Intensifying demands for high-performance leadership are pressing teams and organizations everywhere to become more flexible and proactive. Senior-level executives at the helm of an organization are finding that effective leadership requires a skill set and capacity to lead that is both like and unlike what they have already experienced and learned. Today's senior leaders need to think more strategically, communicate more persuasively, and act more decisively — all while developing the leadership of those around them.
Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success draws on new research and insights — as well as on challenging times and pivotal leadership moments in history — to provide you with strategies to strengthen your leadership and build a highly effective team for getting the job done, both today and tomorrow.
Academic Director Michael Useem says Becoming a Leader of Leaders teaches participants the leadership skills they need to get ahead.
The September 2019 session is full. Please email for waitlist information.
September 8 – 13, 2019Philadelphia, PA$10,950
May 3 – 8, 2020Philadelphia, PA$11,280
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In Becoming a Leader of Leaders, you will:
The Definition of Leadership: Professor Michael Useem on the nature of leadership
This program focuses on strengthening your personal capacity to produce results, and the capacity of others to do the same. Highly interactive, Becoming a Leader of Leaders blends team exercises, case discussions, computer simulations, and personal development sessions to help clarify your principles and goals and put them into practice. By attending this program, you will expand your capacity to think strategically, communicate persuasively, and act decisively, and do so in a way that builds resilience in yourself, those around you, and the organization.
There are multiple components that make this program different from other senior leadership programs.
Active Dialogue: Professor Michael Useem on the program’s content
Specifically, you will:
Renewed Sense of Purpose: Reimagine your leadership style
Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success is designed for senior managers who want to strengthen, advance, and hone their leadership skills to meet their organization's current and future challenges. With a results-oriented, intensive, hands-on learning experience, the curriculum is intended for professionals seeking to broaden their skills for leading other leaders.
Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.
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To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.
Michael Useem, PhDSee Faculty Bio
William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest
Research Interests: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance
Peter Cappelli, DPhilSee Faculty Bio
George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Human-resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management
Gregory Shea, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Adjunct Professor of Management; Senior Fellow, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Leadership, leadership of change, organizational innovation
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Fees for this program includes accommodations and meals. Prices are subject to change.
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