Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

November 21-22, 2018
IMD Campus, Lausanne
CLN members only
Corporate Learning Network
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

Phil Rosenzweig

Professor of Strategy and International Management
Michael Watkins

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change



Wednesday November 21, 2018 from 17:00 to Thursday 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, by invitation only. Travel and accommodation are at participants’ own expense.


Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate Learning Network

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