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Leadership and Strategic Impact

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Leadership and Strategic Impact

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Apr 28—May 3
6 days
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
USD 11800
USD 1966 per day
Sep 29—Oct 4
6 days
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
USD 11800
USD 1966 per day
Apr 26—May 1, 2020
6 days
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
USD 11800
USD 1966 per day


Strategic leaders...They inspire others. They transform their organizations. They deliver results. But what does it take to be a successful strategic leader? Why do so many smart and experienced business professionals stumble while others excel?

Even the most well thought out strategy will fail if you don't have the proper strategic training, and can't rally the organization around your strategy. The four and a half day strategic training program - Leadership and Strategic Impact - integrates the strategy, communication and leadership skills you need to lead with impact and drive breakout performance for your organization.

Leadership and Strategic Impact is designed specifically for executives who are looking to develop their skills in communication, strategy implementation, and leadership of teams.

LSI Objectives and Benefits

Develop Your Leadership Style

As part of a broad strategic learning experience, Leadership and Strategic Impact (LSI) places an emphasis on your personal leadership transformation. Before, during, and after the program, you have the opportunity to explore and expand your self-awareness as a leader and to hone your personal leadership style for broad organizational impact.

Prior to Coming to Tuck

As part of the pre-program preparation, you'll participate in a 360-degree leadership assessment with individuals in your organization who have had experience with you in a leadership role. The objective is to help you understand how others perceive your leadership and to uncover possible leadership blind spots. Experience has shown it’s a powerful part of the transformational learning experience.

During LSI, you will:

Use a simulation, as well as classroom and breakout sessions, with Professor Pino Audia to examine effective leadership styles, influence without authority, situational leadership, and how to respond better as a leader to continually changing business environments.

Participate in a workshop with Marshall Goldsmith, a world authority on helping successful leaders achieve behavioral change for themselves and their teams. Marshall Goldsmith has been teaching in LSI for over 10 years and is an adjunct professor of business administration at theTuck School.

Review your 360-degree leadership assessment report in peer-coaching sessions that will help you understand your strengths and areas for improvement, and create a personal action plan.

Complete a Myers-Briggs assessment and participate in an interactive leadership lab to practice and understand leadership behaviors and how to get results through others. The exercise is facilitated by Action Learning Associates, experts at linking leadership development to business strategy through experiential learning methods.

After LSI

When you return to your company, you’ll have a clearer picture of what it takes to lead effectively and an action plan to be a more successful, versatile, and confident leader. As a result, you’ll be better positioned to have a direct impact on the strategic functioning of your teams for organizational performance.

LSI Program Topics

  • Developing a Strategic Mindset
  • Strategic Challenges in Top Management Teams
  • Connecting Strategy to Constituents
  • Why Smart Executives Fail
  • Leadership and Personal Responsibility
  • Strategy Implementation
  • How Successful Leaders Get Even Better—A Workshop with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
  • Broadening Leadership Styles
  • Influence without Authority
  • Understanding Situational Leadership
  • Leading Change/Getting Results with Others
  • Pre-program Leadership Assessment and Peer Coaching

Who should attend

High-potential senior executives whose roles have strategic implications for their organizations and who are motivated to become better leaders.

Teams Tuck encourages the participation of teams in this program. Organizations who send multiple participants benefit by:

providing context for the connection between concept and action accelerating the transfer of learning to the organization to address company challenges encouraging the creation of a common strategic language building internal networks creating a sense of team accomplishment providing increased ROI on learning at both the individual and organizational level through improved, synergistic performance.


Bio Sydney Finkelstein’s approach to leadership and strategy focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of executive talent. His widely read research analyzes how capable leaders make bad decisions and, ultimately, fail. He teaches the core course Analysis for General Managers. Current Research To...
Bio Professor Adner’s research and teaching focuses on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. His work introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value. Current Research Topics Innova...
Bio Paul Argenti's recent research on social media extends his expertise in corporate communications, strategy formulation and execution, corporate reputation, and corporate social responsibility—issues on which he consults for corporations and nonprofit organizations. He teaches the core course...
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