During the weekend of 10-11 October Dr. Haridimos Tsoukas will be teaching at the ALBA Executive MBA Program the course “Leadership & the Art of Judgment”. Dr. Tsoukas is the Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Cyprus and a distinguished Research Environment Professor of Organization Studies at Warwick Business School. Author and editor of several books in English and Greek, his research publications have appeared in the most distinguished international journals of organizational and management research. He is best known for his contributions to understanding organizations as knowledge and learning systems, for re-viewing organizational phenomena through the lens of process philosophy, for exploring practical reason in organizational contexts as well as the epistemology of reflective practice in management, and for bringing insights from Aristotelian, Wittgensteinian and Heideggerian philosophy to organization and management studies. He was Editor-in-Chief of the leading journal Organization Studies and is the co-founder and co-organizer of the International Symposium of Process Organization Studies.
This course explores Aristotle’s concept of Phronesis and its links with contemporary theories of human judgment and leadership. To lead other human beings, one needs a high degree of maturity, an intuitive grasp of the human condition and a developed sense of judgment, all of which are uniquely dealt with in Greek philosophy.