Executive Master in Positive Leadership, Strategy & Transformation

Build new perspectives, skills, and techniques you need to optimize your performance, the performance of your team, and the bottom-line results of your organization.
Executive Master in Positive Leadership, Strategy & Transformation

Positive Psychology is the science of human performance focusing on identifying the factors that drive greatness and developing methods to train people and teams to perform at their best. When applied to the functional areas of management such as marketing, strategy, finance, organization, and information technology, Positive Leadership becomes a powerful catalyst allowing already successful executives to rethink business issues with a behavior-focused mindset and to develop constructive, sustainable solutions to address the most pressing challenges.

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1 year


This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of Human Sciences & Technology. More Information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.

*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both University Official Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), that are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.

Linking positive leadership and performance

Design and implement change efforts & accelerate strategy execution and projects that yield significantly better results than the norm.

Theory applied

Understand behavior—focusing on strengths rather than addressing constraints—and leverage this understanding to achieve extraordinary results.

Evolution of your strengths

Cultivate your strategic intuition and your ability to anticipate—and shape—changes in the business landscape.

Build outstanding teams

Create the conditions for growth. Design an employee experience that fosters engagement.

Key benefits for your organization

Develop tangible plans that specifically address the strategic challenges faced by your organization.

Our Program Directors

ProfileNick van Dam

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership, Strategy and Transformation

Academic Co-Director, Executive Master in Positive Leadership, Strategy and Transformation, IE School of Human, Science & Technology

ProfileJuan Humberto Young

Executive Master in Positive Leadership, Strategy and Transformation

Academic Co-Director, Executive Master in Positive Leadership, Strategy and Transformation, IE School of Human, Science & Technology
MBSAT Training, The MBSAT Group
Partner, Podag-Positive Organizational Design, AG

Why the Executive Master in Positive Leadership, Strategy and Transformation?

The impact of positive-to-negative interaction ratios

Scientists have explored the effect positive-to-negative interaction ratios have in our work and personal life, and have found that it can be used to predict—with remarkable accuracy—everything from workplace performance to divorce. (Gallup)

Happy people statistically make companies thrive

Happy employees have 31% higher productivity on average. Their sales are 37% higher and their creativity is 3x higher. (Harvard Business Review)

Be proactive in up-skilling

Stay ahead of change

Careers in management consultancy are expected to increase by 22% by 2020. Forward-thinking leaders are in high demand. (US Department of Labor)

  • Driving a positive, high-performing culture requires more than words. After all, everyone has a mission statement, but only the great organizations also have people who are on a mission.

    Jon Gordon


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