Your learning journey

Boost your leadership skills and lead at your full potential.

Your learning journey

Boost your leadership skills and lead at your full potential.

The six highly dynamic and interactive days at IMD’s High Performance Leadership are a life-changing experience for participants. Following on from your pre-program preparation, you focus on the leadership skills you need to create the right inner state with a play-to-win focus. You discover how to build the right relationships and the right social intelligence to be a truly inspiring and authoritative leader.

You develop your emotional intelligence. You discover how to engage in high performance relationships with your followers and teams. You also look at your dialogue patterns, influencing, and persuading, dealing with conflict and negotiation and find your secure base as a leader from which you can be more effective.

Pre-program preparation

6 weeks before program

  • Self-reflection
  • Write your leadership stories
  • Analyze patterns for success
On campus

6 days

  • Prepare your personal leadership lifeline
  • Develop your personal leadership path
  • Discover keys to your success
  • Boost your capacity to change and succeed

12 months after completion

  • Videos, articles and tips on key leadership concepts to support your learning journey
  • Coaching calls to support your action plan
Integrated coaching

You receive intensive group coaching throughout to accelerate the development of your leadership skills. You will benefit from a post-program call with your coach to discuss the implementation of your action plan. You may also receive extra coaching after the program (fees apply).

Alumni community

Upon completion of the program, you will join IMD’s exclusive Alumni network and a community of like-minded peers.

Lifelong learning

To further reflect, refresh and refocus your leadership, you also have the opportunity to attend Advanced High Performance Leadership, exclusively for High Performance Leadership alumni.

Key topics


– Leading yourself and leading others at the edge.

– Learning the techniques that hostage negotiators use to change mindsets and behaviors.

– Understanding motivation, and the role loss and separation plays.

– Analyzing leadership success and failure stories.

– The latest techniques and ideas for talent development.

– Creating and leading high performance teams.

– High-performance negotiation and conflict management.

– Exploring your relationship to risk.

– The latest neuroscience techniques to rewire the brain.

Your High Performance Leadership journey