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BSN four pillars of leadership

“It is our passion to develop ‘great leadership’ that can combine business success with social responsibility.”

Why Business School Netherlands?

All programmes at Business School Netherlands are based on the 4 BSN pillars of ‘great leadership.’ You develop ‘great leadership’ that enables you to 1. be responsible; 2. initiate change; 3. make informed decisions, and 4. are results-driven.

With ‘great leadership,’ you are responsible and have a positive impact on society

This is the pillar of responsible leadership. This means looking forward and making a positive contribution to solving the challenges of our time, using a stable and ethical compass. Typical characteristics of a responsible leader include a curious attitude and asking insightful questions. A responsible leader embraces diversity, is open-minded, and is capable of critical self-reflection. There will be setbacks along the way, but you are resilient and learn from them.

With ‘great leadership,’ you provide organisations with the ability to initiate change.

This pillar is focused on excelling in change management. Building trust among all stakeholders and fostering structured teamwork through collaboration and diverse perspectives is crucial for this. This creates space for others to make a difference.

With ‘great leadership,’ you make informed decisions.

This pillar focuses on making informed decisions. It is important to understand the organisation and its context in order to propose improvements that are also realistic. Understanding the urgency for change and knowing how to create value is crucial. This means staying informed about the latest trends and developments in society and technology. In addition to applying existing knowledge and facts, practical research is also conducted to gain new insights.

With ‘great leadership,’ you are results-driven.

This pillar is all about achieving real results and maximising the talent within your organisation. This means working towards clear goals for the future and ensuring that they are actually achieved. It is important to take leadership seriously and be willing to experiment, implement improvements, and make adjustments as needed. Performance management is crucial in this regard; monitoring, measuring, and reflecting on results and linking concrete actions and measures to these results.

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