How to Liberate the Heroic Spirit of Business: Conscious Leadership

Leading the Sustainability Transition

How to Liberate the Heroic Spirit of Business: Conscious Leadership

28 de septiembre de 2021

Online, - Zoom Webinar

During this session, Prof. Raj Sisodia, founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement, will present his view of the leadership style he came to call conscious leadership. The term conscious implies a more thoughtful, more awake, and more intentional embrace of the role and responsibilities of a leader. Leaders who practice conscious leadership are first and foremost on an inner journey of character development and personal transformation, informed by a powerful understanding of human nature and human culture. Raj Sisodia will also explain why conscious leadership is needed, why it is more effective than other leadership styles, and how individuals and organizations can develop it. He will also share his personal story towards a more conscious way of leading. 

Raj Sisodia, Distinguished University Professor of Conscious Enterprise and Chairman, Conscious Enterprise Center at Tecnológico de 

Pascual Berrone, Professor of Strategic Management, IESE

In collaboration with Conscious Capitalism Spain.



  • Pascual Berrone is professor of strategic management and holder of the Schneider Electric Chair of Sustainability and Business Strategy at IESE Business School. Also, Prof. Berrone is the academic director of the Executive MBA in Madrid. He is also vice-president of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management. Prof. Berrone earned a B.Sc. in business administration from the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, holds a senior degree in management and international business from the FUNCER Business School, and completed his Ph.D. in business administration and quantitative methods degree at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is also an alumnus from IESE where he completed a PDG program. Before joining IESE Business School, Prof. Berrone held two visiting scholar appointments at Arizona State University and he was a visiting professor at Concordia University in Montreal, and Simon Fraser in Vancouver, Canada. More recently, he was a visiting professor at the Nangyang Business School in Singapore.

    Prof. Berrone has extensive managerial experience from across Latin America, Europe, and the United States. His professional interests include ongoing programmatic work in three areas: corporate governance, social issues in management and family firms. Prof. Berrone's academic work has been published in international journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Management Studies (all these journals included in the FT45 list), Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, and Management Research as well as in prestigious Spanish outlets such as Revista de Economía Financiera.

    Prof. Berrone has been recognized on several occasions for his outstanding research. In 2015, Prof. Pascual Berrone received the IBM Faculty Award, which recognizes Berrone?s work in researching and teaching strategies for cities and urban development. In 2009, he won the ?Best Doctoral Dissertation Award? granted by the Academy of Management. The award was sponsored by the Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Also in 2009, he won the ?Best Paper Award? in the Corporate Governance Track at the EURAM conference. The award is sponsored by the Center for Family and Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). In 2008, he won the Academy of Management ONE Division Best Paper Proceedings Award. More recently, his article The Impact of Symbolic and Substantive Actions on Environmental Legitimacy was named among the top three finalists for the Best Paper Award at the Iberoamerican Academy of Management Conference (2010). His work on environmental innovation was also the finalist for the best paper award at the UAM-Accenture Award (2011). More recently, he has received the Best Scientific Contribution Award granted by the Public University of Navarre for work carried out in 2009 and 2010 in the area of Human and Social, Legal and Economic Sciences. This recognition has been recently extended to his teaching activities as he received the Honorable Mention in the 4th. annual Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula (2012).

    Prof. Berrone is Associate Editor of research outlet Organization & Environment and is a member of several editorial boards. He is the founder of the Strategic Madrid Group, an initiative that gathers world-class scholars and practitioners who are interested in strategic issues. He is also the academic co-director of the research platform IESE Cities in Motion.


    Professor of Strategic Management

  • Raj Sisodia, Distinguished University Professor of Conscious Enterprise and Chairman, Conscious Enterprise Center at Tecnológico de Monterrey

    Raj Sisodia

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