Henley combines Business with People

Good leaders bring together professionality in business and social interaction

Henley combines Business with People

The module 'Personal Development' makes this combination possible

In line with its social mission, Henley was one of the first to recognise the importance of Leadership Development. Our focus has always been on people and for this reason, Henley began integrating the ‘human side’ into the Executive MBA programme right from the start. Henley believes that managers and executives learn best from themselves and to this end, the module ‘Personal Development’, supplemented by individual coaching sessions, accompanies the students throughout their studies, providing insights into personality structures and preferences, career questions and personal networks. The process combines the use of analytical tools, self-reflection and exchange between the students so that over time they establish a deep understanding of their own drivers and motivators. This understanding can then be used in their job to work with other people in a targeted manner.

The biggest difference between the industrial age and today is that humans are not machines that can easily be switched on and off, nor do they deliver clearly predictable results. Nowadays, people decide themselves when they are productive and therefore the task of the manager and leader is to create conditions in which people want to be productive.

In today’s Henley Executive MBA, students meet experts who cover the strategic, operational and interpersonal spheres of business activity. These experts combine knowledge from business economics, psychology, sociology and neurosciences so that the students can be successful both as managers and as leaders.

Christoph Raudonat

Managing Director, Business School Germany


Chris Raudonat is responsible for the business operations of Henley Business School in Germany. He centres his energy on the strategic direction and development of the organisation, programme sales and recruitment, communication as well as leadership learning / coaching. In the past he worked with a number of international non-profit and civil society organisations to manage their projects and increase their potential by assisting them in the development and implementation of their business strategies.

He is furthermore an executive coach, focusing on cognitive behaviour and positive psychology approaches and helps clients to become the best they can be by exploring innovative approaches to management learning both in practice and academics.

Chris is currently researching the specifics of interim leadership in the gig-economy and gig-leadership while engaging in a MSc/DBA programme at Henley Business School. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and holds degrees in Sociology, Social/Organisational Psychology, Law and Economics as well as an MBA from Henley Business School.