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Executive Leadership: Skills Experienced Leaders Need to Succeed

All Start Dates

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    4 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $4,895

  • Registration Deadline

    October 8, 2023

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    4 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $5,100

  • Registration Deadline

    August 4, 2024

Executive leadership. Empty chairs at a boardroom table

Strengthen your executive vision and presence to enhance your influence and lead your organization to success.

What You'll Learn

Leadership at the executive level involves unique demands and requires a unique skillset. To succeed, you must master empowering your teams to envision, create, and deliver products and services that distinguish your organization from the competition. And in the face of rapid changes to both the workforce and the workplace, where stagnancy is not an option, you must be open to adjusting your vision as well as your approach.

This powerful, interactive program will help you hone and sharpen your leadership style, skills, and vision. You will learn how to harness diverse ideas for exceptional outcomes, co-create a unifying organizational vision, build your personal leadership brand, and improve your ability to effectively influence others. This 4-part program will feature case discussions, peer learning, interactive exercises, reflection, and action planning.

Download the full program schedule.

Program Benefits

  • Identify your unique leadership vision that promotes positive change and accelerates innovation
  • Develop a deeper understanding of leadership presence and the importance of building a personal leadership brand
  • Improve your ability to communicate, motivate, and influence more effectively across your entire organization in today’s hybrid workplace
  • Harness the power of diversity of thought to develop a marketplace of ideas that can create growth and drive your business strategy
  • Create a customized action plan to formulate, implement, and sustain your personal leadership vision and brand to ensure post-program success
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Principles of building leadership presence
  • The George Authentic Leadership model and the tenets of leadership brand theory
  • Building trust in your executive team
  • Communication in the hybrid workplace
  • Explicit and implicit persuasion, and influencing through charisma
  • Leveraging idea diversity to drive collaboration and create competitive advantage
  • Preparing for the future—leading change in yourself and others

Who Should Enroll

This program is specifically designed for C-Suite and executive-level leaders (vice president, general manager, director, etc.) with at least 15-20 years of experience and who are responsible for setting the business direction of the organization or a business unit, generating revenue, driving innovation, and leading cross-functional teams.

October Schedule

Day 1: Your Leadership Brand and Presence

  • Improving your leadership style and presence
  • Understanding and developing your personal leadership brand

Day 2: Influence and Communication

  • Influence through storytelling
  • Explicit and implicit persuasion, and influencing through charisma

Day 3: The Power of Diverse Perspectives

  • Using diversity of thought as a competitive advantage
  • Creating and using diversity of ideas for increased innovation
  • Establishing a safe and respectful space for your team to share their diverse ideas and individual perspectives

Note: By design, this day is tailored to emphasize the significance of diversity of thought, rooted in individual perspectives, backgrounds, life experiences, and more, without delving into topics of systemic inequalities and injustices based on race, gender, sexual orientation, nationalism, age, etc. and the challenges with relationships stemming from those inequities.

Day 4: Vision, Change – and Action!

  • Establishing and communicating your vision
  • Leading effective change
  • Developing your personal action plan

August Schedule

Day 1: Your Leadership Brand and Presence

  • Improving your leadership style and presence
  • Understanding and developing your personal leadership brand

Day 2: Influence and Communication

  • Influence through storytelling
  • Explicit and implicit persuasion, and influencing through charisma

Day 3: The Power of Diverse Perspectives

  • Using diversity of thought as a competitive advantage
  • Creating and using diversity of ideas for increased innovation
  • Establishing a safe and respectful space for your team to share their diverse ideas and individual perspectives

Note: By design, this day is tailored to emphasize the significance of diversity of thought, rooted in individual perspectives, backgrounds, life experiences, and more, without delving into topics of systemic inequalities and injustices based on race, gender, sexual orientation, nationalism, age, etc. and the challenges with relationships stemming from those inequities.

Day 4: Vision, Change – and Action!

  • Establishing and communicating your vision
  • Leading effective change
  • Developing your personal action plan

Instructors

  • PDP Instructor John Korn

    John Korn

    Dr. John Korn is the former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the former Executive Director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Doctoral Programs.
  • PDP Instructor Nick Morgan

    Nick Morgan

    NIck has written hundreds of articles for local and national publications, and appears frequently on radio and TV. Nick is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
  • Pamela Rucker

    Pamela Rucker

    Pamela is a featured speaker at CIO events in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She brings over 25 years of experience helping executives to understand their business drivers. Pamela earned a master's degree from Harvard University.
  • PDP Instructor Laurie Pascal

    Laurie Pascal

    Laurie Pascal is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she received the Outstanding Teaching in Continuing and Professional Executive Education Award in 2019. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Instructors

  • PDP Instructor John Korn

    John Korn

    Dr. John Korn is the former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the former Executive Director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Doctoral Programs.
  • PDP Instructor Nick Morgan

    Nick Morgan

    NIck has written hundreds of articles for local and national publications, and appears frequently on radio and TV. Nick is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
  • Pamela Rucker

    Pamela Rucker

    Pamela is a featured speaker at CIO events in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She brings over 25 years of experience helping executives to understand their business drivers. Pamela earned a master's degree from Harvard University.
  • PDP Instructor Laurie Pascal

    Laurie Pascal

    Laurie Pascal is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she received the Outstanding Teaching in Continuing and Professional Executive Education Award in 2019. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.