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Exploring the space between our ears

Leaders today are dealing in a new normal of constant disequilibrium where the challenges they face are less predictable and the knowledge bases they draw from are less reliable. In this article for Training Magazine, Duke CE's Tony O'Driscoll discusses how we can grapple with these ongoing tensions by cultivating the ability to become perceivers, sense-makers, and choreographers. He then lays out the new set of ABCs next-generation leaders need to adopt.

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QUEST: Preparing leaders for an uncharted world

Context matters more to leadership today. QUEST combines experiential learning and intense coaching to transform mindset and behavior. Leaders are able to recognize their default thinking, biases, and patterns so they revisit orthodoxies and gain broader perspective.

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The latest thinking from Dialogue

The latest issue of Dialogue, delivered through the Duke CE and LID publishing partnership, explores how the risk pendulum and how we think about risk is shifting. Experts share points of view across industries discussing how you can transform your outlook on risk from threat to strategic advantage.

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Reinventing Statoil: A bid to go global

Norwegian energy giant Statoil developed the leadership capability of ten senior managers in a bid to reinvent the company and position itself as a global leader in the oil and gas sector. Dana Bernstein speaks with Ian Turner to discuss how they did it.

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CLO of the Year, Tom Evans of PwC

Duke CE client, Tom Evans of PwC was recently named the CLO of the Year by CLO Magazine. For nearly 30 years, he has made professional development an integral part of every PwC employee's workday.

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Duke CE #1 for 12th year, Financial Times

Duke Corporate Education has been ranked the world’s #1 provider of custom executive education, according to the 12 May edition of the Financial Times. This is the twelfth consecutive year that Duke CE has taken top honors.

Duke CE has also been named the top provider of custom executive education programs in BusinessWeek’s biennial survey six consecutive times (2003-2013).

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Women Leading Africa

Gender equality in leadership is a topic of interest worldwide. Around the world women are vastly underrepresented at the board level of organizations. In Africa, between 3-4 percent of all directors and board members are women. In an effort to enhance women’s presence in board representation in Africa, Duke Corporate Education Africa has developed the Women Leading Africa “Board Leadership–Voices of the Future” initiative. 

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Sense-Making in the Arctic

Duke CE partners with the Norwegian Shipowners' Association and DNV GL to develop the Arctic Leadership Program for Executives. where participants will gain knowledge about business opportunities, threats, political processes, and climatic conditions in and about the Arctic.

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Opinion: Optimists wanted

CEO Mike Canning calls for optimistic leaders who can see opportunities, where others only see uncertainty and despair.

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Leading in Context

When Duke CE interviewed almost 40 CEOs from around the world for its 2013 CEO Study, the themes that emerged highlighted the changing nature of assumptions about the world, the marketplace and leadership authority.

Read the 2013 CEO Study: Leading in Context.

See Mike Canning's TEDx, "From Analytics to Awareness."