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Anti-Hubris Toolkit passes important milestone. (2016)

Plans for a practical Anti-Hubris Toolkit have reached an important milestone with the release of proposals for managing and mitigating hubris in business organisations.

Co-produced by academics at Surrey Business School’s The Hubris Project and senior practitioners, the proposals offer ideas for three tools:

  • Empowering the Board
  • Listening to ‘faint signals’
  • De-isolating and grounding the CEO.

These are organised around a need to ‘Reconfigure the Hubris Black Hole’.

Work on the toolkit began with a half-day event on 18 May 2016 convened by Dr Graham Robinson and Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith.

Collaboration has continued through 2016, and included another event at Surrey Business School on 13 July at which the initial ideas were refined.

Surrey Business School plans to take the latest proposals forward to the next stage with interested management and leadership practitioners.

To find out more, or to get involved in putting any of the tools into practice, please contact Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith at Surrey Business School. Email

A summary of the proposals is here: surrey-anti-hubris-toolkit-summary

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