BMI Masterclass “The Leadership Dynamics of Necessary Evils”

When? 26 October 2021
What time? 18h30 CET
Where? Thon hotel EU, Brussels, Rue de la Loi 75

As the past two years of crisis have made clear, the responsibilities of leadership often require close work with many people under challenging conditions of considerable complexity and uncertainty. Most leadership advice emphasizes the need to keep these interactions positive, authentic, or even transformational.

But the reality is often less rosy. In the course of their duties, leaders must sometimes actually cause harm to one or more people to deliver benefits or advance worthy goals. These are called “necessary evils.” Examples include firing people, announcing bad news, delivering negative performance reviews, or closing whole companies.

Research makes clear that it is possible to fulfill these essential leadership functions in better or worse ways. In this interactive masterclass we will conduct a reflective, personalized exercise, combined with small group interaction and large-group discussions, to equip participants with the insights and skills they need to perform these duties with professionalism and interpersonal sensitivity.

BMI Executive Institute in Brussels feels excited to invite you to a Masterclass “The Leadership Dynamics of Necessary Evils” by our faculty professor Eric Guthey (Copenhagen Business School). 

When: 26 October, Tuesday / 18h30 CET

Where: LIVE at Thon hotel EU, Rue de La Loi 75, Brussels

Register: before 24 October here.


18h30 Welcome by BMI Executive Institute

18h40 Interactive Masterclass “The Leadership Dynamics of Necessary Evils” by prof. Eric Guthey

20h10 Q&A

20h30 Networking reception

About Eric Guthey:

Eric Guthey is an associate professor at Copenhagen Business School. During his career he has taught at several well know universities and business schools such as: The University of Auckland Business School in New Zealand, The University of Michigan Business School in USA. Prof. Eric himself holds a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in religion and American studies. His main teaching and research focus is leadership, intercultural management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). He has received several teaching awards in 2000 and 2001 as well as several grants to support his research.

If you need more information on the event, please contact Elze Pociute: +32 474 264551;

Warm regards,

The UCLouvain BMI International Executive MBA Programme team