Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

November 21-22, 2018
IMD Campus, Lausanne
CLN members only
Candice Richardet-Briand
Moving up to Business Leadership

One of the most important challenges of management development concerns the transition from leading a particular function or single specialty, to leading a business: successful business leadership that is leading an organization with multiple functions and profit responsibility calls for strong leadership skills – interpersonal effectiveness, communication, and influence – as well as business skills – understanding strategy, designing organizations and driving execution.   

During this event, Professors Michael Watkins, world renowned expert on leadership transitions and author of The First 90 Days, and Phil Rosenzweig, professor of strategy and author of The Halo Effect, will explore and explain the challenges of moving up to business leadership.  They will offer insights for individual managers facing new challenges, as well as address the ways that organizations can create a context for successful transitions.


• Principles of successful career transitions
• Practical models for business leadership
• Findings from recent research
• Lessons learned from successful and less successful transitions

Target audience...

• Mid-career managers, facing their own challenge of business leadership
• Senior executives, concerned with building a strong executive team
• Human resources executives, tasked with effective succession



Professor Phil Rosenzweig & Professor Michael Watkins
IMD Professor of Strategy and International Management
IMD Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change

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Thursday, November 21, 2018, from 17:00 to Friday, November 22, 2018 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*The event is free of charge. Travel and accommodation are at participants’ own expense.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Candice Richardet-Briand

Phone: +41 21 618 06 49