Dancing in the Time of War

Alasdair White looks at the social side of the Battle of Waterloo and tells us why there were so many expatriates in Brussels at the time, attending the numerous balls, dinners and picnics on offer to the social elite. The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball is famous the world over because this is where Wellington received confirmation that Napoleon and his army had entered the Province of Belgium. More

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About Alasdair White

Alasdair White is a consultant and university lecturer specializing in performance management, managing people and leadership. He is based near Brussels in Belgium and has an international practice with clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East. He is on the Faculty of the United Business Institutes in Brussels and of the European Management Development Institute. He was a visiting faculty lecturer at Lotus University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for five years until December 2010 and is a guest lecturer at the University of Winchester in the United Kingdom.
Alasdair White is the author of 'Managing for Performance' (1995), 'Continuous Quality Improvement' (1996) and 'The Essential Guide to Developing Your Staff' (1998), all published by Piatkus Books in London.
Educated at King Alfred’s College (now the University of Winchester), Winchester, England, where he studied education and physical science, Alasdair White spent time teaching in Spain before becoming a business journalist and newspaper editor in the UK. He became a management consultant in 1984 and moved to The Netherlands in 1987 and then to Belgium in 1993. He is a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (UK).
Details of some of Alasdair White’s recent work can be found on his consultancy website at http://www.pm-solutions.com

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