How to become a high performance leader

Are you ready to focus on you, your leadership potential, your vision, and the bigger impact you can make on your team, organization, and customers?

At High Performance Leadership (HPL), you experience the training that successful business leaders and world-class athletes use to consistently achieve great results.

Created by former hostage negotiator, George Kohlrieser,  you discover the principles of hostage negotiation so that you never become a psychological hostage to anyone again.

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Discover your leadership patterns and foundations, diagnose your leadership tasks

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Develop your own leadership style, learn effective dialogue, revitalize your vision and build on your strengths

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Boost your capacity to change and move to a higher level of your leadership performance

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Develop a personal leadership path that ensures you remain inspired and resilient for the future

You and your class

You are an experienced executive who wants to achieve the next level of effectiveness in leading individuals, teams and large groups to their highest level of sustained performance. This training program is also designed for teams looking to align around a common approach and language.

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The class you join is individually brought together through a careful selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful executive education learning with a truly diverse group of global peers. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience.

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+25
Nationalities
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+30%
women
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+80%
Division / functional manager
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+30
Industries

After doing HPL I dared more. It just changes the mindset you have and frees you up to discover new things.

Sabine Fercher

Chief Compliance Officer, Allianz AG
Switzerland

This program won’t just teach you what leaders do, it shows you how to develop your inner world, your inner strength, your inner confidence, your inner personal power to be a truly authoritative, high-performing leader.

George Kohlrieser

Program Director

 

Jean-François Manzoni is the President of IMD, where he also serves as the Nestlé Professor. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on leadership, the development of high-performance organizations and corporate governance. Professor Manzoni studies how leaders can create a high-performance work environment and what they can do to modify their leadership style in that direction.

Professor Weeks's unique approach to leadership, organizational culture, and change is reflected in his research, teaching, and over twenty years of working with executives worldwide. He helps leaders understand how they can manage themselves to lead others more effectively and to have a positive and intentional impact on the culture in their part of their organization.

Next start & fee
HPL length: 6 days + pre-program work
2020
from
06
Dec.
to
11
Dec.

Lausanne

CHF 13,500

2021
from
14
Feb.
to
19
Feb.

Lausanne

CHF 13,500

2021
from
28
Feb.
to
05
Mar.

Singapore

SGD 17,500

2021
from
21
Mar.
to
26
Mar.

Lausanne

CHF 13,500

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Disclaimer

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We have reopened our Lausanne campus and resumed classroom learning while continuing our virtual and hybrid programs.

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