The Essentials of Leadership programme is designed to help high-potential executives develop the key competencies to become strategic and effective leaders. It encourages leaders to embrace the complex challenges and opportunities associated with greater leadership positions and unlock their full leadership potential.
The programme is aimed at demonstrating the nuances of taking up significant leadership positions. In addition, the curriculum equips you to handle these challenges and guide your organisation to success.
This programme is best suited for mid to senior managers who are moving or have moved from an operational to a strategic role with increasing responsibility.
The participant profile can include:
from across industries and functions.
Engage in real-life stories and group discussions to explore your leadership skills. Experience how to showcase your leadership style in dynamic situations. Improve your effectiveness in leading teams in the digital world. Apply your new learnings and skills to accelerate your ascent to leadership at the workplace.
The programme curriculum is organised into three modules consisting of faculty presentations, group discussions, and case studies, scheduled across five days.
Additionally, our executive group coaching sessions in between modules will help you build your own personal narrative and action plan for leadership. Five interactive, intensive sessions give you a grounding in self-awareness, team dynamics, effective interpersonal behaviours, and mindsets required to lead change in crisis and non-crisis conditions.
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.
Feb 28, 2023 | 9.00 am to 3.00 pm | Professor S Ramnarayan
Through short case illustrations and real-life stories, this introductory module will focus on why emotional intelligence distinguishes outstanding performers from merely adequate performers. You will understand what it takes to hone your emotional and relational competencies:
Group Coaching Session I Feb 28, 2023 | 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Mar 1, 2023 | 9.00 am to 3.00 pm | Madan Pillutla
Using social psychology and behavioural economics research, we will develop a hands-on model to ‘nudge’ people into buying into your decisions. Specifically, you will learn how to:
Group Coaching Session 2 | Mar 1, 2023 | 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Mar 2, 2023 | 9.00 am to 3.00 pm | Chandrasekhar Sripada
Effective relationships boost engagement, innovation, and individual well-being. Relationship building requires communicating openly, building trust, and encouraging capability building through mentorship.
Group Coaching Session 3 | Mar 2, 2023 | 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Mar 3, 2023 | 9.00 am to 1.00 pm | Nandkishore Doreswamy
You will learn the themes of developing a personal brand based on your unique skills, experience, and interests and what is involved in rebranding and setting a new narrative. You will understand what makes a great story and how storytelling is essential for persuading people:
Mar 3, 2023 | 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm | S. Ramnarayan
Coping effectively with external turbulence and uncertainty requires being resilient. You must understand how to bounce back after crises, setbacks, or disappointments. Learning how to view difficulties not as passive victims but as active agents with choice is essential.
Group Coaching Session 4 | Mar 2, 2023 | 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Mar 4, 2023 | 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm | S. Ramnarayan
Given the undercurrent of fear, loss and insecurity associated with change, you will learn
critical requirements for effective change through a change simulation. You will discover how essential qualities like empathy, personal interactions, patience, self-reflection, commitment to dialogue and customising change approaches to the unique needs and preferences of change recipients are for leading effective change:
Group Coaching Session 5 | Mar 4, 2023 | 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
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.
Dean & Professor, Organisational Behaviour
Professor of Organisational Behavior (Practice), Executive Director - Human Capital and Leadership Initiative (HCLI); Faculty Advisor (HR)
Professor of Organisational Behavior (Practice)
Adjunct Professor, Marketing Strategy
After successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded an ISB Executive Education Certificate, formal recognition of your professional development.
You will be a part of the ISB Executive Network, a vast community of senior executives and entrepreneurs across the globe.
ISB Executive Network benefits include: