Wharton – Leadership Programs – High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact – TimesTSW

Overview

You have the potential to be among your organization’s greatest assets — but capitalizing on your abilities requires new knowledge and skills. High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact provides you with both, building your leadership strengths and preparing you for greater challenges.

In this highly personalized program, you will work closely with Wharton’s leadership experts and other high potentials from around the world in a dynamic, interactive environment. Each day you will test new strategies and practical tools through hands-on experiences with instant feedback, and participate in integration sessions that connect program content to your real world issues. High-Potential Leaders will prepare you to return to your organization ready to make an immediate impact.

Who Should Attend:

High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact is designed for those with at least 10 years of experience and whose fast-track career has involved consistently increasing levels of responsibility. Participants have an ultimate goal of reaching senior management.

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

Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Strengthen emotional intelligence for greater influence, stronger relationships, and higher levels of productivity from your team
  • Apply learnings in real time to an actual business challenge of your choice
  • Master a framework for leading change more effectively
  • Improve negotiation skills and understand how communication style influences leadership outcomes
  • Gain valuable personalized feedback on your emotional intelligence, communication style, and organizational culture

Experience & Impact

During this intensive five-day program, you will uncover your individual leadership style and develop your strengths. You will work directly with world-renowned experts in leadership development and management, and have a unique opportunity to broaden your global perspective by learning alongside high-potential peers from various countries, vertical industries, business disciplines, and cultural backgrounds.

High-Potential Leaders is a highly relevant experience that includes work on a current complex business challenge of your choice. Working with two other team members, you will apply each day’s learnings to your challenge and create potential new solutions. You will come away with fresh perspectives, a deeper immersion into the program content, and a plan for addressing your challenge when you return to work.

High-Potential Leaders will help you to:

  • Deliver sustainable results driven by strengthened leadership capabilities
  • Implement a comprehensive and highly effective framework for managing change
  • Build more effective and productive relationships based on intelligent use of your emotions
  • Create an individual action plan that commits to immediate and long-term change and growth

Skill Building: Raising Your EQ

A highlight of High-Potential Leaders is the Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment. This exercise begins with your pre-program input before the program and continues during the program with feedback and practical exercises to improve your level of emotional awareness of others’ behaviors. One exercise, originally developed for medical students at the Yale School of Medicine, takes place at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Participating in this assessment will increase your awareness and understanding of non-verbal signals, and your ability to make appropriate judgments based on that information. Developing your emotional quotient (EQ) skills will lead to a greater understanding of first impressions and your own leadership presence.

Leading Change Simulation

Although the ability to lead and manage change is critical to organizational success and survival, most change initiatives fall short. It is not surprising, then, that change continues to frustrate leaders. In an experiential change management simulation that has been used with Fortune 500 executives, U.S. military generals, and MBA students. Here, you will have the opportunity to test your intuition, identify strengths, discover vulnerabilities, and master a framework for leading change more effectively.

Session Topics Include

  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Organizational Culture
  • Strengthening Your Leadership
  • Leading Change
  • Critical Thinking
  • Negotiation
  • Managing in a Global World

Faculty

  • Sigal Barsade, PhD

    Academic Director

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

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

  • 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

  • Monica McGrath, PhD

    Former Vice Dean, Aresty Institute of Executive Education; Former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School

  • Nancy Rothbard, PhD

    David Pottruck Professor; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Management Department, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career development

  • Gregory Shea, PhD

    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

  • 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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