Prepare for executive leadership with courses dedicated to visioning, problem-solving, negotiation, teambuilding, planning, and organizational influence.
Learn to approach (vs. ignore) crucial conversations where stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, with an open dialogue that will gain alignment, agreement, and action. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment. Efforts are made to recognize and address warning signs, overcome common pitfalls, utilize participants real crucial conversations as anonymous case studies, and ensure effective role play, interaction, practice.Learn More
High Performance Teambuilding
This course provides an interactive teambuilding experience to energize leaders to motivate, activate, and inspire a high performance team that works across silos with relentless, fearless, yet calculated, goal orientation.Learn More
Preparing for Leadership
Set your sights on the executive suite. Exhibiting effective executive leadership means becoming a visionary, a trailblazer, a strategist, a servant, a multiplier, as well as an effective communicator, coach, diplomat, and politician. Successful managers aspiring to executive leadership must tackle bigger problems and inspire unprecedented performance by creating vision, positive energy, collaboration, adaptability, accountability, and “brain multipliers.”Learn More
Strategic Agility: Balancing Stability, Opportunity, and Chaos Containment
Strategic Agility is the need for organizations to balance stability (if not predictability) on one hand, with innovation and dynamic opportunity on the other. This course offers an opportunity for emerging leaders to assess their readiness—and the readiness of their organizations—to recognize and adapt to market dynamics that challenge continuing success. We’ll identify warning signs for leadership; the unique skill sets for navigating agility challenges; and present live CEO interview case studies that illuminate methodologies to avoid disruption and grasp opportunity.
Areas of Focus:
Strategic Sensitivity: capacity to combine insight (current knowledge) and foresight (future expectations)
Resource Fluidity: decision-makers’ confidence to deploy/redeploy resources/people/technology
Leadership Unity: effective decision-making organized among an organization’s leaders, with timely communications and shared commitment
Time in the course will be divided between lecture (information sharing), small group discussions, CEO interviews/interaction, and individual strategic initiative work planning with faculty support.
Meet our panel of industry leaders assembled to discuss strategic agility during this course. Learn more.
This course will be held on the Microsoft campus in the Commons Building.Learn More
Strategy to Execution: Closing the Gap
Participants will learn about and apply principles and techniques to successfully lead and execute their company specific strategic initiatives. Senior Leadership often hands down a project or plan for execution. Do you take on the initiative? Where do you start? Hands on and interactive. The sessions include a mix of case study discussions, interactive lectures, in-class exercises, and opportunities to learn from peers.
This course will address execution from three perspectives:
- Defining and Planning for success: Techniques for clarifying scope, negotiating resources and establishing agile and measurable objectives.
- Implementation Management: Techniques, tools and resources for streamlined communication of expectations and results to maximize success.
- Agility: Approaches to innovation and agile planning—including tips for managing the change and transition to a blended agile format.
The Art of Negotiation: Getting More
Participants will learn and practice the negotiation model ‘Getting More’ from Wharton Professor Stuart Diamond, one of the world’s leading experts in negotiation, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of the NYT bestselling book, "Getting More.”Learn More
Our custom educational solutions address your unique business challenges. Whether you need intensive development for a small group or wish to enact change across a larger cohort, we hand-pick a selection of our expert instructors to tailor lectures, classroom experiences and case studies to your specific needs.
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