WELI Session Objectives

Tuck faculty

WISE Executive Leadership Institute at Tuck: Team building exercise

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used in these sessions, including presentation of frameworks, concepts and best practices; facilitated large group discussions; experiential learning; small group application exercises and individual self-assessment instruments. The faculty-led sessions will be complemented by guest speakers and panelists on selected topics as well as opportunities for reflection, networking and physical exercise.

Leader in Action: Getting Results with Others    Action Learning Associates

  • Understand your TypeCoach Verifier personality inventory results and the relationship of those results to your leadership style relative to leading change
  • Develop a visceral, behavioral understanding to complement intellectual understanding of leadership and teamwork
  • Practice getting results working in teams though a series of performance challenges

Strategic Networking    Stacy Blake-Beard

  • Identify your "developmental opportunities" in relation to your network
  • Learn how to enhance your networks
  • Learn how a strategically developed network benefits you and your organization

Negotiations    Lisa Dicker

  • Reflect on your negotiation style — strengths and areas for improvement
  • Learn a vocabulary and structure for setting goals, preparing, engaging and reviewing key negotiations
  • Practice applying those concepts in experiential exercises and role plays
  • Get expert coaching on your live negotiation challenges

Difficult Conversations     Lisa Dicker

  • Understand why some of our most important conversations are so hard and the concepts of the internal voice, the structure of difficult conversations and the role of emotions and identity
  • Examine the common mistakes we all make
  • Develop tools to prepare for and engage in difficult conversations more effectively

The First Tenet of Leadership    Ella Bell Smith

  • Understanding the source of your true leadership muscle
  • Enhancing your leadership narrative
  • Creating stronger followership
  • Understanding your approach to leadership from multiple angles

Information Value of Primary Financial Statements     Phillip Stocken

  • Develop skills to interpret and confidently use financial statement information for business decision-making
  • Discuss the purpose of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows
  • Examine and understand the accounting concepts for revenue and expense recognition

Financial Analysis for Strategy Implementation    Phillip Stocken

  • Learn to analyze and interpret metrics
  • Understand how to align business decisions with strategy using key performance indicators
  • Create a framework for identifying opportunities for performance improvement

Strategic Leadership: Key Capabilities of Strategic Leaders    Sydney Finkelstein

  • Explore what it takes to create a strategic mindset and the essentials of successful strategies
  • Identify the major challenges your organization faces now and over the next three years
  • Reflect on what you are doing to meet these challenges
  • Understand how to make knowledgeable strategic choices so action can be taken

Managing Your Visibility    Stacy Blake-Beard

  • Reflect on your own social identities and how the resulting group memberships inform your behavior, feelings and attitudes generally and in specific settings
  • Learn about implicit assumptions you may be making about people — and people may be making about you
  • Identify action steps to utilize visibility strategies to meet leadership goals

Integrating Your Life    Ella Bell Smith

  • Explore what work-life integration means for you
  • Look at the many facets of your life
  • Examine the role you play in each area, the changes you would like to make, and the actions steps you need to take to make it happen

*Subject to change. Session content will be refined based on identified participant needs and experience.