EO@INSEAD believes delivering world-class content to help leaders gain a deeper understanding of high-performance culture is a game changer. EO is partnering with INSEAD, The Business School of the World®, to deliver a highly immersive executive education programme that covers the below curriculum over the course of five days:
Amplify your leadership skills and optimize your performance.
Leadership Communication & Influence | Professor Andy Yap
As executives make the progression to senior leadership, being able to communicate effectively becomes even more important. The goal of this session is to introduce interactive oral and interpersonal communication skills critical to leaders by developing two kinds of knowledge:
1) Conceptual expertise on the art and science of leadership communication
2) Practical mastery of communication aimed at business audiences.
To understand how to communicate effectively, you will need to understand how the human mind makes sense of messages and ideas. We will explore the anatomy of ideas and messages—why do some ideas stick, and others don’t? Through this process, we will unpack the key elements that help you engage, persuade, and inspire your audience, regardless of whether they are clients, bosses, or team members.
Executive Presence in Leadership | Professor Andy Yap
Across nations, cultures, and organizations, regardless of whether you are communicating with a client or your team members, your body language shapes how your message is perceived. Thus, to communicate effectively, leaders need to not only focus on “what they say”, but also consider “how they say”. Additionally, people instinctively judge how trustworthy and competent leaders are simply by their body language. These judgments, in turn, impact how effective you are as a leader and communicator.
For this session, EO@INSEAD focuses on amplifying your leadership presence. How do you command a powerful presence? What body language signifies power, confidence, trust, and competence? Through a video-case and self-awareness exercise you will become more mindful of your leadership presence and take strategic steps to attain the ideal communication style you aspire to have.
Take charge, grow, and heighten your skills to build a culture within your organization.
Judgement and Decision Making Under Uncertainty | Professor Anil Gaba
Most decisions are necessarily made under conditions of risk and uncertainty. There often exist severe limits to predicting the future – be it in the context of business, health, or even personal pursuits such as happiness. Therefore, we often look for shelter in “models” to accurately predict future outcomes. In doing so, we frequently go too far and often end up underestimating the role of chance and what we don’t control.
Conversely, we also overestimate our ability to predict the future and hence fall prey to “illusion of control” with all its costs. A counterpart to this is the Paradox of Control which shows that if we don’t try to control what we can’t control, we often end up with more beneficial outcomes. Stemming from our illusion of control while making judgements, we can be susceptible to a variety of cognitive biases and emotional barriers.
We will explore such distortions in judgments using some interactive online tools. Also, we will discuss some common obstacles to learning from experience and discover how to overcome these barriers.
Team Decision-Making, Diversity, and Process | Professor Anil Gaba
We will next explore the broad question of individual judgments versus group judgments. Abundant theories exist on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DEI) at an organizational and societal level. Yet, the effectiveness of such initiatives despite heavy investments and good intentions remains an open question.
In leveraging the full potential of group judgments, DEI is a key factor. This session will highlight the meaning of diversity and inclusiveness in a group judgment process giving you the knowledge to build culture within your organization.
Inspirational Leadership and Influence Beyond Authority | Professor Thomas Mannarelli
This session focuses on the social processes of leading, inspiring, and influencing individuals and teams beyond a reliance on one’s authority. We will also consider how observation and reflection skills can improve one’s understanding of social landscapes and how that can inform one’s strategy and approach in any given leadership and influence situation.
The session will conclude with a discussion of both the benefits and potential risks that groups, majorities, minorities, and authorities have in influence, and we will highlight the ethical considerations that can arise in many influence contexts.
Creativity in Business—Managing the 4 P’s | Professor Thomas Mannarelli
In this session we will explore how leaders can tap into their own, their teams’, and other collaboration partners’ intrinsic motivation and make space for imaginative thinking. In order for creative ideas to flourish and build culture, a context must be provided where creativity is continually sought, valued and where environments and creativity processes are engaging and dynamic.
A framework for managing the four facets of creativity will be presented (person, process, product, and place) with the objective of equipping leaders with the relevant leadership tools to generate novel solutions to business and organizational challenges and opportunities. We will discuss how to turn differences across organizational boundaries into better ideas through divergent thinking processes that leverage a group’s diversity, balancing risk with realistic business constraints. The roles of intrinsic motivation, curiosity, and diversity will also be discussed.
Moving beyond traditional brainstorming, we will introduce and apply effective, yet simple techniques to assist the creative thinking process including methods that build in lateral, divergent thinking on real business challenges.
Build success and boost performance by understanding how to navigate change, adapt, and implement effective strategies within your organization.
Strategic Thinking: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage | Professor Daniel Simonovich
Why are some organizations consistently more successful than others? Why are some companies ‘left behind’ when their environment changes, while others power ahead? What can managers do to drive the performance and growth of their business in face of intense competition and uncertainty?
This session offers an opportunity for the participants to consider what their company stands for and how they can make sure that they are living up to it. Our members explore how to gain a competitive edge by creating and capturing superior value. We will probe further into competitive advantage by clarifying what makes it sustainable and driving change within the organization.
Strategic Vision and Strategic Execution:Translate Strategy into Action | Professor Daniel Simonovich
Multiple surveys and retrospectives reveal that that too many business and corporate strategies fail not due to poor strategy but poor implementation of their strategy. This session will help you understand what goes wrong in strategy execution and how to significantly improve the odds of success.
We will look at both hard and soft issues and how they are interconnected. In doing so, we will explore critical elements that help avoid early traps when setting up a comprehensive plan as the basis for implementing strategies.
Leading and Influencing Organizational Change: ChangePro Simulation | Professor Thomas Mannarelli
In the session you will have the opportunity to test your skills of change leadership and influence without authority in a computer-simulated organization. The ChangePro simulation provides a flexible tool to experience a change process in a risk-free environment and helps to stimulate productive discussions on the subject. In the exercise, you will be given the task of securing the buy-in of 24 simulated managers to a new organizational initiative. You will also face the additional challenge of needing to coordinate your change approach and strategies within teams.
After the simulation, key insights will be shared and presented. We will also discuss the context of how change occurs in your organization and debate the role this group must assume in driving change.
With these five days of curriculum led by a diverse faculty, you will have the opportunity to amplify yourself as a leader as well as your organization. Plus, by completing the course in one location, we are able to deliver the same world-class content in a more convenient format. Our immersive and highly engaging experience contains all of the most valuable learnings. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the local culture and EO community during this event. Are you ready?
19-23 February 2024 | Singapore
50 seat limit!