Leading People and Teams
a leadership laboratory
This program is a leadership laboratory that deals with the “why” and “how” of behavior in organizations. Unlike many other programs on similar topics, it goes beyond the obvious, conscious and rational side of human functioning, adding the opportunity to explore productive as opposed to non-productive drives that individuals subconsciously follow in organizations.
In addition, the program’s experiment-based nature will help you to investigate your own behavioral patterns in business situations; it will sharpen your awareness of more effective and less effective practices in dealing with others.
As a participant, you will receive input regarding your leadership style and behavior through 360-degree feedback offered before the program and a debriefing offered during the course. The leadership laboratory’s challenging but safe environment will furnish you with a chance to try out new skills and techniques and receive feedback and support from faculty and peers.
The program offers participants an individual follow-up coaching session to support them in implementing action plans worked out in class and during executive coaching sessions.
Principally you are an executive concerned with the effective and efficient management of people to help you achieve organizational goals.
Past Participants' Level of Responsibility
Austria, Belgium, Brazil , Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Poland, P.R. of China, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa , Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
- Leadership, leadership challenges and leadership styles
- Rational and irrational elements in leadership behaviour
- Emotional intelligence and management of emotions in organizations
- Influencing strategies
- Leadership toolbox
- Coaching fundamentals
- 360-degree feedback as a tool for leadership growth
Take-Home ValueIn exploring how to tackle the challenges faced by managers and leaders to create an environment in which people can use their talents optimally, you will gain a clear sense of what mindset, competences and behaviors it takes to be an effective leader.
You will know how to capitalize on your strengths and those of your employees, peers and superiors, as well as how to leverage weaknesses – yours and those of others. You will enhance your emotional intelligence, influencing strategies and satisfaction that emerges from your leadership role.
Meet the FacultyKonstantin Korotov (Program Director)
Konstantin Korotov joined ESMT European School of Management and Technology in August 2005 as an assistant professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in August 2008. He is also an integral part of ESMT's Center for Leadership Development Research. Konstantin is also an executive coach and a research fellow with the INSEAD Global Leadership Center in Fontainebleau, France, where he also received his PhD in Management (Organizational Behavior). In addition to his academic work, he has over 15 years of practical Leadership Development experience in the US, Russia, UK, France, Portugal, Spain, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Argentina.
Andreas Bernhardt is a program director, executive coach and founding member of ESMT’s Center for Leadership Development Research and manages ESMT’s pool of executive coaches. He has about 20 years of practical leadership development and coaching experience, has been working as a leadership coach for ESMT, for the INSEAD Global Leadership Center in Fontainebleau, France and beyond and has designed and delivered executive programs for several international companies.
Laura Guillén joined ESMT as an assistant professor in September 2010. She received her PhD in Organizational Studies with a specialization in organizational behavior from ESADE in 2007. Laura also holds a MSc in Management Research from ESADE, since 2004, and a combined undergraduate and MA in Business Administration from ESADE, 1998. From 2008 to 2010 she worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at INSEAD.