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Are you ready to make decisions with fractals? 
A program that will radically change your perspective on leadership!

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Leadership Solutions

We design and support the transformation of leaders and leader candidates into inspiring role models.

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Transformation Solutions

We develop the skills of leaders to make decisions and manage change in an environment of uncertainty.

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Competency Solutions

We define the competencies required for sustainable high performance and ensure its development.

Explore our programs!

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Applied Neuroscience

Unleashing brain power for you and your people: Discover how the latest neuroscience concepts and techniques can help you motivate your employees, bring innovation to life and boost business success!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

Explore how the latest neuroscience concepts and techniques can help you motivate and inspire your peers and employees, catalyze innovation, and increase business success. Applied Neuroscience: Unleashing Brain Power for You and Your People is your opportunity to learn concepts and hands-on techniques derived from the latest cognitive brain research and psychology to improve individual, team, and organizational performance. Through a balance of theory and application, you will examine the latest neuroscience research and how it can inform personal and professional practices. Understanding the implications of this unique research will teach you how to raise your awareness of existing leadership behavioral patterns, focus attention on actions promoting resilience, and gain a competitive edge by comprehending how the brain works.

As a participant, you will learn:

  • A groundbreaking brain-agility model
  • Coaching skills through a neuroscience lens
  • How to mobilize neurons to get on the right side of risk and motivation
  • How to better read emotions
  • The impact of gender and cultural diversity on confidence and innovation
  • How to create conditions for successful change in the brain and body
  • Keys for embedding a culture of learning in an organization
  • How cultural patterns of behavior and belief frequently impact perceptions, cognition, and actions
  • Senior-level leaders who want to gain a deeper understanding of how the brain works and apply that knowledge in the workplace for greater impact
  • Executives working in large, complex organizations with diverse markets who seek new ways to influence and mobilize people and drive organization-wide change
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Leading Innovative Organization

Learn groundbreaking methods that will enable you to develop effective strategies against changing markets, technologies, and consumer demand with implementation!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

This program is designed to help spark the breakthrough ideas business leaders need to create successful competitive products for the future. Drawing on the latest MIT Sloan research, Building, Leading, and Sustaining the Innovative Organization offers a set of strategies for growing companies in the face of changing markets, technologies, and consumer demand. The course explores the elements of innovation and outlines the steps needed to implement and manage a culture of innovation. Structured around a four-part framework developed at MIT for leading and organizing breakthrough innovation, the program helps you understand how to develop sources of information about current and new technologies and consumer needs. You’ll also learn how to generate innovative ideas for new products and services, as well as how to choose projects and implement ideas with the highest likelihood of success.

As a participant, you will learn how to:

  • Acquire the right mix of people and skills to generate innovative ideas efficiently
  • Develop the processes required to support these people
  • Build cultures that encourage innovative behaviors
  • Decide which ideas are right for investment and which new business opportunities are worth pursuing
  • Senior corporate and technical executives
  • CIOs and chief technologists
  • Executive vice presidents
  • Vice presidents of marketing, new product development, R&D, human resources, and new business development
  • Corporate strategists and planners
  • Other executives with leadership responsibility
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Closing The Gap Between Strategy and Execution

To manage risk and implement strategies, learn the right tools, and understand the interaction between them!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

This program is designed to help global executives close the gap between strategic intent and results by introducing a systematic framework that identifies their role in execution, while offering data-driven insights and hands-on tools they can use to drive execution in an organization. Leaders often focus on specific tools to manage risk and drive strategy execution without understanding how these tools interact with one another. The course will explain how to reframe execution to avoid common mistakes and focus on the actions most likely to bring measurable results. As a participant, you will learn how to effectively structure and guide discussions that are critical to implementation. The curriculum introduces a systemic view of strategy execution based on over a decade of research that has been field-tested in dozens of corporations around the world.

You will leave with:

  • A comprehensive model of strategy execution
  • Data-based insights from a state-of-the-art survey that will pinpoint concrete opportunities to improve your organization’s execution capacity
  • Best practices from some of the most effective organizations in the world
  • A structured tool for developing a strategy for execution that is easy to communicate and translate into action
  • Simple rules to embed strategic guidance into key activities while retaining the flexibility to seize unexpected opportunities
  • A series of worksheets to help translate insights from the course into concrete actions that can be applied in the workplace
  • A framework to identify and manage interdependencies among different parts of your organization
  • Guidance on how to retain the agility to execute a strategy in volatile markets

This program requires an application process, and enrollment is limited. To be admitted, you must:

  • Currently serve as a CEO, MD, or member of an executive team running a significantly large company or division within a larger organization
  • Have a large scope of responsibility, including managing teams across multiple units or departments.
  • Serve as a chief strategy officer with enterprise or substantial business unit responsibilities
  • Be a project manager with responsibility for overseeing large projects
  • Agree to identify at least 30 of your colleagues who will complete a survey of your organization’s execution capacity
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Strategies for Talent Analytics

Understand how you can use data-based approaches and methods to improve your decisions about people!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

This program explores strategies that can be used to successfully design and implement a data-driven approach to improving people-related decisions in an organization. Faculty draw on the latest practices and research to illustrate how leading companies are using these techniques to attract and retain top talent, and to analyze data about their employees that will make their organizations, as well as their employees, more successful. The program also examines how emerging analytical approaches applied to human resource management can be used to advance business objectives. You will gain a deeper understanding of how and when people analytics can be applied to improve critical issues such as recruiting and hiring, performance evaluation, promotion and training, compensation, and organizational change. In addition, you will learn how and when big data can be used to make key employee decisions so you can position yourself as a strategic partner in your company’s talent management.

As a participant of this program you will:

  • Become familiar with the most relevant topics general managers face concerning the management of people
  • Learn a set of frameworks and theoretical models to help make key employee decisions
  • Be exposed to cutting-edge techniques used by companies to analyze data to make their organizations and employees more successful
  • Understand how to apply big data analytics to identify, evaluate, and resolve a variety of workforce challenges and issues
  • Learn how to interpret and present the results of your analyses to make strategic people-related decisions
  • General managers and staff executives responsible for hiring and managing talent
  • Directors of organizational development and corporate strategy
  • Human resources directors and managers
  • Vice presidents of operations
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Managing Technical Professionals

Develop basic insights on how to attract technical staff to your organization, how to keep them, and how to ensure sustainable performance!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

Goals, incentives, and management challenges for technical professionals often differ from those of other employees. Drawing on the wealth of research and industry experience of faculty and leading practitioners, Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations provides key insights on how to retain technical staff, integrate technical professionals into an organization, and build more successful project teams. You will explore how to address critical issues between staff professionals and project teams, work effectively with independent spirits, and develop reward and incentive systems that are motivating and sustainable. The course focuses on issues critical to the effective management of technical professionals and cross-functional teams, exploring proven, practical, and innovative strategies for maximizing the contribution of an organization’s technical resources.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • Managing risk taking and uncertainty in technical projects
  • Managing, motivating, and developing effective reward and incentive systems for technical professionals
  • Managing and leading creative individual contributors, as well as maximizing the technical productivity and vitality of teams
  • Leading and managing more effectively across organizational structures
  • Leading system change within established corporate cultures
  • Transferring technology and information flows between and within organizations
  • Organizing for innovative product development
  • Managing the tensions among development efforts and cost/schedule pressures
  • Executives who manage technical professionals
  • CIOs, chief technologists
  • Vice presidents of engineering and manufacturing
  • Directors of R&D and engineering
  • Corporate strategists and head scientists
  • Product development and project managers
  • Systems information managers
  • Experienced individual contributors and staff professionals
  • Other key members of technical leadership and management
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Maximizing Your Personal Productivity

Discover new approaches to improve efficiency, prioritize goals, and distribute time to help you manage your career and team!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

Even the most successful individuals are looking for new and better ways to get more accomplished while maintaining or increasing their quality of life. Maximizing Your Personal Productivity will help you get more done in fewer hours—and put more free time back in your day. The program offers practical suggestions for improving productivity, prioritizing goals, and allocating your time, including digital techniques to help manage your career and your team. Presented through a series of case studies, practical exercises, surveys, and background readings, the course encourages selfevaluation of your work habits and provides ample opportunities for learning through doing.

This program will increase your personal productivity by helping you to:

  • Complete high-priority projects efficiently through early focus on the final product
  • Develop techniques for moving quickly through low priority tasks such as emails
  • Hold shorter and more productive meetings with clear agendas and outcomes
  • Manage your boss by communicating regularly and adopting complementary styles
  • Read with more speed and comprehension by focusing on what is most important
  • Write more effectively by using outlines, the active voice, and strong connectors
  • Mid- to senior-level managers with significant managerial responsibility and extensive work experience
  • Executives seeking to advance and expand their leadership role within an organization
  • Experienced managers from startups, established global companies, government, and not-for-profit organizations
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Neuroscience for Leadership

Discover how the latest neuroscience concepts and techniques can help you motivate your employees, bring innovation to life and boost business success!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

Neuroscience for Leadership provides hands-on application of concepts and techniques deriving from brain research and psychology that can improve your individual leadership performance, as well as that of your team and organization. The program will examine a number of issues, including the power of neuroplasticity in unleashing your brain agility and resilience, how to vision the future through storytelling, and how to create the conditions for success in your organization by leading teams and shifting the culture from fear to trust. As a participant, you will be offered brain-friendly catering, guided meditation, optional yoga, and a confidential brain profiler report.

Through lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises, the program will empower you to:

  • Raise your awareness of existing leadership behavioral patterns
  • Focus attention on behaviors and actions promoting resilience
  • Harness neuroscience to embed sustainable behavior change through plasticity of brain connections and pathways through deliberate practice
  • Implement measures that hold you accountable and pre-empt barriers to leading sustainable performance
  • Senior-level leaders who want to gain deeper understanding of their leadership behaviors and gain a competitive edge by understanding how the brain works
  • Those who lead people who are technically strong, motivated, and intelligent
  • Those working in large complex organizations with diverse markets, who are interested in learning more about their own mental processes, how to change, and how to set up the context to improve development.
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The Innovator’s DNA

Gain insight into the behavior of innovative leaders who have made extraordinary changes, acquire the skills needed for economic growth, from product/service development to new market creation!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

Where do innovative and revolutionary business ideas come from? This program helps executives learn to achieve breakthrough insights through self-assessment, catalytic questioning, deep observation, diverse networking, and rapid experimentation. Building on hundreds of interviews and more than 10,000 survey assessments, The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering Five Skills for Disruptive Innovation offers unique insights into the behaviors of extraordinary, and often disruptive, innovators. As a participant, you will learn about and practice important discovery skills that lead to new and disruptive innovations—ranging from product improvement to new market creation—to generate valuable, new economic growth. You will also engage in a personal diagnostic assessment to better understand your own innovation and execution-focused leadership skills.

This highly interactive program will help you to:

  • Gain deeper insight into your unique innovation skill strengths
  • Build questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting capabilities to surface new ideas and value-creating innovations
  • Practice questioning skills intensively through individual and group exercises
  • Apply skills to a real individual challenge
  • Evolve your existing corporate culture to better foster these five skills
  • Executives seeking to improve creative problem solving skills and deliver higher value-creating innovation at their organizations
  • CEOs, COOs, chief technologists
  • Presidents, executive vice presidents
  • Vice presidents of marketing and new venture development
  • Heads of R&D, engineering, manufacturing, and IS
  • Corporate planners and strategists
  • Other senior managers with leadership responsibility
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Transformation Your Leadership Strategy

Understand how to maximize team performance and develop the Trust Culture required for success in today’s fast-paced, dramatic change world!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

Today, when institutions are moving from a “command and control” model to a more participatory model, managers can no longer act with leadership strategies dominated by old ways of thinking. The “Trusting Leadership” model, developed by the Great Place to Work Institute, is the main pillar of this program, in order to maximize team performance and create the innovations required for success in today’s fast-paced, dramatic change world. The model in question enables you to transform your corporate culture through its components of Reliability, Respect, Equity, Pride, Team Spirit.

You will gain an understanding of how to:

  • Innovate and move quickly from generating ideas to executing and diffusing them throughout the organization
  • Unlock crucial information, expertise, and new ways of working together, wherever these qualities reside within or outside the company
  • Succeed in a competitive “flat world” of new organizational architectures; smart, orchestrated networks; and tiny firms that do not need huge capitalization to compete
  • Make your organization more agile, responsive, and creative
  • Senior general and technical executives whose organizations compete in an environment of rapidly changing markets, technologies, and cultures
  • CEOs, COOs
  • Presidents, executive vice presidents
  • Directors of R&D, engineering, manufacturing, and IS
  • Chief technologists
  • Corporate planners and strategists
  • Vice presidents of marketing and new venture development
  • Other senior managers with leadership responsibility
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Strategic Leadership

Learn how to identify opportunities and challenges, develop a viable action plan and create a strategy that will produce results!

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Happy Place to Work - Akademi
Happy Place to Work - Akademi

Why are some firms more competitive than others? In order to perform high-performance, a manager must be able to diagnose the reasons behind success and failure and take self-improvement steps resolutely. This training allows managers to learn how to identify opportunities and challenges, how to develop a viable action plan, how to create a strategy, and implement approaches to guide employees to success. In summary, this training aims to develop the strategic thinking skills of the participants and make this thinking process a natural habit for them.

As a participant, you will be able to learn the following:

  • Develop the skills of strategic thinking (identifying and evaluating a firm’s strategy).
  • Understand how to create an environment suitable for strategic practices – through corporate design and leadership.
  • Questioning and strengthening your skills to lead strategic change.
  • All top executives with leadership responsibility.
  • Senior executives who want to benefit from the intensive and inclusive training of Great Place to Work.
  • Leaders committed to leading change in the organizations they work for.
  • Leaders working in large or small companies, developing new products, services and markets, or initiating strategic or cultural changes in their institutions.

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