Most successful companies recognize that their people and culture are vital sources of competitive advantage. But they also understand that their human resource (HR) department can only do so much—and that their senior executives often lack the skills to manage, motivate, and reward newly hired or veteran employees. Focused on general managers, this program examines the latest innovations in managing talent that can help companies generate long-term revenue and growth. You will master talent management strategies and emerge with a personal action plan for driving individual performance, leading organizational change, and securing a strategic edge for your company.

What You Can Expect

Globalization, technological innovations, demographic change, and mergers—these rapidly increasing trends are making talent management more complex than ever before. This program separates talent management myth from fact, showing general managers how to align talent incentives with business objectives, motivate employees to achieve common goals, and manage corporate culture and change to drive performance and innovation.

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Globalization, technological innovations, demographic change, and mergers—these rapidly increasing trends are making talent management more complex than ever before. This program separates talent management myth from fact, showing general managers how to align talent incentives with business objectives, motivate employees to achieve common goals, and manage corporate culture and change to drive performance and innovation.

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Your Course of Study

Through global case studies, new faculty research, and pivotal classroom discussions, the program focuses on the best practices for managing talent and driving performance. You and your peers also will engage in two customized assessments: the first evaluates your personal strengths and weaknesses as a talent manager, and the second determines whether your company is positioned to secure a competitive advantage over the long term.

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Through global case studies, new faculty research, and pivotal classroom discussions, the program focuses on the best practices for managing talent and driving performance. You and your peers also will engage in two customized assessments: the first evaluates your personal strengths and weaknesses as a talent manager, and the second determines whether your company is positioned to secure a competitive advantage over the long term.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for general managers, HR executives, and other senior executives of large established companies who are responsible for the firm's human capital and talent development strategies. When a company sends a team of general managers and their HR counterparts, they will return with shared insights and frameworks for aligning the organization's talent with its strategic needs.

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This program is designed for general managers, HR executives, and other senior executives of large established companies who are responsible for the firm's human capital and talent development strategies. When a company sends a team of general managers and their HR counterparts, they will return with shared insights and frameworks for aligning the organization's talent with its strategic needs.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Professor Groysberg has won numerous awards for his research on the challenge of managing human capital at small and large organizations around the world. His work focuses on how firms hire, develop, and retain their top talent, and how they sustain a competitive advantage by engaging employees in the implementation of business strategy.
Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "Driving Performance Through Talent Management for Senior Executives" and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations." Read Full Bio
Senior Adviser of Egon Zehnder International and author of "Great People Decisions: Why They Matter So Much, Why They Are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them." 

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Boris Groysberg

Faculty Chair
Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "Driving Performance Through Talent Management for Senior Executives" and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations."

Professor Groysberg has won numerous awards for his research on the challenge of managing human capital at small and large organizations around the world. His work focuses on how firms hire, develop, and retain their top talent, and how they sustain a competitive advantage by engaging employees in the implementation of business strategy.  Read Full Bio

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

Senior Adviser of Egon Zehnder International and author of "Great People Decisions: Why They Matter So Much, Why They Are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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