Become a highly effective general manager and business leader

Do you want to make the shift to business leadership? As a general manager, do you need more confidence and influence so you can make a positive impact at a personal and business level?

Transition to Business Leadership is designed to help you take the step up to enterprise leadership. TBL helps you make this move quickly and successfully through a unique combination of personal leadership development with coaching, strategy, execution and managing organizational change.

Completing Transition to Business Leadership is your 2nd step to IMD’s Program for Executive Development. Alternatively, you may also take TBL as a stand-alone program.

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Assess your strengths and development priorities relative to leading a business

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Design business unit strategy, structure, systems and skills to deliver results 

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Cultivate your executive presence and ability to communicate and inspire

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Be ready to lead change and organizational transformations more effectively

You and your class
  • You are an experienced manager who has recently transitioned or will soon transition into a business leadership/general management position. 
  • You are looking to boost your leadership capabilities and be able to lead organizational change.
  • The class you will join is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers
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+15
industries
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+15
Avg. years of experience
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43
Average age
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+90%
upper middle/senior manager

You focus on building key influence skills such as negotiation and communication and lay the foundations to successfully lead change in your organization.

Michael Watkins

Program Co-Director

This general management program is very active and participative. You get lots of ideas and frameworks but the experience is much more than classroom-based teaching. 

Philip M. Rosenzweig

Program Co-Director

Next sessions
You will engage is some pre-program work designed to frame your learning before 2 x 2 week modules at IMD, you will have inter-module support during the program
2020
from
21
Sept.
to
27
Nov.

Lausanne

CHF 30,000

2020
from
19
Oct.
to
11
Dec.

Lausanne

CHF 30,000

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We have reopened our Lausanne campus and resumed classroom learning while continuing our virtual and hybrid programs.

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