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Executives who are rapidly on their way up in their organization must be ready for heavy demands — high expectations, the most challenging assignments, and the need for expertise in building effective teams within very short time frames. High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact gives you the knowledge you need to turn these challenges into opportunities for making a significant and sustainable impact. In five intense days, Wharton's leadership experts will teach you how to:
- Realign your role as a leader with your strongest motivations and capabilities using job crafting techniques.
- Develop a leadership philosophy that is in keeping with your values, expectations of your team, and your most critical leadership objectives.
- Use your emotions more intelligently for successful interpersonal relationships and greater productivity from your team.
- Apply the latest research and best practices in negotiation, strategy, execution, and global management.
This experiential program attracts a diverse pool of participants from all continents. In the company of high-performing peers, you will learn what it means to be an effective leader in today's global economy.
This program exposes you to the leading minds in leadership development, strategy, management, and execution. Together with high-potentials from around the globe, you will explore what is at the heart of effective leadership, define your philosophy as a leader and align your role with your key objectives, view strategy from multiple perspectives, learn how to manage uncertainty, and put your leadership into action through execution. The program pushes you to think deeply about change — within yourself and your organization.
High-Potential Leaders prepares you to deliver results. You will examine leadership from the inside out, learn how to use emotional intelligence more effectively to engage and inspire your team, and develop a finely tuned strategic approach to your leadership challenges. To help you stay on track for implementing what you learn, you will develop a plan that maps out your progress.
- People Who Need People: Senior Executives’ Relationships Can Deepen Their Influence (July 2011)
- Confidence is an Inside Job (September 2009)
- Visionary Leadership: Courageous Behavior Yields Big Payoffs (June 2009)
- The Resilient Career: Identifying and Making Strategic Shifts (May 2009)
- Leading Virtually: Making Virtual Global Teams Work (February 2009)
- High-Stakes Negotiations: Cooperation and Conflict in Fallujah (January 2009)
This program is designed to meet the needs of leaders who have at least 10 years of experience and whose fast-track career in leadership has involved consistently moving up to increased levels of responsibility.
Designed to optimize your impact, this program helps you to:
- Deliver sustainable results driven by your greatest capabilities and purpose as a leader.
- Develop the strategic acumen required of global leaders.
- Build more effective and productive relationships based on intelligent use of your emotions.
- Create action plans that commit to immediate and long-term change and growth.
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Dr. Barsade has consulted to many large corporations such as Del Monte, GlaxoSmithKline, Levi Strauss, Merrill Lynch, the NBA, Oxford Health Plans, State Farm Insurance, and Wyndham Worldwide, public and not for profit corporations such as Philadelphia Gas Works, as well as to small entrepreneurial organizations. The focus of her consulting practice and research has been on organizational culture, emotional intelligence, organizational change, teamwork, leadership and top management, and group dynamics.
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Monica currently serves as academic advisor to the Wharton partnership with Goldman Sachs on their 10,000 Women Initiative, a program designed to build business knowledge of women entrepreneurs throughout the world, and the 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative designed to assist small business owners across the United States to gain access to business education. She recently designed an innovative one-week course for the top 200 global microfinance executives for Wharton Executive Education and the Center for Microfinance Leadership.
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Prof. Grant has received numerous awards for his research, which has been featured in bestselling books such as Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. His research has also been featured in outlets like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, CNN, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and Freakonomics.
Prof. Grant received his PhD and MS from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology and his BA from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors in psychology and Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Returning to West Point in 2003, he designed and directed the new Eisenhower Leader Development Program, a graduate program offered in conjunction with Teacher's College, Columbia University. He also directed West Point's leadership and management programs, growing enrollment five-fold the first year and initiating the program's progress toward AACSB accreditation. He has served as Academy Professor and Director of Military Leadership at West Point and as director for its core course in leadership.
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"This program has a superb blend of world-class faculty, an integrated curriculum, and a strongly interactive and diverse group of classmates from high-performing global companies. The material challenged our traditional views and learning, and stretched us immensely to expand our understanding on what leadership needs to be in the 21st century. I highly recommend this program to those interested in developing self awareness and the skills needed to achieve business results in today and tomorrow's business climate."
— Chuck Mollor, Managing Partner, MCG Partners
"The Wharton High-Potential Leaders program is THE BEST executive development program that I have had the opportunity to participate in over the last five years, rated against other programs that I have attended at [several leading business schools].
Every session is highly customized and carefully thought through to address THE most important leadership issues that managers face today that span: leadership authenticity, negotiation, organizational management, strategy planning and execution. The combination of lectures by a who's who in the industry along with one-to-one coaching, management tools, leadership assessments, and team exercises with peers across industries/geography make this a truly special and unique world class program.
This is a must attend program for any executive on a fast track management and leadership path in their organizations. It is a great investment of individual time and corporate sponsorship."
— Don Bulmer, Vice President of Global Communications, SAP AG
"The High-Potential Leaders program was excellent! The combination of diverse participants as well as first-rate faculty made for a great learning environment. The faculty delivered time and again on many practical tools and techniques that will help me accelerate my performance and better achieve my leadership potential. I would highly recommend this program to others."
— David Greenfield, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services Industry
"The program provided me with a deep knowledge of techniques that will fast track my career. Additionally having a group with different experiences and internationally represented was fundamental to setting personal goals and to developing and managing my team."
— André Hirschheimer, Financial Manager, Suzano Holding
"The HIPO Leaders program is a world-class course providing the right balance between theory and tools for practice. Most valuable I found the sessions on execution and negotiation. It was a mind opening week centered on being your authentic self and it exceeded my expectations.”
— Johann Roithinger, Asset Manager, OMV Aktiengesellschaft
"The High-Potential Leaders course was outstanding. The class had a very diverse group of individuals, both participating and presenting, offering different insights beyond what I am accustomed to. The class itself hit major areas of interest to me to include negotiations, global perspectives, positive leadership and executing to results. It also showed me a new and dynamic way of looking at material I was already familiar with, shedding a new light on old concepts. I highly recommend this class to anyone who has people they want to develop and want to develop themselves."
— Wendy Souther, Senior Quality Manager, Lockheed Martin
"This is a great leadership development program. Too often in today's business environment, many leaders are so focused on managing their business that they do not take the time to focus on their own career development. We are always making excuses regarding the lack of time we have to further our own development. This was the best use of my time at the perfect time in my career."
— Rich Murphy, Senior National Director, US Specialty Care Sales, Schering-Plough Corporation
"I must say, Wharton was truly an experience that punctuated my values...and over arching imperatives. The class was insightful, enjoyable and profound. There were times that it struck an emotional cord bringing tears to my eyes. Most importantly it drove home the values of integrity, authenticity, empathy, and transparency.
I better appreciate the need to network externally, remain current and position myself for change, while maintaining balanced physical, professional and personal activities. Nearly half of the classmates were internationals…and their perspectives were so important to the success of the experience.
All in all, it made me aware that modern management is a psychological discipline and an art-form requiring oneself to take the high road regardless of the pressures and stress…. I am so pleased about the opportunity to experience this program, as it has enabled me to truly be a better leader."
— John Crapo, Program Director, IT Account Management Services, Lockheed Martin Company
"The program brought me 'back to basics' to keep my leadership grounded on my values and beliefs. From scenario planning to positive leadership, the faculty demonstrated to be intellectually stretching and highly inspiring. I recommend the program to any leader who wants to pursue his 'true north' while moving on the High-Potential fast track."
— Jose Larios, Director, Organizational Capability & Effectiveness, Royal Philips Electronics
"I am really happy and lucky to be a member of the first group of High-Potential Leaders at Wharton Executive Education. The programme is a sine qua non to those authentic leaders that truly desire to re-discover their 'True North.'"
— Lawrence Okpala, Regional Manager, Financial services company, Nigeria
"This program exceeded my expectations! It was truly a transformational experience to help me become the leader I want to be. The instructors were fantastic and I made lasting friendships with some of my fellow classmates. I will definitely return for another Wharton Executive Education Program!"
— Victoria Hughes, M.A., Director of Performance Excellence, Healthcare Industry
"The Wharton High-Potential Leaders course is a must attend course for business leaders. The curriculum was well thought out and provided an outstanding learning experience with world-class faculty and exercises. The diversity of attendees from multiple industries and countries created a truly diverse and engaging learning environment. The course really challenges you to truly assess where you are as a leader and how to become a stronger leader in the future. I look forward to applying the lessons learned from this course to assist me as I continue to grow in my career."
— Mark Miller, Director, Strategic Initiatives, IS&GS CIO, Lockheed Martin
"This was an excellently delivered set of courses that every leader and future leader should experience. The content was relevant and enabled me to critically review my own capabilities and develop a plan of action to drive myself to a higher level. This experience allowed me to make changes that have positively impacted the way I approach my professional career. The most amazing element for me was the transformation I saw on the personal front after I reprioritized my activities. THANKS to the excellent team that pulled off a remarkable enlightening experience for a truly remarkable class of high potential people."
— Prabdeep Bajwa, Senior Marketing Manager, Pioneer Hi-bred Limited (A DuPont Company), Canada