MBA Connect - Executive Seminar

MBA Connect - Executive Seminar

Power of the Middle Third: How Mid-level Leaders Create Breakthrough Business Performance

Where is the critical mass of leadership in an organization? Who actually does the work of delivering against performance expectations? Who are the custodians of productivity, quality and efficiency? Dr Anderson will look at these sorts of questions and reveal how mid-level leaders are in fact the key protagonists in achieving future organisational successes. He will bring into the discussion key research insights and evidence to build his case. He will address key challenges in managing performance and change, particularly through challenging times, such as low commodity price or budget squeezes, and show how factors like creativity and agility, effective communication and emergent strategy, and positive management behaviours, can principally be distributed and driven from the Middle Third.

Dr Matthew Anderson

Dr Matthew Anderson has delivered over 150 different executive and management education interventions, to senior leaders in UK, Europe, Middle-East, US and Africa, with organisations like Total, Kenwood Delonghi, BP, Shell, Pearson Group, as well as various national governments. He has taught Strategy, Leadership, Change and Performance at several universities in the UK and Middle East, and has a PhD in the pedagogy of leadership development.

Previous roles include infantry captain, ‘Master Coach’, and head of training at a British Army leadership college; co-founder and business development director of an energy technology start-up; performance director at oil and gas technical coaching consultancy; and, co-founder of an applied research consultancy based in UK, supporting FTSE 100 companies and UK government agencies.

In recent years, he has been at the centre of some of the United Kingdom’s major political change events as a special advisor (strategy) to both the Scottish Independence and EU referendum campaigns.




17:30 - 18:30 -   Talk and Q&A

18:30 - 19:30 -   Tea and Coffee and Networking

19:30 -              Close

Cost: FREE, Register below. 

Dr Matthew Anderson
Hosted by
The University of Aberdeen Business School
The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Sophie Anderson, Business Engagement Advisor -