Program Announcement

Thank you for your interest in this program. The October 2014 session currently is filled to capacity, and additional applications will not be accepted. You may wish to consider applying to the 31 MAY–05 JUN 2015 session.

To achieve long-term success, companies must equip their most promising executives to handle the formidable challenges associated with moving into new and increasingly more complex leadership roles. In this program, you'll learn how to lead under pressure, champion change, build teams, and develop talent throughout the organization.

What You Can Expect

After absorbing the insights of faculty experts, the experiences of successful leaders, and the latest research on management and leadership, you'll be ready to embrace increasing levels of responsibility and success throughout your career. In addition, the High Potentials Leadership Program prepares you for both the risks and the opportunities that accompany new roles.

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After absorbing the insights of faculty experts, the experiences of successful leaders, and the latest research on management and leadership, you'll be ready to embrace increasing levels of responsibility and success throughout your career. In addition, the High Potentials Leadership Program prepares you for both the risks and the opportunities that accompany new roles.

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Your Course of Study

Through lectures, case studies, and group discussions, you'll explore the distinction between leadership and management, the pros and cons of different leadership styles, and the challenges of co-leadership. Putting your new skills into practice, you'll also participate in targeted exercises designed to help you express yourself effectively and improve your ability to lead in any situation.

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Through lectures, case studies, and group discussions, you'll explore the distinction between leadership and management, the pros and cons of different leadership styles, and the challenges of co-leadership. Putting your new skills into practice, you'll also participate in targeted exercises designed to help you express yourself effectively and improve your ability to lead in any situation.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Meeting the needs of top performers who want to grow as leaders, the High Potentials Leadership Program is designed for high-impact, fast-track individuals with more than 10 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility. Teams are welcome.

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Meeting the needs of top performers who want to grow as leaders, the High Potentials Leadership Program is designed for high-impact, fast-track individuals with more than 10 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility. Teams are welcome.

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The Leadership Initiative

In line with Harvard Business School's mission to educate leaders who want to make a difference in the world, the Leadership Initiative helps shape individuals with the integrity and capacity to build world-class organizations. Today's leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that have never been more complex, and the Leadership Initiative is dedicated to helping them understand and manage those forces.

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In line with Harvard Business School's mission to educate leaders who want to make a difference in the world, the Leadership Initiative helps shape individuals with the integrity and capacity to build world-class organizations. Today's leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that have never been more complex, and the Leadership Initiative is dedicated to helping them understand and manage those forces.

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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
Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration. Faculty cochair of the HBS Leadership Initiative; member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of "High Potentials Leadership Program," "Leading with Impact: Staying on the Fast Track," and "Maximizing Your Leadership Potential—India." Read Full Bio

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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.

Linda A. Hill

Faculty Chair
Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration. Faculty cochair of the HBS Leadership Initiative; member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of "High Potentials Leadership Program," "Leading with Impact: Staying on the Fast Track," and "Maximizing Your Leadership Potential—India."

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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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