On campus program
High Performance Leadership

A life-changing journey into the heart of leadership

On campus program

High Performance Leadership

A life-changing journey into the heart of leadership

Location

Lausanne or Singapore

Length

6 days plus post-program coaching

Fee
CHF 14,900
Next program starts
17 March 2024

Take charge of your present and shape your future

Many leadership development programs draw on case studies and inspiring stories of leaders as learning tools, but IMD’s High Performance Leadership takes a unique approach. In this program, YOU are the case study. 

Since 2002, High Performance Leadership has taken thousands of executives on a transformational journey of self-discovery that has enabled them to play to win instead of playing not to lose. 

Over six days, you will work on yourself, your leadership style, your vision, and your impact on your team and organization. By exploring your unique leadership roots and patterns, you will identify the strengths that you can leverage and learn to let go of what is holding you back. You will discover how to focus your mind for success and create a trusting environment that allows others to develop their potential because they feel safe to be creative, experiment, and take risks. 

You will learn the techniques that successful business leaders, world-class athletes, musicians, and artists rely on to consistently achieve great results. In addition, you will explore the principles of hostage negotiation and their application to leadership, so that you understand how to avoid being a psychological hostage to anything or anyone – including yourself – again. At the end of the program, you will have the keys to unlock your full potential and become the leader you want to be

Explore your leadership roots

Reflect on your unique leadership roots and journey to identify patterns of success and failure. Understand what contributed to them so you can leverage your strengths as you move forward. 

 

Harness emotions

Explore the integral role of emotions in leadership and how, when understood and managed effectively, they can enable you to authentically connect with and inspire the people you lead.

Unleash your potential as a secure base leader

Experience the safe, trusting environment of the program and identify your own secure base. Understand how you can become a secure base for the people you lead so they feel encouraged 
to explore and take risks. 

Master effective communication

Enhance your communication skills by learning hostage negotiation techniques. Explore the psychology behind crisis situations and discover how to apply these powerful techniques for constructive dialogue and conflict resolution in your leadership role.

Shape your way forward

Develop your personal leadership roadmap so you can move forward with greater clarity, inspiration, and resilience as a leader and in your life.

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You and your class

You are an experienced leader, wanting to achieve the next level of effectiveness in leading individuals, teams, and large groups to their highest level of sustained performance. Your class members have a minimum of 10 years of management experience and come from a wide range of industries, functional backgrounds, and geographic regions.

This program is also suitable for teams seeking to align around a common approach and language to reach their objectives. Read more about the admission criteria.

2022 class profile (average data)

20

years of experience

85%

senior & c-level

46

average age

24

nationalities

What participants say about this program
High Performance Leadership participant Kathy Cavill - IMD Business School
Kathy Cavill

General Manage, Danone, Australia & New Zealand

Prepare to be challenged, supported, and inspired

High Performance Leadership is the highest quality program I have ever experienced. Beyond tips and techniques, it gets to the core of who you are and how your life experiences have impacted the leader you are today. Prepare to be challenged, supported, and inspired… and to leave knowing how you can lead at your best. 

Klaas Kerssemakers, High Performance Leadership program participant - IMD Business School
Klaas Kerssemakers

Chief Operating Officer, Anthony Veder, The Netherlands

You really connect with who you are

The program resonated with me because it was about the real fundamentals of leadership, human behavior and emotions, and how you want to lead your life. You really connect with who you are, and by understanding the events that have shaped you and letting go of certain things, you are well positioned to lead others.

High Performance Leadership participant Eva Loužecká - IMD Business School
Eva Loužecká

Executive Director, MultiSport Benefit s.r.o., Czechia

It will stimulate your heart, mind, and spirit

The program helps remove the blocks that stand in the way of resolving tough problems and develops the skills you need to create trust and a positive mindset in your company. It will stimulate your heart, mind, and spirit, and take you to new places in your personal and professional lives.  

High Performance Leadership participant Shyam Raghunandan - IMD Business School
Shyam Raghunandan

Managing Director, Shueco, India

It gave me perspective

I attended the program after a personally difficult period. I was lost, full of fear about the future, and living in survival mode. Over five days, the case studies, stories of grief, stories of resilience, and deep reflections gave me perspective on what is truly in my control and the assumptions I was living with. I left the program with courage, hope, a renewed sense of curiosity about the world, and clarity about my secure base.

High Performance Leadership participant Urs Gantner - IMD Business School
Urs Gantner

CEO, VAT Group, Switzerland

The coaches and participants push boundaries

The coaches and the participants always push the boundaries of everybody, but in a caring and daring way – sometimes more daring. But that’s why we’re here. 

High Performance Leadership participant Sabine Fercher - IMD Business School
Sabine Fercher

Founder, Fercher Compliance, Switzerland

After High Performance Leadership, I dared more

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

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Leadership through bonding – Watch TEDx Talk by Professor Kohlrieser.
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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.

Read more

George Kohlrieser Program Director
Next start & fee

Length: 6 days plus post-program coaching.

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Dates
17 Mar – 22 Mar 2024
Location
Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900
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12 May – 17 May 2024
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Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
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CHF 14,900
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8 Sep – 13 Sep 2024
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Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
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CHF 14,900
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6 Oct – 11 Oct 2024
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Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900
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20 Oct – 25 Oct 2024
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Singapore
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
SGD 20,900
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8 Dec – 13 Dec 2024
Location
Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900
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26 Jan – 31 Jan 2025
Location
Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900
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2 Mar – 7 Mar 2025
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Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900
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27 Apr – 2 May 2025
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Singapore
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
SGD 20,900
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15 Jun – 20 Jun 2025
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Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900
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14 Sep – 19 Sep 2025
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Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900
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12 Oct – 17 Oct 2025
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Singapore
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
SGD 20,900
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9 Nov – 14 Nov 2025
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Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900
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7 Dec – 12 Dec 2025
Location
Lausanne
Length
6 days plus post-program coaching
Price
CHF 14,900