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Speaker session

Building personal and organisational resilience

10:30 - 11:45

Richard Jolly JEMBA1999

Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour

About this session

This session will explore the personal challenges of coping with the demands of a ‘hurry sick’ lifestyle to ensure that you are focused on your key priorities and building the necessary behaviours and attitudes. But this is not just about your own ability to cope – it is about what you can do to help build a more resilient organisation around you: one able to adapt to the changes in its environment effectively.

About the speakers

Richard Jolly JEMBA1999 is Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour at LBS. He has taught core modules on Leadership Skills, Executive Leadership, Managing People and Organisations and Developing Effective Managers and Organisations core modules; the Managing Change, Paths to Power and Inter-Personal Dynamics electives; as well as the Executive Leadership module on the EMBA-Global programme with Columbia Business School.

In addition to teaching on the MBA, for which he was voted Best Programme Teacher by students in 2003 and 2014, and runner-up in 2007, 2010 and 2011, Richard also leads several Executive Education courses for LBS in the UK and across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

He co-directs the Leading Change and Professional Services: Next Generation Leadership open programme, and has also taught on the Senior Executive Programme, Accelerated Development Programme and The Essentials of Leadership programme. Moreover, Professor Jolly works on a diverse portfolio of company-specific programmes with businesses such as Barclays, Carlsberg, Deutsche Bank, IBM, Johnson Matthey, Lloyd’s of London and Lufthansa. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Case Centre.

Away from academia, Professor Jolly is a director of the organisational consulting firm Stokes & Jolly Consulting, where he works with clients representing many sectors including central and investment banking, private equity, fund management, law and accountancy, management consultancy and advertising.

Professor Jolly’s primary consultancy interests are designing and delivering executive development workshops coaching senior managers and facilitating senior management teams, with an emphasis on leadership and change management. He received his MBA with Distinction from LBS.