Leadership Training for High Potentials

Leonard N. Stern School of Business

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  • 3 days
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Leonard N. Stern School of Business


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Who should attend

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Years of Experience – Designed for professionals with 5+ years of work experience
  • Job Functions – Ideal for professionals who have significant leadership responsibilities, or who have high potential for leadership
  • Prerequisites – Intended for individuals who want to improve their leadership abilities

About the course

Leadership is a mindset, a set of behaviors, and a set of actions that can be carried out by individuals at all levels of an organization each and every day. Whether you are leading a group, mentoring an associate, or dealing with clients, all of these situations require leadership skills, and mastering these skills will help you become more effective in your respective role.

This program will introduce you to a variety of analytical frameworks related to leadership and will focus on how to apply those frameworks to analyze and address important leadership challenges. It will also help you to better understand the context within which leaders typically operate, and help make you more conscious of the choices you make as a leader in an organization. To achieve these objectives, this course combines a variety of pedagogical approaches: lectures, discussions, case analysis, short videos, and group exercises. Emphasis is placed on self-reflection and linking the concepts from the program to the participants’ own leadership objectives.

Program Takeaways

  • Perspective – Examine the meaning of leadership from multiple perspectives
  • Action – Develop a framework for translating leadership into effective actions
  • Organization Dynamics – Learn about power and influence, collaboration, teamwork and networks


Day 1

Session 1: Leading in Complex Systems

  • The myth of a “specific case”
  • Leadership at all levels
  • How to give credit and recognize the work of others
  • Case study group exercise

Session 2: Leadership for Others

  • The differences between leadership and management
  • The three main functions of leaders and three main aspects of leadership
  • The importance of vision
  • Case study group exercise

Day 2

Session 3: Leading Change

  • The roles of management vs. leadership in organizational change
  • The three phases of successful change: unfreezing, change, and refreezing
  • Push/pull leadership strategy
  • Hands-on group exercise

Session 4: Leading by Listening

  • What listening looks like, and what it does not look like
  • Effects of good listening on performance
  • Hands-on small group exercise

Day 3

Session 5: Leading Culture

  • What organizational culture is and the different ways culture manifests
  • The importance, benefits and liabilities of organizational culture
  • Diagnosing culture: uncovering what’s really important and how to get things done
  • Formation, reinforcement and change
  • Hands-on small group exercise

Session 6: Leading Groups

  • The pitfalls of group decision-making, including groupthink, the Abilene paradox, and group polarization, and how to overcome these challenges
  • Strategies for improving group decision-making
  • Executing decisions and acting fairly
  • Case study group exercise


Nathan Pettit

Nathan Pettit joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in 2011. He teaches the undergraduate core course "Management and Organizations." Professor Pettit's research focuses on the behavioral consequences of experiencing and des...

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