Leadership & Happiness
Transformational Leadership and the New Competencies
Everyone wants to be happier, and leaders want more happiness among those they lead. Happiness has been the topic of intense study over the past decade by social scientists and neuroscientists, and is now entering the world of management and leadership.
In this session, Professor Arthur Brooks from the Harvard Business School will introduce the emerging science of happiness; offer practical applications to improve our own lives; and discuss the best ways to build the science into our leadership styles.
Prof. Arthur Brooks; William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School
Prof. Alberto Ribera, Professor of the Practice of Management of Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School
Alberto Ribera joined IESE in 2003 after a 15-year international career with the World Health Organisation, the European Commission and other multilateral organisations, in charge of projects in Africa, Southeast Asia and especially in the Middle East. From 1999 to 2003, he was General Director of the Euro Arab Management School.
At IESE he is the academic director of the IESE Coaching Unit and teaches the MBA course "Personality and Leadership", which received the 2009 IESE Award for Excellence. He also teaches the Global Executive MBA course "Managing Oneself"; and executive courses on self-leadership, relationships management and executive coaching. He is the author or co-author of 9 books and more than 30 case-studies.
He has been invited as visiting professor or guest speaker at universities and business schools of more than 20 different countries and at international conferences like the World Economic Forum. He has taught courses for Enel, Compagnia di San Paolo, Banco di Napoli, Telecom Italia, Saint Gobain, The Arab Contractors, Egypt Telecom, BBVA, Banco de España, Enrst&Young, Hewlett Packard, PricewaterhouseCoopers and other firms.
He is a board member of the Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria (Rome), Harambee Foundation (Nairobi) and other not-for-profit institutions.
Prof. Arthur C. BrooksArthur C. Brooks is the William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July of 2019, he served for ten years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the world's leading think tanks.
Brooks is the author of 11 books, including the national bestsellers "Love Your Enemies" (2019), "The Conservative Heart" (2015), and "The Road to Freedom" (2012). He is also a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the podcast "The Art of Happiness" and subject of the 2019 documentary film "The Pursuit" which Variety named as one of the "Best Documentaries on Netflix" in August 2019.