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History shows that crises and economic downturns are fertile grounds for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This programme will help leaders redouble their innovation efforts to drive sustainable competitive advantage.

Key Takeaways

Lead yourself and your organisation through global economic downturns and other crises. Empower your teams to adopt a growth mindset. Go beyond conventional thinking to drive breakthrough change. Identify opportunities for disruption with clarity. Nurture a culture of experimentation to evolve an agile organisation. Rebuild organisational capabilities for continual innovation. Plan for future black swan events.

Who Should Attend

The programme is best suited for:

  • CXOs responsible for growth and profitability
  • Enterprise leaders responsible for innovation
  • Senior leaders running high-growth projects and processes that drive scale
  • Current and future business owners

Learning Experience

ISB Executive Education programmes are replete with distinctive teaching methodologies and an intense and challenging learning environment that pushes participants’ learning horizons beyond their pre-existing beliefs. Through lectures from distinguished faculty, local and global case studies, business simulations, and group discussions with extraordinary peers from a broad range of industries, regions, and functions, you will be equipped with the strategies, tools and insights required to transform your thinking and achieve ambitious business objectives. You will return to your organisation, fully ready to apply what you have learned. You will also take with you a rich network of relationships that will enrich your personal and professional lives long after you complete the programme.


This is a Live Virtual programme.

A new way of immersive learning that allows you to engage live with faculty and peers providing you with the flexibility to juggle the new work-life balance.

Admission Criteria and Selection

We admit candidates to upcoming sessions on a rolling (first come first served), space-available basis, and encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your seat in the programme. 

Programme content, dates, schedule, fees, delivery platforms, and faculty are subject to change. Programme fee includes food and accommodation at the ISB campus or at an equivalent facility based on availability.

What You Will Learn

  • Re-energise, engage, and enable your teams with a growth mindset
  • Enhance your entrepreneurial leadership skills
  • Imbibe a culture of innovation within your organisation
  • Learn to confidently navigate downturns and other crises.
  • Understand the dynamics of companies that embrace innovation to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Key Topics

Module 1: Crises Fuel Creativity and Innovation: Managing Innovation in Good Times and Bad

  • How creativity flourishes under clearly defined constraints
  • Understand innovation, application, associative thinking and positive deviance
  • Learn why innovation suffers during good times

ISB faculty includes leading academics with credentials and teaching experience from top global business schools as well as accomplished practitioners who have managed large enterprises.


Dr. Jay Rao

Visiting Professor, Strategy and Innovation, ISB; MS, Operations Research, University of Kentucky, USA; PhD, Management, UCLA, USA.

ISB Certificate

After successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded an ISB Executive Education Certificate, formal recognition of your professional development.

ISB Executive Network

On successful completion of this programme, you will be a part of the ISB Executive Network, a vast community of senior executives and entrepreneurs across the globe.

The benefits of the ISB Executive Network include:

  • Access to ISB Executive Network LinkedIn Group
  • Access to support e-mail ID
  • 10% discount on open executive education programmes
  • Newsletters

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