Market-leading organizations habitually innovate, adjust quickly to new business conditions, and seize emerging opportunities before their competitors do. In this hands-on program, you'll learn how to lead a nimble organization—one that blends best practices, innovation, and evolutionary change. By studying industry-leading companies, you'll explore ways to balance innovation with performance, embrace strategic experimentation without jeopardizing financial stability, and successfully transform your company while paving a path to greater profitability.

What You Can Expect

Analyzing the successes and failures of real-life companies, you'll explore how to anticipate, evaluate, and proactively respond to external shifts as well as examine how to balance innovation with performance. You'll also gain the tools and perspectives you need to develop specific action plans for renewing your organization.

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Analyzing the successes and failures of real-life companies, you'll explore how to anticipate, evaluate, and proactively respond to external shifts as well as examine how to balance innovation with performance. You'll also gain the tools and perspectives you need to develop specific action plans for renewing your organization.

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Your Course of Study

This HBS Executive Education program delves into the challenges of organizational change and renewal from the diverse perspectives of innovation, organizational structure and culture, leadership, and risk management. Through lectures, case studies, and problem-solving sessions, you'll develop practical approaches that balance short-term success with long-term innovation.

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This HBS Executive Education program delves into the challenges of organizational change and renewal from the diverse perspectives of innovation, organizational structure and culture, leadership, and risk management. Through lectures, case studies, and problem-solving sessions, you'll develop practical approaches that balance short-term success with long-term innovation.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This leadership development program is designed for senior executives in wide-ranging roles at product and service organizations. A diverse mix of backgrounds enables you to build on your peers' experience and emerge with the best possible toolkit for addressing your organization's challenges.

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This leadership development program is designed for senior executives in wide-ranging roles at product and service organizations. A diverse mix of backgrounds enables you to build on your peers' experience and emerge with the best possible toolkit for addressing your organization's challenges.

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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 Cochair
Frank E. Buck Professor of Management, Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty cochair of "Leading Change and Organizational Renewal." 
Faculty Cochair
Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "PLD Module 5" and "Program for Leadership Development"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Change and Organizational Renewal." 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.

Charles A. O'Reilly III

Faculty Cochair
Frank E. Buck Professor of Management, Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty cochair of "Leading Change and Organizational Renewal."

Michael L. Tushman

Faculty Cochair
Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "PLD Module 5" and "Program for Leadership Development"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Change and Organizational Renewal."

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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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