The 2018 Research Conference was entitled “Beyond Leadership: Humanity”. The conference took place on May 24th, 2018 at EU Business School Geneva. It added to the outcomes of our successful Leadership Seminar in November 2017, which provided deep insights into management aspects of the 4th industrial revolution, with respect to the interactivity between things, tasks and technology. EU Business School selected an interesting theme for this research event focusing on the missing link: although the world has never been a better place to live, the current global leadership architecture is archaic. We believe it is time to go back to the basics and focus on the most important trends. And the missing link in these multifold trends seems to be the human being: what role for the individual in our common future? The 2018 Research Conference was seeking to bridge the gap between pragmatic solutions and our common future.