In today's global economy, a company's long-term success is determined by the ability of its senior executives to lead effectively through periods of economic uncertainty. Designed to help business leaders achieve their corporate agenda, this executive leadership training program prepares you to navigate adversity, foster a culture of leadership, build productive teams, and drive sustained growth.

What You Can Expect

By integrating current research with proven techniques, this leadership development program provides unique perspectives on personal leadership and ways to drive customer-strategic thinking across the enterprise. As a participant, you'll gain best practices to manage teams, handle adversity, and define your personal leadership style.

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By integrating current research with proven techniques, this leadership development program provides unique perspectives on personal leadership and ways to drive customer-strategic thinking across the enterprise. As a participant, you'll gain best practices to manage teams, handle adversity, and define your personal leadership style.

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Your Course of Study

This intensive executive leadership training program explores innovative ways of applying your personal leadership style to lead change and make decisions in tough situations. Through self-assessment and group exercises, you'll acquire new strategies for the critical challenges you face, both professionally and personally.

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This intensive executive leadership training program explores innovative ways of applying your personal leadership style to lead change and make decisions in tough situations. Through self-assessment and group exercises, you'll acquire new strategies for the critical challenges you face, both professionally and personally.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for senior executives and executive team members with significant management responsibilities at large established companies. It is particularly appropriate for chief operating officers, chief accounting officers, chief financial officers, senior vice presidents, senior human resource professionals, and divisional leaders.

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This program is designed for senior executives and executive team members with significant management responsibilities at large established companies. It is particularly appropriate for chief operating officers, chief accounting officers, chief financial officers, senior vice presidents, senior human resource professionals, and divisional 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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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
Linda is coauthor of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as one of the top-10 management thinkers in the world, Linda’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of leadership development, talent management, leading change and innovation, implementing global strategies, and managing cross-organizational relationships.
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
Baker Foundation Professor. Member of the General Management Unit. Read Full Bio
Thomas S. Murphy Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Director of the HBS Leadership Initiative. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit. 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."

Linda is coauthor of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as one of the top-10 management thinkers in the world, Linda’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of leadership development, talent management, leading change and innovation, implementing global strategies, and managing cross-organizational relationships.  Read Full Bio

W. Earl Sasser

Baker Foundation Professor. Member of the General Management Unit.

Anthony Mayo

Thomas S. Murphy Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Director of the HBS Leadership Initiative. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.

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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. 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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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. 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.

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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