Wharton School of Business

The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader

Available dates

Apr 27—May 1, 2020
5 days
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 11280
USD 2256 per day
Nov 16—20, 2020
5 days
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 11280
USD 2256 per day


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About the course

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. It is a journey that requires continuously building and refining a set of skills that allow you to guide, inspire, and work with others. The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader provides the tools you need to lead effectively.

As part of a diverse learning community, you will receive individual feedback while building and learning from a new peer network of fellow participants. Taught by faculty who teach the core content in Wharton’s MBA program and experts who work with high-performing teams such as NASA astronauts and US Naval Academy officers, the program will help you develop the personal leadership skills that will make a positive impact now and throughout your career.

Leadership Edge Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Identify your preferred leadership and communication styles
  • Lead with emotional intelligence
  • Build and leverage your networks

Experience & Impact

The Leadership Edge uses a range of highly interactive approaches to help you advance your leadership capabilities, including lectures, group discussions and projects, assessments, networking, and experiential learning. Daily integration sessions ensure that you acquire key concepts and skills and can apply them to your current role.

Select session topics for The Leadership Edge:

  • Identifying your preferred leadership and communication styles
  • Leading with emotional intelligence
  • Building and using your network
  • Conducting After-Action Reviews

Who should attend

The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader 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.

Trust the 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 c...


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...


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