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High Impact Leadership

High Impact Leadership


High Impact Leadership provides a profound understanding of how you are perceived as a leader in the context of your organization. Through a dynamic mix of lectures, discussions, 360-degree feedback, one-on-one coaching, and self-assessment tools, you learn concrete ways to improve your leadership abilities.

At the conclusion of this six-day program, you have an action plan for managing yourself and leading others to improved performance, and are more effective at communicating direction and inspiration that aligns people and objectives.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

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Through 360-degree feedback, intensive one-on-one coaching, self-assessment tools, and small group work, you develop a realistic path to more effective leadership. You learn how to establish and communicate direction and inspiration that aligns people and objectives.

  • Gain greater awareness of your leadership styles, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Improve your style of leading and managing
  • Strengthen your ability to lead and manage organizational innovation and change
  • Develop more effective decision making skills
  • Achieve better synergy in groups
  • Build your understanding of national culture, organizational culture, and leadership implications
  • Learn the art of giving and receiving feedback

Upon completion of this program, you will earn six days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.


This program includes a 360- degree survey that collects feedback from the participant, their peers, direct reports and supervisors. Participants are provided a number of cases, readings and study questions prior to the program.

Over six days, High Impact Leadership provides an opportunity for participants to explore and understand their leadership capabilities: strengths, weaknesses, and concrete ways to improve. The curriculum includes readings, lectures, and discussions on a wide range of topics, including the makings of a great leader, emotional intelligence, organizational effectiveness and group dynamics, the value of self awareness and self management, and successful change management.

Participants emerge from the program with a clear sense of their own leadership style and a concrete direction for becoming a more inspirational, influential leader.

Sample Session Titles:

  • A Model of Organizational Performance and Change
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Understanding Your Change Management Practices
  • Leadership Styles
  • Group Dynamics
  • Dimensions of Culture and Leader/Manager Behavior
  • Self-Management and Leadership
  • Executive Personality and Leadership

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

Audience & Testimonials

High Impact Leadership is designed for upper-level executives with at least 10 years of experience who seek to enhance their leadership skills and management effectiveness within the context of their organization.

Upon completion of this program, you will earn six days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.

What recent participants say about High Impact Leadership:

“This is an outstanding program that takes you on a journey of self discovery accomplished through tools, exercises, and instruction. Group exercises expand the learning exponentially. The quality and ability of the professors were fantastic.”  – Tammy Hunt, Revenue Controller, Quest Diagnostics

“[The] High Impact Leadership program gave me a framework to implement changes I knew I needed in a way I could have never imagined.”  – Kendall Hastings, Program Director, Exelis, Inc.

“This course allowed me a rare time to self evaluate in a very nourishing and professional manner with others who, it turns out, are facing similar challenges.”  – Scott Brown, Director Market Analysis & Hedging, New York Power Authority

“The program was very intensive, interactive, incisive, and rewarding. Gave great insight into the correlation between corporate climate and performance. The critical role of emotional intelligence in leadership. I recommend this program to leaders who aspire to be great.”
– Abel Asein, Deputy Registrar, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria


Joel Brockner, Faculty Director
Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel Brockner is a leading authority on a variety of psychological issues in the workplace, including change management, leadership, decision-making, the role of the self, and cross-cultural differences in work behavior. He has consulted about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development, and decision making with such organizations as the Association of Art Museum Curators, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Kodak, IXIS Capital Markets, MBNA, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and Stratus Technologies.

Brockner’s book publications cover decision making in "sunk cost" situations, causes and consequences of employees’ self esteem, and the role of justice in the workplace. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious outlets, including Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has served on the editorial board of numerous management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Brockner is a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the American Psychological Association (Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology). He served as the chairman of the management division from 2005 to 2011 at Columbia Business School.

Along with Professor Brockner, additional Columbia Business School faculty contribute to and teach in the program.


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The Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE) is awarded to participants who complete a total of 18 program days within a four-year period.

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