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Harvard Business School

Program for Leadership Development Module 5

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Jul 14—26
13 days
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
USD 27000
USD 2076 per day


The Program for Leadership Development (PLD) put you on the fast track to leadership. In PLD Module 5, you have the rare opportunity to build on that momentum, continue to expand your leadership skills, and earn lifelong HBS alumni status. This intensive, two-week program takes a deep dive into the qualities of exceptional leaders around the world who are inspiring stakeholders, reshaping organizations, and redefining industries. You will prepare to become an authentic leader who can inspire others and contribute at a higher level to your organization's success.

Key Benefits

Viewing your leadership approach through a wider lens, you will be better prepared to navigate complex business challenges and future career transitions. PLD Module 5 not only expands your leadership core and vision, but also provides greater insight into helping your company build and sustain a competitive advantage. You will emerge with the leadership skills and confidence to make high-level decisions that support your organization's financial needs, legal requirements, ethical obligations, and corporate goals.


Lead with greater confidence at each stage of your professional development

  • Strengthen your core leadership skills
  • Adapt your leadership style to different stakeholders and business scenarios
  • Inspire through example and empower your team members to lead more effectively

Help your company build competitive advantage and raise profitability

  • Make strategic decisions with a deeper understanding of the financial implications
  • Help your company deliver greater value to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Navigate high-stakes negotiations and drive better outcomes

Expand your personal and professional network

  • Extend your network by living and working with accomplished PLD graduates from various backgrounds, industries, and countries across the globe
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of peers who can provide wide-ranging insights into your business challenges and career decisions

Key Topics

Corporate finance

  • Strengthening your foundation in finance
  • Applying financial analysis techniques
  • Working with capital markets and financial institutions
  • Setting performance goals and compensation incentives
  • Understanding the flow and management of financial resources at the divisional and corporate levels

Authentic leadership

  • Analyzing your formative experiences to find critical lessons that inform your authentic leadership
  • Identifying your purpose and establishing it as a cornerstone of your leadership approach
  • Optimizing your leadership effectiveness by understanding common leadership styles
  • Creating a personal action plan to help you achieve your leadership potential

Leadership and corporate accountability

  • Managing complex and often contradictory demands from diverse stakeholders
  • Assessing your responsibilities as a high-level decision-maker
  • Making decisions that support your organization's financial needs, legal requirements, and ethical obligations

Personal leadership in business and society

  • Addressing the demands for greater corporate transparency
  • Considering the impact of every decision on your organization and your community
  • Exploring your personal role—and your company's organizational role—in generating more value for the business and for society

Negotiation and decision-making

  • Developing powerful negotiation strategies
  • Understanding the psychology of decision-making
  • Predicting the outcomes of strategic interactions
  • Navigating complex negotiations successfully

Who should attend

This program is offered exclusively to past PLD participants who wish to continue developing as leaders and contribute more significantly to their company's growth.


Michael Tushman holds degrees from Northeastern University (B.S.E.E.), Cornell University (M. S.), and the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. (Ph.D.). Tushman was on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, from 1976 to 1998; he was the Phillip Hettleman Professor of...
Thomas J. DeLong is a senior fellow and former Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. Since 1997 DeLong has taught over 15,000 MBA’s and Executives both on campus and throughout the world. He is internationally recog...
Rohit Deshpandé is Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing at Harvard Business School, where he has been teaching in the Program for Leadership Development, the Owner/President Management Program and in other executive education offerings. He has also taught global branding, international mark...


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