Program Announcement

Thank you for your interest in this program. The OCT 2017 session is filled to capacity, and additional applications will not be accepted. You may wish to consider applying to the MAY 2018 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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Certificate of Management Excellence

This program counts as credit toward the HBS Certificate of Management Excellence (CME), a new offering that helps business leaders broaden their capabilities in three core areas. To earn the certificate, participants must complete three select open-enrollment programs in 36 months.

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This program counts as credit toward the HBS Certificate of Management Excellence (CME), a new offering that helps business leaders broaden their capabilities in three core areas. To earn the certificate, participants must complete three select open-enrollment programs in 36 months.

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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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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 chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of "High Potentials Leadership Program," "Leadership for Senior Executives" and "Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation." 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 chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of "High Potentials Leadership Program," "Leadership for Senior Executives" and "Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation."

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Admissions

The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

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The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

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

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

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