Case Studies and Media Mentions

"Linking Leadership Development to Strategy at Ericsson"

Ericsson had been a leader in innovative technology in telecommunications for many years. But in the late 1990s, the telecommunications industry went through major shifts in the wake of an economic downturn, global competition, technology changes, and new consumer demands. Ericsson’s business was severely impacted, as was its shareholder value. In this case study, learn how Ericsson turned its business around by developing its top 200 leaders in a Columbia Business School custom program.

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"New Zealand Utility Company Leverages Intellectual Power of Columbia Business School to Develop Top Leadership Skills and New Mindsets for a Changing Industry"

While Columbia Business School’s Advanced Management Program—a four-week program designed for global senior executives—may be located 9,000 miles from Powerco’s New Plymouth, New Zealand headquarters, there are a number of reasons why the utility company decided to put it at the center of its leadership development and succession planning efforts. In this case study, learn how the program instilled new energy in Powerco's C-suite and catapulted their executives from a task-oriented, operational mindset to a strategic group with long-term aspirations in an industry challenged by major transformations.

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"Custom-Built Programs for the Future Workforce"

In this European Business Review article, Columbia Business School Professor Ann Bartel, who has faculty directed a number of custom programs at Columbia Business School Executive Education, shares the invaluable benefits an organization can gain from partnering with a custom-built program, the powerful impact it can make on the company’s talent retention rate, and how it can significantly enhance the company’s global competitiveness in these fast-changing times.

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