Wharton School of Business

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About the course

Today’s fast-paced, globally connected business environment places new demands on its leaders and current challenges may require many new skills and approaches. Based on the knowledge that great leaders aren’t born — they’re made — Leading People in Organizations provides a unique opportunity to take your leadership to the next level by helping you identify your current leadership strengths and enhance them with cutting-edge tools and approaches. Managers and leaders in the world’s third-largest economy will gain invaluable insights into current issues in talent, conflict, and performance management, and learn ways to more effectively develop leadership in others.

Program Highlights & Benefits

In Leading People in Organizations — Middle East, you will:

  • Learn how to meet today’s challenges through more effective talent management, handling of conflict, and developing subordinates
  • Build on your current strengths
  • Become part of a global learning community of highly experienced executives that can continue throughout your career

Experience & Impact

Leading People in Organizations combines different educational approaches to provide an in-depth understanding of the importance of talent development to organizational success. Ample time with faculty assures that you will acquire and fine-tune new tools and approaches.

Session topics may include:

  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Managing Conflict: Negotiations Inside the Firm
  • Performance Management
  • Motivation and Retention
  • Talent Management
  • Managing in Social Networks

You will learn to enhance and strengthen your leadership capabilities through a rich understanding of yourself, your organization, and the latest tools and approaches. Gain insights into current issues in talent, conflict, and performance management, and learn how better to develop leadership in others. You will come away better equipped to navigate future challenges and opportunities.

Who should attend

Participants in Leading People in Organizations — Middle East exhibit a rich breadth of experience across various sectors in business, government, and non-profits. They represent a broad range of functions, years of work experience, and varied international exposure. While all of our participants have a minimum of 10 years of managerial experience, many have significantly more. All participants are expected to highlight fast-track career progress and demonstrate prior leadership achievements.

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton executive education programs unless otherwise indicated.

Trust the experts

Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.  He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employme...

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Matthew Bidwell

Matthew Bidwell's research examines new patterns in work and employment, focusing in particular the causes and effects of more shortterm, market oriented employment relationships. He has conducted detailed research on the contracting workforce in information technology, publishing papers on how t...

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