Global Strategic Leadership

The Wharton School

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The Wharton School

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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.

About the course

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 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.

Program Highlights & Benefits

In Global Strategic Leadership, you will:

  • 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 early signals of change — in their business, in their industry, and in their geography. 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 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 future vision 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

Experts

Sigal Barsade

Education PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1994; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986 Recent Consulting Research and consulting involve the influence of emotions and emotional intelligence on work behavior, organizational culture and organizational cult...

Richard Shell

Consistently listed as one of Wharton’s top professors in BusinessWeek’s bi-annual “Guide to the Best Business Schools,” Richard’s expertise covers negotiations, persuasion and strategy. He has taught and consulted for more than 100 businesses and nonprofits including Google, Johnson & Johnso...

Michael Useem

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, decision m...

George Day

George S. Day is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He was previously the Executive Director of the Marketing Science Institute. He has been a consultant to numerous corporations such as General Electric, IBM, Metropolitan Life, Uni...

Mauro Guillén

Mauro F. Guillén is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Penn, a researchandteaching program on management and international relations. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of S...

Harbir Singh

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; n...

Nicolaj Siggelkow

Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a CoDirector of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton. He studied Economics at Stanford University and earned an M.A. in Economics from Harvard University. He received a Ph...

Joseph Ryan

A business strategy and change management advisor, Joe’s teaching, consulting and research interests include leadership development, strategy implementation, management of professional service firms, best practices in change management, and the design of customized executive education programs. H...

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