Recently we welcomed Patrick Haede - co-founder of Mapify Travel – as a guest lecture in our Bachelor courses.
He shared his experiences on starting a company with friends in four Bachelor courses at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Students intensively discussed the pros and cons of workplace friendship and connected it with scientific insights on friendship at works - it may not be as easy as you think: https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amr.2016.0309.summary
The Chair of Leadership regularly invites guest speakers to connect theory with practice in teaching activities. If you are an experienced practitioner and feel you would like to give something back to the education of students by sharing your experiences, please get in touch.