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Senior Management & Executive Leadership

Leading and managing the purpose, people and profitability of a business unit, region, functional area or entire organization

YOUR CAREER IN THIS PATHWAY​

If you are a seasoned professional leading—or with the goal to lead in the near future—a business unit, region, functional area or the entire organization, then Senior Management & Executive Leadership is your pathway.

It’s about leading business transformation, people and organizational transformation, while fine-tuning your skills as a leader.

We have been in conversation with corporate executives and executive recruiters for many decades, with the goal of tracking the trends in the mindsets, knowledge and skills that drive promotability to senior leadership positions. Our mission is to help you make a good choice about whether this pathway might be a good fit with your aspirations, strength and goals. Explore the major career areas we've identified for you in this pathway and their transversal applicability.

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP & TRANSFORMATION

Continuing a professional trajectory in senior management and leadership requires a holistic and comprehensive ability to understand a company’s business and make fundamental transformations that improve financial and operational performance. The promotability of professionals in senior roles within a single business unit, region or function depends on developing the acumen to understand the bigger picture of the company’s current and future business position, and then using this knowledge to positively influence its performance. This means developing foresight and knowledge about how to formulate market, product and go-to-market strategies as well as knowing how to lead transformations that put these strategies into place. It’s also about formulating and implementing plans for the digital transformation of internal services and operations to improve efficiency and performance.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP & TRANSFORMATION

It is critical that a company’s talent and organizational strategy support its business strategy.  Professionals in senior roles need to understand how to design effective organizational structures to positively shape culture, improve working practices and drive employee engagement. Leaders also need to stay up-to-date on best practices concerning how to attract, retain, develop and motivate talent as well as how to ensure diversity, inclusion and performance in the structure and management of teams. In many ways, senior leaders need to be both “chief behavior officers” as well as experience designers—leaders able to put in place the conditions under which all their people can perform at their best and thrive. This requires not only an understanding of how to formulate organizational and talent strategy, but also the leadership skills to make transformation happen successfully within an organization.

BOARD MEMBERSHIP & NON-EXECUTIVE ROLES

At some point in every senior manager’s trajectory, there arises the possibility to become involved in boards and related non-executive roles. These roles often provide opportunities for cultivating a sense of purpose and meaning outside of a primary professional role, and also offer an effective way to expand one’s professional footprint and network as a basis for career growth.

PROGRAMS IN THIS PATHWAY

If your career stage is Senior Management & Executive Leadership, we offer several educational options to help you plan your future and prepare for it.

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PURSUE PURPOSE IN THIS PATHWAY

We invite you to join us in a new movement of business leaders working to forge a new and better world. If your pathway is Senior Management & Leadership, your business decisions have a major impact on the environment, society and the lives of your people and your stakeholders. Here are some topics to think about when considering which educational options will help you take the next step towards your career goals.

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CREATING AN INCLUSIVE ORGANIZATIONAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES CAN THRIVE.

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BUILDING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND PUTTING IN PLACE INITIATIVES THAT ENHANCE EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING AND ENGAGEMENT.

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LEADING A SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION WITH CLEAR AND ACHIEVABLE ESG GOALS.

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IMPLEMENTING THE METRICS AND REPORTING SYSTEMS REQUIRED TO TRACK AND ACHIEVE SUSTAINABILITY GOALS.

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LAUNCHING AND MANAGING ACTIVITIES THAT LEVERAGE CORPORATE COMPETENCIES AND TALENT TO FOSTER SOCIAL INNOVATION AND IMPACT.

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PROMOTING TRANSPARENCY IN REPORTING.

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