Tomorrow's Challenges

Time for Sustainable Leadership

Why two tragic losses at the top call for a new leadership model

In the last two months, Switzerland has woken up to tragic losses at the top of two of its leading companies. Carsten Schloter, CEO of Swisscom, was found dead on July 23rd in an apparent suicide. A few weeks later, on August 26th, Pierre Wauthier, CFO of Zurich Insurance, committed suicide.

Learn more

Tomorrow's Challenges

It shouldn't be lonely at the top

Why the best business leaders are at the heart of their organization

The traditional image of business leaders positions them at the top of an organizational pyramid. They are visionaries who create distance between themselves and others, experts who are isolated from the people making up the organization. This image reinforces the sense that it's lonely at the top. Leaders, we assume, need to be slightly disconnected from others in order to take charge and remain objective.

Learn more

Tomorrow's Challenges

10 'people' mistakes leaders make

Much of today's leadership writing focuses on what high performing leaders should do. Certainly, that material helps from a theoretical and aspirational point of view. Yet what really haunts leaders on a day-to-day basis is the mistakes that they make. They don't trip up because they are bad people; they most often fumble because of a lack of knowledge, bad habits or too much stress.

Learn more

Tomorrow's Challenges

Re-engagement

Opportunities for great leaders

We are all aware of the numerous company hardships and collapses in recent years. Often unnoticed, however, is the human story of individual employees and their increasing disconnection from work. Never have as many people felt so disengaged from their jobs, and so removed from their leaders and the values of their company.

Learn more

Advanced High Performance Leadership

A unique retreat for HPL alumni

Download brochure Apply or reserve Contact us

High Performance Leadership

Listen, influence, impact

Challenges experienced executives to improve their effectiveness in leading individuals and teams for superior sustained performancey

Learn more

IMD in the rankings

IMD's programs are ranked highly by the world's most influential business publications.

Learn more
Advanced High Performance Leadership