About the Course


5 Days


To strengthen the foundation for future success, companies must commit to developing strong leaders at all levels. This program empowers high potential leaders to overcome the increasingly complex challenges that emerge as they take on greater leadership roles. By exploring the pros and cons of diverse leadership styles and strategies, you will expand your ability to build productive teams, champion change, lead in a crisis, and create a culture of high performance.

Key Benefits

Foster the right leadership qualities in yourself and others:

  • Balance your personal leadership style with the demands of the organization without compromising your principles
  • Adjust your leadership approach as your responsibilities grow and change
  • Develop the next class of high potential leaders—and inspire leadership throughout the organization

Expand your contribution through stronger leadership:

  • Build high-performance teams that are more than the sum of their parts
  • Lead effectively through situations involving conflict
  • Receive feedback with an open mind and deliver it with tact
  • Build internal and external relationships to achieve both professional and personal goals

Expand your personal and professional network:

  • Extend your network by living and working with accomplished executives from various backgrounds, industries, and countries across the globe
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of peers who can provide wide-ranging insights into your business challenges and career decisions

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for high-impact, top-performing individuals—from vice presidents to program managers and team leaders—with 10–20 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility.

Participants should expect to spend at least 9-12 hours on self-paced case preparation prior to attending the program. Case materials will be made available approximately two weeks prior to program start.

Key Topics

Choosing your leadership style:

  • Exploring different leadership styles in action
  • Assessing the best leadership approach for different situations
  • Recognizing the distinction between leadership and management
  • Evaluating the pros and cons of different leadership styles
  • Overcoming the challenges of co-leadership

Leading teams:

  • Building more productive teams
  • Evaluating and increasing the effectiveness of your team
  • Understanding the reality of team life—the good, the bad, and the paradoxical
  • Leading diverse teams and getting the most value from differences
  • Maximizing creativity in groups

Expressing yourself effectively:

  • Improving your ability to communicate, whether you're explaining complex information, leading in a crisis, or defending your decisions
  • Becoming more persuasive by drawing on techniques from the world of theater, storytelling, and public communications

Managing networks:

  • Establishing effective networks—and overcoming common obstacles
  • Viewing your internal and external networks as important leadership assets
  • Evaluating and maximizing the value of your networks
  • Managing up—why it's important and how to do it
  • Addressing the politics of change in constructive ways

Developing talent and leadership:

  • Creating a culture of leadership
  • Motivating a diverse workforce
  • Managing performance and nurturing talent
  • Improving organizational capability, execution, and innovation