Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
The “Getting Things Done” program is designed for business leaders and senior decision-makers from both private and public sectors responsible for driving strategic change initiatives across their organizations. Using a highly practical approach, the program will empower participants to achieve corporate objectives by framing their decisions from strategic, operational and political perspectives.
About the course
Make Your Strategy Happen
When a business strategy fails, shortcomings are often exposed, not necessarily in the strategy itself but in its execution. The ability to make your strategy work is critical for business leaders and it is the overriding factor in determining a company’s long-term success.
Unlock the mysteries behind strategy implementation and discover the essential factors that are crucial to bringing about the successful execution of business objectives.
- Gain new leadership skills to effectively execute corporate strategies.
- Prepare your “taking-charge strategy” for your next assignment.
- Identify sources of power within your organization and use them to build influence.
- Map an organization’s political terrain to identify individuals critical for diffusing a strategy-supportive culture.
- Enhance your performance by leveraging social networks.
The “Getting Things Done” program is structured around the following topics:
- Taking Charge and Leading Strategy Execution
- Personal Characteristics That Build Influence
- Power: Why Some People Have It While Others Don’t
- Acting and Speaking With Power
- Making It Work: Change Pro-Simulation
- Visualizing Your Social Network
- Executing Strategy in a Global Environment
- Mastering Organizational Dynamics
- Strategy Execution Tools
- The Informal Organization
- Overcoming Resistance and Obstacles
- Wrap-Up and Conclusions
Live Online Edition Methodology
The program leverages a wide range of highly dynamic and interactive teaching methodologies, including group discussions, class lectures and breakout sessions with a coach, all aimed to hone your skills as an agent of change. This combination of teaching methods has been strategically designed to magnify the learning impact. To ensure participants get the most out of the program, they will be asked to prepare the academic materials provided two weeks before the program’s start date. The live online edition is 5 weeks.
On-Campus Edition Methodology
The program leverages a wide range of highly dynamic and interactive teaching methodologies, including group discussions, class lectures and breakout sessions with a coach, all aimed to hone your skills as an agent of change. This combination of teaching methods has been strategically designed to foster an optimal learning environment. The on-campus edition takes place on IESE’s Barcelona campus. To ensure participants get the most out of the program, they will be asked to prepare the academic materials provided two weeks before the program’s start date.
Areas of Interest Strategy Execution Responsible Investing Fashion and Luxury Goods Industry Fabrizio Ferraro is Professor of Strategic Management at IESE Business School. He holds a PhD in Management from Stanford University. His research explores the emergence of responsible investing in mai...
Areas of Interest Power and Influence Alliance and Coalition Formation Groups and Teams Accuracy and Bias in Interpersonal Perception Sebastien Brion is an Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Haas...
Areas of Interest Organization Theory Social Networks Strategic Management Massimo Maoret is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Management Department, and a European Commission Marie Curie Fellow. He received a Ph.D. in Management from Boston College in 2013; he is an active member of the...
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