The Lead Creatively: Discussion Series

The SEV Center of Excellence holds an annual series of stimulating discussions with distinguished researchers and scholars in order to disseminate to students, executives, and the larger society cutting-edge and management-relevant knowledge about creativity and leadership.  

The Lead Creatively: Discussion Series are hosted by the Center’s Director, Professor Mainemelis

 May 23, 2019 at 18:00 - Alba amphitheater |"Prudence and Creativity: An Odd Pair?"  

Dr Haridimos Tsoukas, The Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management, Department of Business and Public Administration, University of Cyprus & Distinguished Research Environment Professor of Organization Behavior, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK

In his speech Dr. Haridimos Tsoukas will present examples from the business community and talk about how a prudent leader can be or should be a creative leader.

To download the event's description in Greek please click here

April 12, 2019 at 18:00 - Alba amphitheater |“Outreach and Creativity: Libraries, Archives, and Museums”


Dr Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Historically libraries have been repositories of knowledge, secure places for the preservation of books, manuscripts and more. How do libraries adapt to the newly available flood of information via the internet in order to remain relevant? The role of the curator is crucial in figuring out ways to showcase the material through old and new technologies. Through digitization, exhibitions, and public programs the curator can give new life to a traditional institution and provide the public with a variety of inspirational events that instill new life to the institution.

Dr Georgopoulou’s talk will offer a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities involved in rejuvenating traditional organizational structures through a combination of digital technology, managerial extroversion, and curational creativity

 March 22, 2019 at 18:00 - Alba amphitheater | "Creativity and Aesthetics: The Case of Michelin-starred Chefs”

Dr Marc Stierand, Associate Professor of Service Management & Director of the Institute of Business Creativity at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, HESSO/University ofAssociate Profe Applied Sciences Western Switzerland.

Aesthetics play a critical role in the development of new products, services, and customer  or user experiences. Creative leaders rely on their aesthetic sensibility to integrate multiple and often competing imperatives into novel and compelling solutions.  Drawing on his extensive research in the world of international haute cuisine, Dr. Marc Stierand will share his reflections on how Michelin-starred chefs engage in intricate forms of aesthetic composing that express their unique creative identity.

 February 19, 2019| "Press Conference"


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