The WU Leadership Conversations, a series of talks at WU Vienna, was founded in 2022 by Prof. Dr. Patricia Klarner (Institute for Organization Design) and Prof. Dr. Werner Hoffmann (Institute for Strategic Management).
Today's and tomorrow's executives face numerous new challenges. The Covid pandemic, macropolitical tensions, digital transformation, the AI revolution and questions surrounding the "future of work" are examples that reflect the increased complexity and necessary agility for leaders.
How do leaders deal with current and future challenges?
How does effective leadership look like in uncertain times and in new working environments?
What are essential leadership skills for the future?
These are questions that we discuss in our WU Leadership Conversations series with outstanding leaders from various industries.
"As a responsible university, WU is involved in a wide variety of areas and is aware of its responsibility towards society. It is very important for WU to be in direct contact with the public and to make its knowledge widely accessible. With events like the WU Leadership Conversations, the WU succeeds in building a bridge between research and practice and in allowing the transfer of know-how to take place in both directions."
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing.Dr.techn.Dr.h.c. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector of the Vienna University of Economics and Business
"The past few years have shown that the topic of leadership in companies is more important than ever. The aim of our new series of talks is to shed light on how managers deal with the comprehensive challenges of the present and the future, how the role of top managers is changing in times of New Work, which skills and qualities leaders of the future should have and how companies can make their leaders fit for the future."
Prof. Dr. Patricia Klarner, Founder & Host, WU Leadership Conversations