Centre for Leadership & Effective Organisations


The Centre offers programs designed to provide the latest knowledge and practices on leadership, agility, and collaboration. We strive to increase dialogue and learning among leaders, managers, and practitioners in France and our global network. Our webinars and breakfast seminars provide an opportunity to share and learn about the latest challenges and solutions for sustaining organisation performance.


Breakfast Seminars


The Dark Side : Destructive and Abusive leadership

Date : Thursday, April 20, 2017
Subject : « The Dark Side : Destructive and Abusive leadership  »
Language : English

Often, when we talk about – and train – leadership, we focus on the positive sides. The quest is to find out what makes leaders particular effective. Only more recently has academia caught up with what we all know from our daily work lives: Leaders and leadership can be highly problematic. In this webinar, we will look at destructive leadership and its impact on followers as well as touch on dark personality traits that make leaders less likely to successfully interact with their followers – although they might seem highly desirable at first glance.

Speaker :

Birgit SCHYNS,
PhD Research Director - Professor, Organisational Behavior and Leadership, NEOMA Business School

Birgit is an expert in leadership and followership, specifically, perceptions and attributions, as well as leader-follower relations. Her latest research focuses on destructive leadership and dark personality traits. Her work has been published in academic journals. She has edited several books as well as special issues in journals. She is also on several editorial boards.


Breakfast Seminar

Careers, the Essential Key for the Development of Organisational Agility

Date : Friday, May 19, 2017
Time : 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location : Paris Campus - 9 rue d’Athènes, 75009 Paris
Subject : « Careers, the Essential Key for the Development of Organisational Agility »
Language : French

Organisations are being confronted with qualitative changes: transformations in professions, the development of new behaviours and accountability. With the emergence of these new contexts what place should be given to the concept of a career? Does the increase in turnover represent an opportunity? Can the concept of a career be reconciled with the expectations of individuals, the new needs of organisations and performance challenges? In short, is the concept of a career an obsolete one or rather is it the keystone to HR practices?

Speaker :

Jean Pralong, PHD,
Professor, Human Resources Management, NEOMA Business School

Jean Pralong is a psychologist and has a Ph.D. in Management Science. He has held the “New Careers” Chair at NEOMA Business School since 2009.

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