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Next-Level Leadership

Navigate the critical transition from operational manager to strategic leader.

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Programme Impact

Activate your ability to lead strategically

The transition to strategic leadership requires a new set of skills. You will learn these key competencies and how to apply them when you return to work.

Right for you

This programme is aimed at senior managers who are moving from an operational to a strategic role.


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of management experience

on average

Typical attendees have on average 10 years of work experience, including at least five years in a management role. Participants are directors or head of departments/functions who are responsible for:

  • Managing cross-functional and/or international teams

  • The direction of their business and leading their business unit

  • Multiple reporting lines

  • Direct influence and accountability for P&L.

Who attends

Programme content

Discover your best self

Why should anyone be led by you? Learn how to use vision, purpose and energy to inspire your people.

  • Find out what strategic leadership means and how it differs from operational management. Clarify your own strengths and weaknesses and understand how they can impede or improve your ability to be a successful, strategic leader. Discover the most common pitfalls for managers when faced with a strategic leadership role.

  • Learn how to forge effective connections with others. High-quality relationships are fundamental to succeeding as a leader, particularly at a time of great physical and digital disruption. Learn how to form strong relationships with team members, clients and external stakeholders, to help you gain influence at work.

  • Understand how to lead change. Deep dive into into the fundamentals of behavioural change, find out why it’s hard, and how to make it work for you.

  • Explore your unique path to becoming a great leader by leveraging your authentic self. Through integrated feedback provided by colleagues, friends, family and yourself, you’ll gain invaluable insight into the leadership style that is most effective for you.

Middle East Iteration

Access our world-renowned faculty, immersive learning methods and breakthrough ideas in the heart of London. Due to increased regional interest, LBS has included extra iterations of programmes for Middle East professionals. The programmes deliver all the content and insights from the global cohort, with the additional opportunity to network closely with peers working and living in the Middle East.

Certificate in Management

This programme can also be taken as part of the Certificate in Management. Enhance your leadership approach, hone your business skills and curate your own curriculum with a blend of online and in-person learning.

Our faculty

Experts in the field

Access some of the world’s leading thinkers whose cutting-edge research in global business is grounded in real-world practicality. Please note, faculty may vary per iteration.

How to apply

Submit your application through our online application form.

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