Build essential leadership competencies and unleash your leadership potential

Are you looking toward the next leadership role in your organization? What essential competencies and capabilities do you need to build? Leadership Essentials is designed to help you unleash your leadership potential and manage a high-performing team.

The program enables you to explore your personality traits and values and examine how they shape your leadership style. You will understand where your power comes from and how to influence and persuade others. With the right coaching and support, you will advance your skills in delivering feedback constructively. You will also learn how to foster creativity and innovation in your team. Finally, you will explore what makes a high-performing team and how to support yours to become one.

At the end of the program, you will be equipped with specific tools, techniques and skills to be a more reflective leader and to mobilize others more effectively. With newly sharpened capabilities, you will be able to accelerate your leadership goals and make a high-impact contribution to your field, team or industry.


Understand where your power comes from and how to influence and persuade others


Be a more effective leader through understanding how to manage others


Enhance the creativity and innovation of your teams


Know yourself and identify the values that guide your life

Next start & fee
Program length: 5 weeks of study (4-6 hours per week)


CHF 1,950


CHF 1,750 for IMD alumni


Application deadline closes 2 weeks before the session starts.


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