Executive Leadership Development

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Who should attend

  • High-potential leaders on the fast track who are poised and motivated to take on significant managerial responsibility in their organizations
  • Mid-level executives with at least 10 years of work experience and a minimum of three to five years of management experience — from any size company, any industry, and any country
  • Individuals who are eager, engaged, and inspired to make a positive impact in this program and in their organizations

About the course

Learn to lead with confidence in this rigorous live online program for executives on the verge of achieving even greater things.

Live Online Program

Executive Leadership Development is a comprehensive, experiential program that encompasses analysis to action — with an emphasis on the action. It’s a unique blend of intensive learning, immersive lectures, on-the-job challenges, and personal leadership development. You will be able to apply what you learn to real-world business challenges and put new leadership skills into practice.

The carefully developed curriculum follows Stanford’s MBA Program across three key themes: business acumen, innovation, and leadership. You will begin developing your leadership style and effectiveness with Stanford’s proprietary 360º leadership assessment. Throughout the program you will hone your personal leadership skills with three one-on-one coaching sessions that will keep you engaged and accountable long after you complete the program.

You will work closely with Stanford GSB faculty, and collaborate in small groups with highly motivated global peers to share business challenges, gain relevant insights, and develop a valuable network that extends far beyond the classroom.

Key Benefits

Strengthen your management acumen and interpersonal skills to build effective teams and successfully navigate challenges.

  • Improve core analytical skills required for approaching business challenges holistically and making better executive decisions.
  • Develop greater awareness of your leadership style and how it’s perceived by others.
  • Enhance your understanding of the critical interface between execution issues and internal and external strategic challenges to the organization.
  • Learn design thinking principles to solve business problems — learn effective ways of designing teams, business operations, change management initiatives, and organizational structures and culture.
  • Practice and improve your leadership with a personalized coaching plan.

Curriculum

How do you turn an inflection point in your career into an opportunity? How can you catapult your career to the next level?

Executive Leadership Development won’t give you a specific leadership recipe to follow. But it will teach you how to cook for yourself — strengthening your analytical tools, management acumen, and interpersonal skills.

Program Format

The program’s format and multi-disciplinary curriculum follow the Stanford MBA Program across three key themes: business acumen, innovation, and leadership. You’ll learn how to resolve strategic problems, build and motivate effective teams, and drive change in yourself and your organization.

Program Highlights

The sessions mentioned below are just a sample of those you’ll experience as part of the program.

Design Thinking

Learn design thinking tools and techniques developed at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, affectionately called the d.school. This experiential learning process draws on methods from engineering and design, and combines them with ideas from the arts, tools from the social sciences, and insights from the business world. You will explore mindsets of empathy, rapid prototyping, collaboration, iteration, and feedback.

Leadership Coaching

Personal leadership development is a key focus of the program. To enhance your awareness of your leadership style and how it’s perceived by others, we combine classroom learning with Stanford’s proprietary 360º in-depth leadership assessment tool called LEAP, or Leadership Evaluation and Action Planning.

LEAP is designed to help you strengthen your leadership skills so you can improve your performance, energize your workplace, and advance your career. It also helps you gain unique insight into your leadership skills, set priorities, and develop a 100-day action plan with one-on-one leadership coaching.

Acting with Power

The ability to function effectively within a hierarchy is a crucial component of leadership, yet many people struggle with “authority issues” that make certain hierarchical roles and positions difficult for them. This session draws the concepts of psychology and the craft of acting to help participants learn the mindsets and behaviors that are necessary to play powerful roles effectively. Many people assume that the best way to have impact, in power, is to focus on demonstrating competence and authoritativeness. Yet research shows that competence is only part of what makes power-holders effective. In this session, we will experiment with physical techniques that build trust and make using power easier and more effective.

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Francis Flynn

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Jesper Sørensen

Research Statement Jesper B. Sørensen specializes in the dynamics of organizational and strategic change, and their implications for individuals and their careers. His research on firm outcomes has focused on the impact of organizational structure and culture on organizational learning, performan...

Stefanos Zenios

Stefanos Zenios is the Investment Group of Santa Barbara Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology. He is also the faculty codirector of Stanford GSB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. An innovative teacher and researcher, Zenios is the main archite...

Nir Halevy

Research Statement My research is in three main areas: conflict and cooperation, interactive decision making, and hierarchy in groups and organizations. I investigate how individuals and teams make decisions, manage conflicts, and cooperate to achieve joint goals. Research Interests Conflict and...

Adina Sterling

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Christian Wheeler

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