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Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action

Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action

Learn to lead with confidence in this rigorous general management program for executives on the verge of achieving great things.

Executive Leadership Development prepares you to take the helm — to analyze critically, articulate strategically, think holistically, and lead with confidence.

The program encompasses analysis to action, with an emphasis on the action. You will focus on implementation and impact, returning to work with a 100-day action plan.

You will engage directly with Stanford GSB faculty, thanks to the program’s small size, and work in small groups with highly motivated global peers to share business challenges and gain relevant topical insights.

You will also experience dynamic presentations, hands-on workshops, visits from guest speakers, two 360º leadership assessments, three one-on-one coaching sessions, and more. The program is experiential and empowering.

Key Benefits

Strengthen your analytical tools, management acumen, and interpersonal skills to build effective teams and approach challenges holistically.
  • Improve core analytical skills required for approaching business challenges holistically and making better executive decisions.
  • Enhance your understanding of the critical interface between strategic challenges external to the organization and internal organizational leadership and execution issues.
  • Apply design thinking principles to solve business problems — learning effective ways of designing teams, business operations, change-management initiatives, and organizational structures and culture.
  • Develop greater awareness of your leadership style and how it’s perceived by others, assisted by personalized coaching and proprietary leadership tools.
  • Understand relevant psychological principles needed to create high-performance teams and increase employee motivation.
  • Develop a 100-day action plan to increase your impact on the organization.

Who Should Attend

  • Mid- to senior-level executives with at least 10 years of work experience and a minimum of three to five years of management experience — from any size company, any industry, and any country
  • Executives who have recently been promoted to positions of significant managerial responsibility or are clearly on track for such roles

2018 Program|14 Jan 2018 – 27 Apr 2018


In-person|Stanford GSB
Full-time during on-site sessions

Program Schedule

14 Jan 2018 – 19 Jan 2018
Module 1
Break: return to your office
22 Apr 2018 – 27 Apr 2018
Module 2


01 Dec 2017

Program Fee

US $28,000

The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, course materials, and three one-on-one coaching sessions.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.


Certificate of completion


Kriss Craig
Director of Programs and Marketing Management
Executive Education
​Video Introduction
byStanford Graduate School of Business
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Learn More About the Program


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Application Requirements

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Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Francis J. Flynn
The Paul E. Holden Professor of Organizational Behavior
  • Co-Director, Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action
Anne Beyer
Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Co-Director, Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action
  • Director, Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Executive
  • Director, Summer Institute for General Management

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