Strong, visionary leadership often separates world-class companies from the rest. Leadership Best Practices examines the groundbreaking best practices that enable companies to evolve, compete, and succeed in crowded and complex markets. By transforming your perspective on leadership and management, this program will help you capably lead your organization through strategy formulation and execution, organization building, and change implementation.

What You Can Expect

Designed to build strategic vision and personal leadership skills, the program examines today's leadership best practices in depth. By evaluating the implications of cutting-edge research, engaging in a dynamic exchange with faculty and peers, and comparing leadership across a range of complex organizations, you'll develop a strategic vision that yields measurable results for your company.

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Designed to build strategic vision and personal leadership skills, the program examines today's leadership best practices in depth. By evaluating the implications of cutting-edge research, engaging in a dynamic exchange with faculty and peers, and comparing leadership across a range of complex organizations, you'll develop a strategic vision that yields measurable results for your company.

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Your Course of Study

In seven modules focused on the latest HBS research and analysis, you'll examine the many ways in which you can drive competitive advantage for your company. Specifically, you'll explore the strategic function of visionary leadership, the importance of gathering ideas from outside your sector, the path to success in emerging markets, and strategies for driving continuous innovation.

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In seven modules focused on the latest HBS research and analysis, you'll examine the many ways in which you can drive competitive advantage for your company. Specifically, you'll explore the strategic function of visionary leadership, the importance of gathering ideas from outside your sector, the path to success in emerging markets, and strategies for driving continuous innovation.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This leadership development program is designed for senior executives with significant management responsibilities at large established companies. It is particularly appropriate for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief administrative officers, senior vice presidents, general managers, senior human resource officers, and divisional directors or leaders.

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This leadership development program is designed for senior executives with significant management responsibilities at large established companies. It is particularly appropriate for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief administrative officers, senior vice presidents, general managers, senior human resource officers, and divisional directors or leaders.

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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.

W. Earl Sasser

Baker Foundation Professor. Member of the General Management Unit; faculty chair of "Leadership Best Practices," and "Leadership for Senior Executives"; and faculty cochair of "Achieving Breakthrough Service."

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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.

W. Earl Sasser

Baker Foundation Professor. Member of the General Management Unit; faculty chair of "Leadership Best Practices," and "Leadership for Senior Executives"; and faculty cochair of "Achieving Breakthrough Service."

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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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