• Dates
    Feb 28 - Mar 04, 2023
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Fee
    INR 1,50,000 + Taxes
  • Format
    On Campus
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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.

Key Takeaways

  • Build on greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence to effectively manage self
  • Forge high-quality and effective connections with key stakeholders and make the most of your network
  • Empower others, learn to influence without authority and build high- performance teams
  • Develop your personal leadership brand and benefit from high-impact group coaching
  • Transition from manager to confident change agent. Lead effectively through crises and conflicts
  • Develop the resilience and mindset for turnarounds in uncertain times

Who Should Attend

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:

  • Directors, VPs, AVPs
  • Account Managers
  • General and Regional Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Project Managers

from across industries and functions.






Learning Experience

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.

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.

Key Topics

Module 1: Leading with Emotional Intelligence

    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:

  • Supplement your domain competencies with emotional skills 
  • Appreciate why enhancing self-awareness is critical for your leadership effectiveness

Group Coaching Session I Feb 28, 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.


Madan Pillutla

Dean & Professor, Organisational Behaviour


Chandrasekhar Sripada

Professor of Organisational Behavior (Practice), Executive Director - Human Capital and Leadership Initiative (HCLI); Faculty Advisor (HR)


S. Ramnarayan

Professor of Organisational Behavior (Practice)


Nandkishore Doreswamy

Adjunct Professor, Marketing Strategy

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

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:

  • 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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