KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Wherever you are in your career, whatever your goals and challenges, at IESE you will develop a number of core leadership skills and competencies that will transform you as a leader. In the table below, the darker the shade of the competency, the more intense the focus.
|C-Suite ||Senior Executive ||Functional Director
|Craft the future of your company and set its long-term direction in the global economy.||Integrate and align functions & geographies. Be a bridge builder, translator, aligner.||Adopt the integrative perspective of a senior generalist.
|Spot the global trends and connect the dots, capitalizing on technology, resources & talent.||Identify and leverage the creativity in your organization to exploit opportunities. ||Address business problems with creativity, leveraging resources from
|Bring the big picture perspective. Make swift decisions with incomplete knowledge and in uncertainty. ||Improve decision-making and delegation by understanding your broad competitive context. ||Make more confident decisions with a deeper understanding of cross-functional dynamics.
|Build the macro-framework and change agents to improve processes and systems.||Identify levers and the key people to build impetus for change and follow-through.||Enhance your ability to plan resources and tactics to execute change.
Negotiating & influencing
|Influence a broad spectrum of stakeholders with deftness and versatility.||Lead complex negotiations to more effective outcomes. ||Cascade organizational objectives and advocate upwards for your function when necessary.
|Articulate your company’s vision, its values and its mission. ||Translate complex problems into simple, meaningful explanations. ||Build team buy-in and alignment to streamline processes.
|Listen with humility and learn from the global environment. ||Develop empathy, self-awareness and emotional intelligence.||Assess leadership growth opportunities.
|Balance the needs of all stakeholders to drive your organization in one direction. ||Align your teams around a shared vision and common purpose. ||Drive engagement and efficient collaboration between your team members.