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Leading the Agile Organization

Leading the Agile Organization
School: COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL
Dates: Mar 15 - Mar 19, 2021
Duration: 5 Days
Category: Leadership
Type: Online

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$4,950

Program Introduction


“This program offers a deep dive into the personal attributes and behaviors that enable strategic leaders to drive results in a dynamic and uncertain world.”

– Trish Gorman, the Program's Faculty Director


By some estimates, up to 80% of all strategies — however brilliant — never generate their intended results. Rather than describing these disappointments as ‘failures of execution,’ leaders can mold both themselves and their organizations to successfully address the gap between strategy and results.


To achieve this agility, organizations require leaders who are perceptive, comfortable with their various roles, and clear about their path to value.


In this program, you will learn more about these key skills and acquire the mindsets vital to leading an agile and adaptive organization. You will improve your ability to confidently make hard-to-reverse choices, maneuver through uncertainty, and inspire others to join you in taking risks to grow, innovate and improve the value delivered to your customers and stakeholders.


Benefits


This program will help you become a strategic leader who inspires and motivates others to take risky, time-sensitive actions in pursuit of valuable goals. Program participants will walk away knowing how to:


  • Foster agility at the leadership, resource, organizational, and strategic levels
  • Build confidence and competence to drive results and accountability
  • Link strategy directly to action, using both dominant and ambidextrous capabilities
  • Leverage culture and data to be adaptive; making timely adjustments in key behaviors
  • Test power dynamics and learn effective communications techniques


Who this program is meant for


  • Leaders of departments and divisions
  • Senior decision makers in growth-focused firms
  • Aspiring leaders for whom uncertainty and complexity pose obstacles to advancement
  • Managers seeking to support their teams to outperform rivals and delight customers
  • Team leaders and individuals tasked with ambitious performance goals
  • Columbia Business School alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for this program.


Program Structure


Day 1


  • Welcome and Overview
  • Adaptive Leadership: Inflection Points and Leading Indicators
  • Adaptive Leadership Exercise: Seeing Around Corners


Day 2


  • Understanding the Agile Organization
  • Leading the Agile Organization: Managing Problems That Can Not Be Solved


Day 3


  • Communication for the Agile Leader: Focus on Change Communication Exercise


Day 4


  • Agility in Finding, Solving and Managing Problems
  • Measuring Agility: Linking Behaviors to Performance (includes exercise)


Day 5


  • Clearing Obstacles to Resource Agility
  • Developing Ambidexterity in Yourself and Your Organization
  • Next Steps for Impact: Your Agile Leadership Path
United States, New York

FACULTY


Trish Gorman, Faculty Director

Founder and Chief Executive at KEA Skills

Managing Director at Goff Strategic Leadership Center


Trish Gorman is a strategy expert and consultant and the founder of the online assessment firm, KEA Skills. She serves as an advisor to various corporate and institutional educational programs and is a subject matter expert for selected early-stage investors and entrepreneurs. At Columbia Business School Executive Education, Gorman is also the co-faculty director of the Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship (Online) program as well as program and faculty director of custom client programs.

In her teaching, Gorman connects cutting-edge research with management priorities and decisions to build individual and organizational strategy skills, taking executives on a journey from the classroom to the team room to the board room. She has a long history of working with organizations like McKinsey & Company and Deloitte and has written for publications like Harvard Business Review and Forbes.


Rita McGrath

Faculty at Executive Education , Columbia Business School Executive Education


Rita McGrath is a globally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, and growth. Her work and ideas help CEO's and senior executives succeed in rapidly changing and volatile environments, and she is valued for her rare ability to connect research to business problems. Recognized as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50 and winning the award for outstanding achievement in the strategy category, McGrath speaks regularly at corporate events, such as the Microsoft CEO Summit and the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. She appears regularly on television and radio and is often cited in the press, including The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesFinancial Times, and Businessweek and has published several articles in the Harvard Business Review. McGrath is the co-author of three books in addition to her latest book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast As Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press). She has also been named one of the top ten business school professors to follow on Twitter, and was named one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company magazine.


Shiva Rajgopal

Roy Bernard Kester and T.W. Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing

Columbia Business School


Shiva Rajgopal is the Kester and Byrnes Professor at Columbia Business School. A highly regarded academic, Shiva is one of the world’s leading experts on measuring how well managers serve as responsible stewards of the corporation’s resources. He is perhaps best known for his finding that around 40 percent of Chief Financial Officers would sacrifice a positive net present value project to meet quarterly analyst consensus earnings estimate. Apart from conducting pioneering research on short-termism, Shiva's extensive body of academic and practitioner focused work covers a wide range of contemporary issues in financial reporting and governance such as accounting restatements, frauds, SEC enforcement actions, efficacy of board and executive compensation schemes in delivering shareholder value, whistle blowing, and the paramount importance of corporate culture as an under-appreciated economic asset of the firm. He has wide-ranging experience in solving applied business problems with global private equity funds, leading insurance companies, financial services firms, hedge funds, and cyber security ratings agencies. His work has been featured extensively in the Harvard Business ReviewThe New York Times, the Wall Street JournalThe Financial TimesBarronsBloomberg, Fortune, Forbes and The Economist.

Partner Benefits

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  • Receive Academic credit and upgrade to a Certificate to achieve an Alumni status.
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