The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for Emerging Leadership

The Wharton School

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The Wharton School

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The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for Emerging Leadership is designed for those who have recently transitioned into the broader responsibilities of a leadership role, and for those who anticipate such a transition. This includes newly promoted managers, executives with a technical or scientific background, and entrepreneurs leading their organizations into new phases of growth. Participants represent a wide range of organizations, from multinationals to startups, and include for-profit, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Their areas of expertise are diverse, and they come from a variety of industries, regions, and cultures.

About the course

Today’s business climate of continuous change and hyper-competition demands great leaders. But making the transition from competent to great requires getting trusted guidance while tapping into strengths and vulnerabilities as you develop your leadership identity.The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for Emerging Leadership accelerates the process.

The program is built on the philosophy that to be an effective leader in today’s volatile business economy you need to understand who you are as a leader, appreciate your role on a team, and be able to navigate the environment in which the team operates. This program takes a highly personal approach to help you examine your current leadership style, and gives you a priceless opportunity to refine it with new knowledge and practice.

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Highlights and Key Outcomes

In The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for Emerging Leadership, you will learn to:

  • Lead high-performing teams that produce results
  • Enhance individual growth and collaboration skills across a team
  • Build a network that supports you in your current role and across your career
  • Efficiently manage day-to-day operations while setting and achieving long-term goals and strategies
  • Increase your emotional intelligence to tap into a rich source of information beyond the written and spoken word
  • Become an influential leader who inspires and develops other team members

Experience & Impact

Today’s business climate of continuous change and hyper-competition demands great leaders. But making the transition from competent to great requires getting trusted guidance while tapping into strengths and vulnerabilities as you develop your leadership identity. The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for Emerging Leadership accelerates the process.

The program is built on the philosophy that to be an effective leader in today’s volatile business economy you need to understand who you are as a leader, appreciate your role on a team, and be able to navigate the environment in which the team operates. This program takes a highly personal approach to help you examine your current leadership style, and gives you a priceless opportunity to refine it with new knowledge and practice.

The Adaptable Leader

A highlight of The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for Emerging Leadership is an actionable leadership framework that is used throughout the program. Becoming a more adaptable leader means you will:

  • Select yourself into the right situations
  • Craft or change the situation to compliment your strengths
  • Stretch yourself into becoming the leader you want to be, shoring up weaknesses and playing to strengths

The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for Emerging Leadership has been described as a transformational week—one that can accelerate your growth, taking the place of a few years of experience. In fact, recent participants share that their growth was much more than what they expected.

By attending this program, you will become a more intentional and effective leader. You will leave with new skills and behaviors that you can continue to hone throughout your career, not only producing greater benefits for your organization, but also developing the leadership of those who report to you.

Session topics include:

  • Leading High-Performing Teams
  • Establishing Your Leader Identity
  • Managing Talent
  • Understanding Communication Styles and Having Difficult Conversations
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Strengthening Your Emotional Intelligence
  • Building your Network

Experts

Sigal Barsade

Education PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1994; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986 Recent Consulting Research and consulting involve the influence of emotions and emotional intelligence on work behavior, organizational culture and organizational cult...

Jeff Klein

Jeff is the Executive Director of the Wharton Leadership Program and a Lecturer at the Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. As Executive Director, Jeff is responsible for the portfolio of curricular and cocurricular leadership development ...

John Kanengieter

John is a guest lecturer and facilitator within various Wharton Executive Education programs. His practice focuses on building resilient leaders in any industry. John’s great passions in life are working with leaders, experiencing the outdoors, and laughing as much as possible. He is the princip...

Nancy Rothbard

Professor Nancy Rothbard received her A.B. from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan. She is the David Pottruck Professor of Management and Chair, Management Department, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Prior to joining the f...

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...

Martine Haas

Professor Martine Haas received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University, an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, and a B.A. in Human Sciences from Oxford University. She is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Schoo...

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