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Global Resilient Leadership

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Description

Every leader today is a change leader. Responding to a constantly changing global business environment, Global Resilient Leadership enables executives to develop a new mindset to lead in today’s competitive landscape. Wharton collaborated with Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan Global Foundation, and Waseda Business School to offer a new path for leaders to get ahead of market changes and successfully guide their firms into the future.

Global Resilient Leadership Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Manage your global strategy in a rapidly changing business environment
  • Build the confidence and skills to help you lead change initiatives
  • Develop a mindset grounded in current realities and the need for change
  • Focus on longer-term strategic growth issues
  • Better understand your competitive landscape

Experience & Impact

Global Resilient Leadership addresses the needs of mid- and senior-level executives from a range of industries, leveraging the knowledge and experience of Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, President and COO Toshiyuki Shiga, and other senior Nissan executives. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the need for change and how to make it happen. A number of sessions with these Nissan leaders will dig deeper into the successful strategies that transformed their organization. These “live case studies” include interactive dialogues that address participants’ questions and concerns.

This unique cross-cultural experience will help executives:

  • Manage their global strategy in a rapidly changing business environment
  • Build the confidence and skills that will help them lead change initiatives
  • Develop a mindset grounded in current realities and the need for change
  • Focus on longer-term strategic growth issues
  • Better understand their competitive landscape

Taught by experts in strategy, leadership, and the global economy, as well as senior Nissan executives who bring an insiders’ view of organizational transformation, Global Resilient Leadership will provide participants with the latest research and best practices, and create an international network of peers facing similar challenges and opportunities.

Wharton faculty, led by Harbir Singh, co-director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management and vice dean for Global Initiatives, and Michael Useem, William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help participants broaden their perspective on how to make their organization more competitive.

Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and live case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, participants will leave better equipped as change leaders who can transform how they approach strategy, growth, and competitive advantage in a global context.

Who should attend

Global Resilient Leadership is designed for bilingual executives who speak both English and Japanese. Participants must hold senior-level positions in a global company, possess the qualities of both manager and leader, and have more than 15 years of work experience that includes managing teams.

While the classroom lectures will be taught in English, the networking both inside and outside the classroom will be in Japanese, so participants should be fluent in both languages.

Participants may work in any of the following industries:

  • Advertising
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Banking, financial services
  • Chemicals
  • Energy
  • Industrial machinery
  • Insurance
  • IT
  • Telecom
  • 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.

Experts

Education: PhD, Harvard University; MA, Harvard University; BS, University of Michigan. Academic Appointment: William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, 1997. Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, 1996. Recent Consulting: Numerous programs on leadership, decis...
Education PhD, University of Michigan, 1984; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1978; BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1975 Academic Positions Held Wharton: 1984present (Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, 2008present; Acting Chairperson, Management Department, 20072008...

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