Future-focused executive development
The world of business is facing its biggest shift since the industrial revolution.
Businesses need to navigate not just new technology, emerging consumer trends, environmental changes and political instability, but also a switch to the purpose of the business itself – a purpose no longer serving just profit for shareholders, but a purpose that is beneficial for all stakeholders.
At a minimum, this means a big change for most businesses. It means total disruption for others.
With unbeatable insights from our FT journalists who daily are at the forefront of change, and our world-class professors from top institutions, we partner with our clients to empower people to lead and thrive, through and beyond, this shift of capitalism.
Focus on real business challenges
The role of leaders is being completely reshaped. While setting a clear business vision is essential, it is no longer enough. Every leader is different — and so are our programmes. Our leadership development programmes equip your key people with the skills they need to take your business to the next level.
21st Century Leadership Skills
Organisations globally have signed up to ESG commitments, but are they acting? As businesses have targets to meet, it is often hard for decision-makers to move away from a big deal despite ESG commitments. Having a clear purpose that meets stakeholders and investors' demands is essential. Our ESG programmes are designed to help you lead through this new reality.
ESG: Profit with Purpose
Digital innovation has enabled businesses to benefit from otherwise hidden opportunities. But it is not your technology that matters most - it's your people. Our digital transformation programmes will help your teams to adopt a digital-first mindset, learn how to optimise user interfaces, turn offline process into digital workflows and transform satisfied customers into brand ambassadors.
Digital Transformation & Innovation
Turning Learning Design into Business Impact
Custom Programme Design
We believe executive education is a craft, not a commodity. With each new client, we develop an entirely fresh approach. Together, we ensure your learning journeys meet strategic goals and create value.
Our work starts with understanding, empathizing with, and challenging your assumptions, vision and objectives. For each client, we build a team of learning, impact and customer experience experts - supported by top professors and FT journalists.
To achieve real value-creation, our collaboration continues during and after the program as we work with you to ensure that learning outcomes are preserved in your business.
Measurable Business Impact
Learning Innovation & Impact
of all content from traditional executive education programmes are forgotten within 24 hours; 90% within a month.
of all business leaders see no direct business benefit from traditional executive education programmes.
of senior leaders and decision makers believe that their talent development is inadequate and not fit for purpose.
Source: The Pulse Report 2018
WHY WE PUSH BOUNDARIES
Trusted by Global Leaders
These are some of the clients whose businesses we’re helping to reinvent, with programmes designed to bring out the best in their people.
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FT Journalists in our Network
This selection of articles from Headspring’s writers and thought leaders highlights diverse but vital aspects of leadership and integrity from the individual, team and organisational perspectives.
Insights: Leading with Integrity
A major report produced by Headspring in partnership with YouGov on how professionals in Europe and Middle East understand the impact of the imminent age of Artificial Intelligence on their careers.
Report: Leading through Political Turmoil
Research: AI in the Horizon
Today’s leaders must understand where threats come from, how likely they are to occur, what impact they will have on your company, and how to prepare and respond. We offer a way forward.
The FT has been the guide to business for more than 125 years, recognised internationally for it’s authority, integrity and accuracy. Our FT journalists are close to the source. They know the facts before they become news, helping our clients to stay one step ahead. They understand the big political, economic and technological trends as well as the small details of policy that can make or break a business.
The expertise of the Financial Times
From its foundation, IE Business School have made it their business to disrupt. A triple accredited institution, it offers the world’s number one distance online MBA (QS, 2017) and the 3rd ranked non-US MBA in the world (Forbes, 2017). Through technological immersion and a culture of innovation, IE brings and entrepreneurial mindset that gives our programmes a sharper edge and greater impact.
The innovation of IE Business School
Headspring is a joint venture of the Financial Times and IE Business School.
Our programmes are fully customised and focused on tangible business results. We partner with clients to diagnose challenges and co-create unique learning programmes, combining the foresight of some of the most influential FT journalists with the expertise of world-leading business school professors.
We design programmes to inspire people to lead and thrive.
Empowering People, Transforming Business
We're ready to help you grow
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