Today's companies must adjust quickly to new developments; however, many organizations fail to respond to the early signs that the landscape is changing. In this multifaceted program, you'll learn ways to anticipate change as well as adapt to evolving markets, technologies, and business climates. By attending this program, you'll be equipped to develop strategies that enhance your company's responsiveness in a fast-changing environment.

What You Can Expect

In this program, you'll learn to inspire and lead change—and equip your company with the agility to transform itself—by examining and cultivating the critical relationship among strategy, structure, and people. By identifying the way your company responds

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In this program, you'll learn to inspire and lead change—and equip your company with the agility to transform itself—by examining and cultivating the critical relationship among strategy, structure, and people. By identifying the way your company responds

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Your Course of Study

By studying successful companies that have continually evolved—and companies that failed by adhering to inflexible strategies—you'll gain critical insights into ways to anticipate change, adapt to new realities, and thrive in the long term. Through lectures, case studies, small group discussions, and individual exercises, you'll enhance your ability to transform traditional enterprises into more nimble companies as well as capitalize on new opportunities.

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By studying successful companies that have continually evolved—and companies that failed by adhering to inflexible strategies—you'll gain critical insights into ways to anticipate change, adapt to new realities, and thrive in the long term. Through lectures, case studies, small group discussions, and individual exercises, you'll enhance your ability to transform traditional enterprises into more nimble companies as well as capitalize on new opportunities.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This leadership development program is designed for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, group vice presidents, human resource directors, and other senior executives who are in a position to influence the strategic direction and organizational structure of a large established company.

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This leadership development program is designed for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, group vice presidents, human resource directors, and other senior executives who are in a position to influence the strategic direction and organizational structure of a large established company.

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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 of Management Practice. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Strategic IQ: Creating Smarter Corporations." 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.

John R. Wells

Faculty Chair
Professor of Management Practice. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Strategic IQ: Creating Smarter Corporations."

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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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