Drive performance through agile leadership

Organizational Leadership: Driving Culture and Performance Online Program prepares you to quickly adapt to contextual changes, while ensuring your employees are motivated and supported to achieve organizational objectives. This program is offered jointly by IMD and GetSmarter.

The program focuses on building a high-performance culture and looks at how leaders can maximize their impact on people and processes by improving and adapting the working environment at a team and organizational level.

Program overview

In a dynamic and complex business environment, leadership should be flexible and agile enough to adapt and respond to the changing needs of the organization and its employees. Based on the research of Professor Shlomo Ben-Hur and Nik Kinley, this five-week program focuses on helping maximize your impact as a modern leader by creating an organizational culture in which your employees can thrive. This is where you can drive performance, on a constant basis and in a meaningful way. 

You’ll learn how to create and implement a Leadership Operating System (OS) a new approach to leadership built on trust, clarity, and momentum that will enable you to motivate people and set the tone for organizational culture and performance. Benefit from the opportunity to exchange reflections and experiences with leaders from around the globe, in a fully supported online environment that fits your schedule.

  • Develop agile leadership skills that allow you to quickly adapt as the context changes
  • Understand where your leadership input is most valuable, and where it has the most impact, by adapting and improving the work environment in which your employees operate, to ultimately drive their performance
  • Build a Leadership OS action plan specific to your organization that is ready for immediate implementation
  • Learn from leadership development experts, and draw insights from real-life case studies

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You and your class

This program is designed for:

  • Current, or aspiring, mid- to senior-level leaders who are looking to develop a new approach to improve or maximize their leadership impact
  • Managers who want to foster a better working environment and guide employees to achieve their goals and drive business performance
  • HR specialists, consultants, or strategists who would like to prepare for the challenges of a more globalized and complex business landscape
Program Co-directors



Professor Shlomo Ben-Hur

Nik Kinley, Director

Our research found that leaders of high-performing companies create the environment — the operating system — in which trust, clarity and momentum flourish

Shlomo Ben-Hur

Leadership is less about personally driving results and more about creating the right conditions for others to deliver. Impact that leaders have is the environment, or operating system, they create for their team and business.

Nik Kinley
Upcoming sessions

Length: 5 weeks, 6–8 hours per week

Delivery: Online

Certification: Receive a digital IMD certificate upon completion

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