How to become a high performance leader

Are you ready to focus on you, your leadership potential, your vision, and the bigger impact you can make on your team, organization, and customers?

At High Performance Leadership (HPL), you experience the training that successful business leaders and world-class athletes use to consistently achieve great results.

Created by former hostage negotiator, George Kohlrieser,  you discover the principles of hostage negotiation so that you never become a psychological hostage to anyone again.

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Discover your leadership patterns and foundations, diagnose your leadership tasks

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Develop your own leadership style, learn effective dialogue, revitalize your vision and build on your strengths

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Boost your capacity to change and move to a higher level of your leadership performance

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Develop a personal leadership path that ensures you remain inspired and resilient for the future

You and your class

You are an experienced executive who wants to achieve the next level of effectiveness in leading individuals, teams and large groups to their highest level of sustained performance. This program is also designed for teams looking to align around a common approach and language.

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The class you join is individually brought together through a careful selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience.

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+25
Nationalities
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+30%
women
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+80%
Division / functional manager
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+30
Industries

After doing HPL I dared more. It just changes the mindset you have and frees you up to discover new things.

Sabine Fercher

Chief Compliance Officer, Allianz AG
Switzerland

This program won’t just teach you what leaders do, it shows you how to develop your inner world, your inner strength, your inner confidence, your inner personal power to be a truly authoritative, high-performing leader.

George Kohlrieser

Program Director

Next start & fee
HPL length: 6 days + pre-program work
2017
from
10
Sept.
to
15
Sept.

Lausanne

CHF 13,500

2017
from
15
Oct.
to
20
Oct.

Lausanne

CHF 13,500

2017
from
29
Oct.
to
03
Nov.

Singapore

SGD 17,500

2017
from
03
Dec.
to
08
Dec.

Lausanne

CHF 13,500

Participants who attended HPL also joined
Personal leadership
Advanced High Performance Leadership (AHPL)
A unique retreat for HPL alumni

Challenges HPL alumni to take the next step on their personal and professional leadership development journey

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Mobilizing People (MP)
Leading with impact

Helps experienced managers mobilize people towards key business goals by gaining a better understanding of themselves and the dynamics of human behavior in different situations

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