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transforming Irish industry
Leadership 4 Growth is aimed at:
Fundamentally changing the face of the indigenous Software and Technology sector by developing and enhancing the leadership ambition, mindset and capability of its CEOs to help them create companies that achieve dominant market positions.
Leadership 4 Growth is a unique programme specifically designed for CEOs of software services and technology companies who have the ambition and potential to achieve significant scale in their chosen markets.
What is Leadership 4 Growth?
It represents an important element of Enterprise Ireland’s overall strategy to accelerate the development of world-class Irish Companies by helping them to build and enhance their leadership capabilities. This exclusive programme offers a breakthrough opportunity to enhance the impact of leadership on company growth. It has been created by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Software Association, the world-renowned Stanford Graduate School of Business, with input from software services and technology CEOs, many of whom have benefited from participation on other Enterprise Ireland programmes. Leadership 4 Growth combines Stanford’s world-class faculty, exposure to and engagement with highly successful entrepreneurs, a unique coaching and mentoring approach and practical strategy execution support that will provide inspiration, knowledge and skills tailored to your specific business.
Benefits to CEOs
It can be difficult for you as a CEO of a growing company to make the time to step back from day-to-day operations and consider the vision, strategy and future path of your company. This programme will afford you the opportunity to do just that in the company of your peers and guided by Standford’s leading academic faculty and top practitioners in your field. The aim of the programme is to achieve tangible improvement in company performance through a “top-down” approach driven by revitalised and re-energised CEOs. You will emerge from the programme having gained the following: • A deeper understanding of strategymaking and strategies to drive global growth based on the latest academic research and best practices; • Frameworks and methodologies for developing the leadership potential of oneself and others; • A customised roadmap to help accelerate implementation of the insights gained during the programme; • One-to-one coaching from highly experienced coaches with a proven methodology for helping CEOs understand and develop their leadership style leading directly to accelerated achievement of business objectives; • Significant networking opportunities with peer CEOs, as well as Stanford faculty members and other professional and business leaders participating in the programme. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Leadership 4 Growth is open only to CEOs of software services and technology companies who are committed to leading their company to a strong international market position. It will be a demanding programme, requiring considerable input from participants both during the three residential modules and in the interim periods when the core concepts of the programme will be implemented in their companies. You must therefore be willing to devote the time and resources required for the rigorous learning and application of programme insights.
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Leadership 4 Growth is quite distinct from other leadership programmes in both its delivery and content. It will be centred around one six-day and two five-day residential modules at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California. The modules will be led by Stanford faculty members with unparalleled experience in the software, technology and leadership fields. Between modules, you will participate in a structured ongoing programme aimed at implementing your newly-defined leadership goals. The framework for the programme is built around the following elements:
Inspire: You will have the opportunity to learn directly from world-class technology company executives who will describe how they developed their vision and strategy, what challenges they overcame and how their companies achieved leading market positions.
Coach: You will be assigned your own leadership coach who will work with you throughout the programme to encourage, challenge and assist you in implementing the core concepts learned. Focus will be on strengthening and enhancing your individual characteristics and attributes as a leader, within the context of your ambitions for your company.
Educate: You will study entrepreneurial leadership theory and case studies and be given practical tools and techniques for creating and communicating company vision, devising and executing company strategy and developing your personal leadership skills.
Execute: This is a demanding programme and you will be expected to take the core concepts and apply them to the leadership of your own company. Every support will be given during the taught modules to help you implement what you have learned. Group and individual assignments will also be allocated between the modules, to encourage and assist you in putting the theory into practice.
The Programme will be launched in Dublin in October 2006 and the one six-day and two five-day residential modules will be held in October 2006, February 2007 and May 2007, with a Programme Finale in Dublin in September 2007. Each module will focus on a key theme through the four core elements outlined above.
PROGRAMME LAUNCH EVENT
10th October 2006, Dublin, Ireland
High Performance Leadership 18th – 23rd February 2007, Stanford, California
Market-Focussed Execution & Growth 13th-18th May 2007, Stanford, California
Dynamic Business Strategy 22nd - 28th October 2006, Stanford, California
Professor George Foster, Programme Faculty Director, will introduce the programme and describe the activities and expectations for the year ahead. PROGRAMME FINALE
September 2007, Dublin
You will participate in one of a series of CEO panels, formed by theme and facilitated by Professor George Foster, You will begin one-on-one meetings that showcase results/key lessons learned with your Leadership Coach and start from the programme experience. defining your business challenge and leadership agenda which will serve as roadmaps for achieving your business and leadership development goals over the course of the programme.
This module will focus on some of the newest thinking on how successful organisations and individuals achieve strategic leadership in a changing competitive environment. Case study discussions will take place with the participation of the senior management team of a number of companies.
You will focus on developing an understanding of the relationship between leadership and power and what must be done to achieve the highest levels of performance from yourself and your management team and organisation. With the support of your leadership coach you will continue to refine your leadership goals and development approach.
You will deepen your understanding of how to develop the market and customer focus critical to growth and discuss case studies of companies who have come up with creative solutions for dealing with these challenges. Topics will also include competing in global markets, marketing strategy and trends in leading change in your organisation. You will also prioritise an action plan to accelerate progress on your business challenge over a period of several months following Segment 3, culminating in a one day Programme Finale in Ireland.
BETWEEN EACH MODULE YOU WILL: • Access and stimulate progress on your leadership agenda goals with your Leadership Coach via virtual conference.
• Review execution plans and progress through face to face meetings with your programme cohort (5 to 7 CEOs sharing the same Leadership Coach and a Business Tutor*).
* The Business tutors will support and facilitate the scheduled working sessions in Dublin with your cohorts.
• Participate in a virtual classroom session led by Professor George Foster to address questions and share learnings surrounding progress in addressing your business challenge.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Paula Carroll at (01) 8082561 or email: email@example.com Sean Faulkner at (01) 8082573 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford Graduate School of Business - Stanford University
The ‘Leadership 4 Growth’ programme takes place in the Stanford Graduate School of Business within the Stanford University campus, located approximately 50 kilometres south of San Francisco, California and 30 kilometres north of San Jose. Both cities have international airports with connecting rail, bus and car service to the campus.
Participants will stay at the Schwab Residential Centre in private rooms with high speed internet access, voicemail service and ample study space. Participants also have full access to other amenities including libraries, gymnasiums etc. Leadership 4 Growth will be delivered by a selection of the Business School’s most distinguished faculty, renowned for their world-class research, teaching, and practice, particularly in the hightech and software fields. From the conceptual strategy frameworks of Professor Robert Burgelman, developed over years of work with Intel Corporation, to the CEO experience of software entrepreneur Mark Leslie, the Stanford faculty bring a thought leadership uniquely suited to the software services and technology sector.
OTHER CONTRIBUTING FACULTY MEMBERS WILL INCLUDE:
WILLIAM P. BARNETT
Lecturer in Business; Founder and former President and CEO of Veritas Software.
Faculty Director – Leadership 4 Growth Programme Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Professor of Management; Director of the Executive Programme for Growing Companies; Dhirubhai Ambani Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship for 2005-2006
Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy and Organisations; Co-director of the Executive Programme in Strategy and Organisation; Director of the Executive Management Programme: Gaining New Perspectives.
ROBERT A. BURGELMAN
Lecturer in Strategic Management. Partner at Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, Benchmark Capital.
Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management, and Director of the Stanford Executive Programme. Author of ’ Strategy in Destiny: How StrategyMaking Shapes a Company’s Future’.
CHARLES A. O’REILLY III
Professor of Organisational Behaviour. Atholl McBean Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources; Director of the Human Resource Executive Programme.
Faculty Leader – High Performance Leadership and Executive Coaching Sessions Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour; Director of the Executive Programme in Leadership; Co-author of ‘Power Up: Transforming Organisations Through Shared Leadership’.
Frank E. Buck Professor of Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour; Director of the Human Resource Executive Programme; Director of the Leading Change and Organisational Renewal Executive Programme; Hank McKinnell-Pfizer Inc; Co-director of the Centre for Leadership Development & Research. Co-author of ‘Winning Through Innovation: A Practical Guide to Leading Innovation and Change’.
Jeffrey S. Skoll Professor of Electronic Commerce, Strategic Management, and Economics; Co-director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Coauthor of ‘Strategic Management’.
KATHRYN L. SHAW
Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics; GSB Trust Faculty Fellow for 2005-2006.
Robert A. Macgowan Professor of Marketing.
Full biographies are available on https://gsbapps.stanford.edu/facultybios/
Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organisational Behaviour. Co-author of ‘The KnowingDoing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action’.
Enterprise Ireland is funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union under the National Development Plan, 2000-2006.
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