and bond markets? What is the weakest link in our financial system? How can we manage liquidity? Will banks be part of the solution or part of the problem?

Javier Santomá, Financial Management & Mike Rosenberg, Strategic Management

Recording available here.

Managing Virtual Teams

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The coronavirus has forced many organizations to suddenly adopt remote work practices, and the ability to get work done collectively hinges on making virtual teams function effectively. While technology supports this endeavor, there are a host of deliberate decisions managers must take to make the most out of virtual interactions, from creating new work routines, connecting with colleagues and building a shared identity.

In this session, Sebastian Reiche and Mike Rosenberg take a deep dive into the key ingredients that make virtual teams work effectively.

Recording available here.

Comunicar en Situaciones de Riesgo: Recomendaciones para la Dirección*

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

With Yago de la Cierva, Managing People in Organizations

*Session in Spanish

Recording available here.

Ongoing Challenges and Opportunities in Supply Chain and Operations

Monday, March 30, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has started out first and foremost as a health crisis, but its impact is highly dependent on how well operations and supply chain respond to this rapidly changing situation.

In this session, Jaume Ribera discusses operations and supply chain management within the context of the current situation and explore together with Mike Rosenberg the opportunities in this area to better prepare for global events like COVID-19 in the future.

Recording available here.

The Global Economic Impact of COVID-19: Perspectives on What Lies Ahead

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak evolves, events around the world like the historic market volatility seen in recent days has put us face to face with a totally new type of crisis. Fortunately, there is still a window of time for policy makers to execute a coordinated global response to the virus, but as each month passes, exactly how serious will the economic damage be?

In this session, Prof. Nuno Fernandes will join Mike Rosenberg to discuss the findings of his newly published report in which he outlines why the impending recession will be different from anything we’ve ever seen, what possible scenarios may emerge, and how policies might be shaped to address this situation.

Recording available here.

HR and Leading People in Times of Crisis

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The coronavirus has forced many organizations to rapidly adjust their way of working, rethink priorities, and reevaluate short and long term planning. How can leaders mobilize their people for common goals when the future is uncertain and everyone is anxious? How can HR professionals ascertain that their people management structures fit their current needs?

In this session, Anneloes Raes will share her insight on these challenges and discuss with Mike Rosenberg some of the key ideas leaders and HR professionals should consider when managing people in uncertain times.

Recording available here.

How to lead in Times of Great Uncertainty

Monday, April 6, 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus has brutally impacted markets and had a significant impact on businesses.  No one can predict with confidence what will happen over the next 18 months. CEOs and senior management can feel a responsibility to give clarity that they themselves don’t have, and may be experiencing their own personal feelings of helplessness and apprehension.  The leader must ask, "What can I do personally to engage myself, my leadership team and the people throughout my organization to respond positively to this crisis?"

Join Conor Neill from IESE’s Managing People in Organizations Department for this interactive discussion.

Recording available here.

El futuro es ahora: pensamiento estratégico para un mundo nuevo

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

En momentos de incertidumbre como hoy, la relevancia de equilibrar la inmediatez y la acción a largo plazo es notablemente mayor. Se trata de enfocarse en extinguir los incendios de hoy mientras se piensa estratégicamente en el futuro, imaginando cómo podría ser y cómo lo enfrentaremos con éxito. Además de toda la planificación y ejecución tácticas, ¿cómo debemos diseñar un nuevo mañana? 

Sigue a Miquel Lladó, profesor de Dirección Estratégica del IESE, para explorar estas ideas y comenzar a desarrollar tu plan estratégico a largo plazo.

Sesión en español

Recording available here.

Negotiating for Crisis Management

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The world is facing unprecedented challenges, and staying focused on your objective while keeping in mind every stakeholder’s interest is key. Negotiation in times of crisis, and after the crisis, is of cardinal importance.

In this session, Kandarp Mehta will talk about the essential aspects of negotiation in crisis situations. He will discuss how to prepare for and manage the negotiation process in order to achieve the best possible outcome in difficult times.

Session in English

Watch recording here.