By: Stephen Goss Posted: Apr 13th, 2016

With the corporate environment always changing, senior leaders need to find ways to change along with it. The Tuck Executive Program (TEP) will give participants the tools they need to succeed in the fast-changing global environment.

Below are three TEP session overviews that will transform the way participants think about their organization and help them along their path to success.


Strategy Implementation
with Sydney Finkelstein

This session will examine how executives can go about the challenge of implementing strategy, discuss the levers available to make strategies work in organizations, and learn how to manage change within the organization.

One of the most common reasons participants attend TEP is to learn how to implement strategy within an organization. Strategy implementation is an increasingly challenging endeavor and this objective can seem almost impossible without the right guidance. Professor Finkelstein will explain why some strategies fail and others succeed, and what you can learn from the mistakes of other executives.

 

Innovation Strategy
with Ron Adner

Investing in innovation is a common strategic priority for many companies, large and small. Successful investment, however, is somewhat less common. This session explores how the challenge of innovation is shaped by its context, and what firms can do to increase their odds of success.

Modeled upon Professor Adner's book The Wide Lens, participants will learn how to navigate the "innovation ecosystem" in order to successfully implement their new innovations and avoid the unforeseen pitfalls along the way. It is important that leaders recognize and identify the potential ways an innovation can fail in order for new innovations to succeed.


The Global Economy: Jobs, Technology, and Global Supply Chains
with Emily Blanchard

A critical reason companies aspire to become global is to control costs. Foreign markets present the prospect to increase both efficiency and innovation. Where can executives best connect with the talent of the world, how do the resulting global production networks change the nature of trade and production? How can executives understand the labor-market implications of global engagement-both for their colleagues inside the firm, and in their broader communities? And how do these same forces interact with shifts in technology and transportation costs? This session explores these questions, organized around the metaphor of a global jobs competition.

There is a growing need within organizations to have their top executives think, interact, and connect more globally. With increased global communications, organizations can quickly feel a hindrance in growth if their top executives are not prepared to navigate the global economy. Professor Blanchard will frame and teach participants the skills that are needed in order for organizations to compete and succeed globally.

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