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The Intoxication of Power – Leadership & Hubris


Cambridge Judge Business School and the Daedalus Trust Conference

The Intoxication of Power – Leadership & Hubris, a conference jointly organised by Cambridge Judge Business School and the Daedalus Trust, will take place on Thursday 19 September 2013 at the School.

Studies show how readily prominent CEOs overpay for takeover targets in order to grow their companies, and reveal the ways powerful executives discount the wishes and needs of stakeholders.

This conference will examine the issues of leadership and hubris – distortions of thinking and changes in personality associated with the exercise of power – one of the most dangerous issues in business today. Bringing together leading figures from business, behavioural management thinkers and psychologists, this is an important event for board directors and senior managers.

The conference will be a chance to hear from leading thinkers including:

  • Lord David Owen, author of The Hubris Syndrome and former British Foreign Secretary
  • Martin Taylor, former Chairman of Syngenta AG and former CEO of Barclays Bank
  • Gillian Tett, author and Assistant Editor at the Financial Times
  • Manfred Kets de Vries, Distinguished Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD and author of The Neurotic Organisation, Struggling with the Demon, and Leadership on the Couch
  • Professor Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School, who has researched the effects of status and hubris in organisations
  • Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Professor Nicola Clayton, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge

Places are limited and expected to sell out, so early registration is recommended.