INSEAD Business School

High Impact Leadership Programme

Available dates

Apr 5—10, 2020
6 days
Fontainebleau, France
EUR 9500 ≈USD 10865
EUR 1583 per day
Jun 28—Jul 3, 2020
6 days
Fontainebleau, France
EUR 9500 ≈USD 10865
EUR 1583 per day


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About the course


The demands placed on today’s managers of teams are intense. No matter how impeccable their technical skills – whether in their own function or business in general – they are constantly asked to get more out of their teams. Even in the comparatively early stages of an executive career, there is pressure not just to manage but also to lead.

The High Impact Leadership Programme provides managers with the tools and processes needed to meet their organisation’s leadership challenges. Over five days, participants explore both ‘macro’ and 'micro' issues – from organisational structures, incentives and informal networks to managing performance and using feedback to enhance personal professional growth.

The macro and micro components of the programme are linked through the notion of ‘X-teams’, an influential leadership concept co-developed by INSEAD faculty, which helps participants learn how to design effective internal team processes and external networks to achieve the team’s objectives.


  • Create and leverage networks to lead: Understand how organisations work and how to develop and use your professional network to achieve your objectives.
  • Develop high-yield ‘X-teams’: Learn how to create and maintain a high-talent, high-energy and high-performance ‘X-team’.
  • Improve leadership skills: Enhance your ability to obtain results through others by improving self-awareness, motivating your team and influencing your organisation.


The High Impact Leadership Programme has three interlocking parts focusing on the three pillars of high-impact leadership: understanding organisations, creating and leading successful teams, and developing your leadership skills. Participants leave with a personal action plan to enhance their management and leadership abilities – with execution assured through post-programme follow-up with the same coaches that helped them devise their plan.


The first part of the programme is designed to help you understand and manage the formal and informal structures, incentive systems and cultures that shape individual and group behaviour in organisations.


Teams sit at the intersection between the individual and the organisation, and serve as the link between the first and the third parts of the programme.


A Leadership Workshop to exercise working in teams and practise leadership under the guidance of behavioural consultants, allowing participants to understand their motivations and their impact on other team members.

Who should attend

The High Impact Leadership Programme is designed for managers with three to six years’ experience in leadership roles, including MBA graduates seeking to refresh their leadership and management skills. The programme welcomes participants from all functions and units within all kinds of companies, and will benefit a range of candidates – from high-potentials to experienced technical specialists who have come to leadership positions late in their careers.

Trust the experts

Henrik Bresman

Henrik Bresman is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and the Academic Director of the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC). He studied economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, philosophy and Japanese at Lund University, Sweden, and financial management at Keio U...


Martin Gargiulo

Martin Gargiulo is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. He earned his PhD in Sociology at Columbia University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Uruguay's national university. Professor Gargiulo has taught MBA and executive audiences in Asia, the Middle East, Euro...


Jennifer Petriglieri

Jennifer Petriglieri is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. She directs the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, and teaches the High Impact Leadership Programme, The Leadership Transition programme, and the Psychological Issues in Management elective c...


Course reviews

General Manager from Hong Kong 2018

Course quality: goodSome food for thought on management skills and personal development. Case studies were interesting
Instructors: goodSome high calibre people from all walks of life. INSEAD pays a lot of attention to build a diverse class
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): good
Industry:financial services

Operations Manager from Austria 2018

Course quality: excellent
Instructors: excellent
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): excellent
Primary takeaway: Besides the great material and excercesis, the Coaching session at the end brought it all together.
Industry:consumer goods

INSEAD High Impact Leadership Programme

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