Shlomo Ben-Hur is a Professor of Leadership, Organization and Corporate Learning.
He is the Director of IMD’s transformative leadership program for top executives, Cultivating Leadership Energy through Awareness and Reflection (CLEAR). He also directs the Organizational Learning in Action program (OLA) for Chief Learning Officers, the Changing Employee Behavior online program and IMD’s discovery trips to the Start-up Nation, Israel.
As an educator, consultant and coach, Shlomo has worked with Boards, CEOs, executive teams, and businesses across the globe to develop their people strategy, leadership capabilities, teams and their overall organizational culture and performance.
Professor Ben-Hur's research, teaching and consulting activities are focused on the psychological and cultural aspects of leadership, and the strategic and operational elements of talent management and corporate learning.
His work in these areas appeared in four books: Talent Intelligence , The Business of Corporate Learning , Changing Employee Behavior: a Practical Guide for Managers and his latest book Leadership OS.
He has also written a number of articles on talent management and corporate learning in academic and practitioner journals including the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes, Financial Times and MIT Sloan Management Review such as “The Missing piece in employee development” and “Aligning corporate learning with strategy”.
Professor Ben-Hur also has written a variety of business cases including a case series on Deutsche Telekom that won the Responsible Leadership Award of the European Foundation for Management Development case competition.
Prior to joining IMD, Professor Ben-Hur gained 20 years of corporate experience in senior executive positions in multinational organizations. He was the Vice President of Leadership Development and Learning for the BP Group based in London. Previous to that, he was Chief Learning Officer of DaimlerChrysler Services in Berlin where he headed-up the corporate academy. Early in his career, Shlomo worked with consulting firms and the Ministry of Education in Israel, focusing on leadership, organizational development and the promotion of democracy and co-existence in the Arab and Jewish school systems.
Professor Ben-Hur received his doctoral degree in Psychology from the Humboldt University of Berlin. He holds a Master degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Political Science from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
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