Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

September 10 - 11, 2020
IMD Campus, Lausanne
IMD NEXUS members only
Leadership OS: Learn how to activate your operating system for success

The leadership industry has been selling simplistic one-size-fits-all capability models for decades. But these models cannot capture the complexities of the context within which leaders operate, including elements like business strategy, competitors, the culture of the organization, the characteristics of teams and colleagues, and cultural expectations of what leaders should be and do. And in addition to these challenges, as leaders rise to senior levels, they need to switch gears from directly driving results to directing and supporting others to achieve objectives.

Based on years of original research, Shlomo Ben-Hur will controversially counter almost every existing leadership model and approach and show you how leadership success is not so much about having the right core capabilities as about creating the right environment.

Using the analogy of a smartphone operating system (OS), you will discover a new way of thinking about leadership that provides a clear and practical framework that focuses on the impact you have. Learn to develop a Leadership OS that creates an environment that drives results, defines the imprint you make, and becomes the foundation of your legacy as a leader.


In this session, you will discover:

  • How to diagnose the impact you have as a leader and understand the OS you create;
  • How famous business and societal leaders have created effective – and sometimes ineffective – OSs;
  • How to optimize your OS to produce the best results, get people working together effectively, and be a high-performing leader.

Target audience...

  • For leaders who are interested in challenging accepted models of leadership and who want to learn how to be more effective leaders with maximum impact;
  • For leaders and HR specialists who want to be prepared for the challenges of a more globalized, volatile, uncertain, and complex business landscape.

Shlomo Ben-Hur

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior



Thursday September 10, 2020 from 17:00 to Friday September 11, 2020 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*This 1.5 day event is reserved for members of IMD NEXUS and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership. Travel and accommodation are at participant’s own expense.


Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IMD NEXUS team:

Email: [email protected]