The real ‘Big Picture’ subjects

A grasp of finance, strategy, marketing and all those “big picture” subjects only forms part of a serious leader’s education. Those sometimes neglected or disdained topics – organisational development and behaviour, communication, team dynamics – that are often rejected as insubstantial turn out to be crucial to success as a leader.

Stefan Stem, in the Business Education supplement of FT on May 20, 2010, argues cogently for the importance of the ‘soft skills’ training that is all too often neglected and/or under-valued.