Learn to manage your team with vision and confidence by examining managers’ role in driving higher profit and growth. Explore innovative approaches to motivating people, inspiring performance, and driving strategic thinking throughout the team. Become a visionary manager who can navigate change and exploit emerging opportunities in a shifting global economy. Learn to adapt your management style to new situations, build productive and proactive teams, and lead your organization to greater success.

Key benefits:

Analyze your managerial strengths and weaknesses
Develop your management style and Communicate with presence
Improve your ability to lead change, enable business agility, and drive innovation
Recognize and manage inherent paradoxes of people management
Build productive relationships and manage people aspirations
Increase self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Participant’s Course of Study

Through case studies, self-assessment tools, and dynamic group discussions, the program explores what it takes to be a successful manager and leader in today’s global economy. You will examine the concepts on effective people management, analyze cases on a mix of global companies and reflect on your own management challenges and goals.

Exploring the diverse elements of Managing—from managing yourself to developing your “contextual intelligence,” the program puts you on the path to becoming the “Global Manager” your company needs.

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Managing Yourself

Managing Change

To lead others successfully, you must first lead yourself. You will develop your capacity for introspection, explore your personal leadership style, and learn how to adapt your strategic approach to the business situations you encounter. Topics will include:

  • Distinguishing leadership from management
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of diverse leadership styles
  • Recognizing how personal decisions affect organizational execution and innovation
  • Building self-awareness through emotional intelligence

All executives must be able to lead and manage change in an environment of new competitors and disruptive forces. Developing your appreciation for the human element as well as the strategic context, you will gain new insights into why many change initiatives fail and what it takes to drive successful and lasting change. Topics will include:

  • Developing a culture of leadership
  • Maintaining high levels of performance
  • Aligning the organization behind an evolving business strategy
  • Creating constructive ways to manage the politics of change

Managing Your Network

Managing Your Team

Your internal and external networks are leadership assets that must be managed. You will develop your capacity to establish and oversee effective networks, learn how to assess your own networks, and develop a plan to strengthen them. Topics will include:

  • Establishing effective networks at all stages of your career
  • Maintaining and growing your network
  • Managing up—why it’s important and how to do it

Exploring best practices for building and leading productive teams, you will assess your capabilities as a team leader. Topics will include:

  • Understanding the characteristics of productive teams
  • Improving team dynamics
  • Extracting the most value from diverse teams
  • Managing performance in emerging markets
  • Unleashing the “collective genius” of teams to drive innovation

Building Your "Contextual Emotional Intelligence"

Developing Talent and Leadership

A business executive’s ability to make sense of the company’s context can make the critical difference between success and failure. Whether you are charting your company’s future or making day-to-day decisions, you need to continue building your contextual intelligence. Topics will include:

  • Exploring how the business environment is shifting
  • Creating opportunities through insights into recent trends and critical external factors
  • Adapting your management approach to the situation and to the needs of others

How can you create a culture of “Global People’s Manager” and motivate a diverse workforce? Focusing on the challenges of managing performance and on the role of the manager as architect and coach, you will examine the strategic management of talent and how key decisions affect organizational capability, execution, and innovation.

The Value Continues

The program will continue delivering value after you return to work. To help you achieve the personal and professional goals you set for yourself during the session, the faculty will send you brief follow-up reminders. You will also be able to draw on a valuable network of peers for advice and support as you confront ongoing managerial challenges.