Wharton – Leadership Programs – Global Strategic Leadership – TimesTSW

Overview

The rapid changes reshaping business today require leaders who stay ahead of the speed of change. Global Strategic Leadership helps executives understand global leadership dynamics and gain a new mindset and tools to create a clear global business strategy.

Wharton faculty help participants anticipate the future and stay ahead of the economic forces shaping global business with strategic thinking and leadership skills. The program enables you to identify early signals of change in your business, industry, and geography and to connect the dots. You gain greater agility to transform your current international business strategy and vision into a compelling story that inspires growth in your organization.

Who Should Attend:

Global Strategic Leadership is designed for highly accomplished senior executives who cross a variety of industry verticals and business disciplines and are regionally and culturally diverse. They have included presidents, chief executive officers, and other senior executives, as well as entrepreneurs, media executives, and leaders of nonprofit organizations.

Participants leave the program with an expanded peer network, plus specific tools and frameworks they can use to make a meaningful strategic impact within their companies or organizations.

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

Group Enrollment:

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.

Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Increase your capacity to formulate and execute global strategy
  • Build capabilities for leading and serving customers across national and international boundaries
  • Generate counterintuitive ideas around changing geopolitical realities
  • Engage in best-case/worst-case scenario planning to map out future situations that could affect your industry or organization

Experience & Impact

Executives today need to know how to prime themselves early to pick up on early signals of change — in their businesses, in their industries, and in their geographies. Only then can they begin to connect the dots. Global Strategic Leadership is designed to help you evaluate your current strategy and provide you with the tools to create and implement new strategies.

Wharton faculty — led by Harbir Singh, co-director of the William and Phyllis Mack Institute for Innovation Management — apply their latest strategic insights to help you broaden your perspective on how to make your organization more competitive.

Emphasizing the importance of strategic leadership in a global setting, this program presents a comprehensive approach to strategy development that stresses the importance of scenario planning for the future, enhancing your ability to develop and execute a global strategy. Scenario planning significantly increases the chances of developing a fuller picture of what the future might bring. This proven methodology requires open-mindedness, agility, and creativity — all qualities critical to growing your visionary abilities.

In sum, this program provides senior executives with well-tested tools and frameworks that will clarify and enhance their strategic thinking and ability to create and communicate a sustainable vision of the future for their company.

Global Strategic Leadership will examine how companies have created competitive advantage in a global context. Overall, you will learn how to:

  • Gain deeper insight into the global business environment and how to lead your organization across geographic boundaries
  • Understand the economic, business, and other drivers that create and sustain competitive advantage
  • Scenario plan to anticipate the future and develop a compelling vision to drive your organization forward

Faculty

  • Harbir Singh, PhD

    Academic Director

    Mack Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Wharton School Faculty Director for the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitions

  • Sigal Barsade, PhD

    Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Organizational culture, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, organizational change, teamwork and leadership

  • George Day, PhD

    Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Competitive strategies in global markets, strategic planning processes

  • Mauro Guillén, PhD

    Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management; Professor of Management; Director, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies, University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: Globalization, international political economy, multinational management

  • Joseph Ryan, PhD

    Founder and President, True North Advisory Group

  • G. Richard Shell, JD

    Thomas Gerrity Professor; Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School

  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD

    David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Competitive strategy, firms as systems of interconnected choices

  • Michael Useem, PhD

    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

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