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Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy

Course Description

The IE Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy (EXMPLS) is a groundbreaking program designed for senior executives interested in achieving outstanding business results through transformational leadership. By gaining a deep understanding of the hard science in positive psychology and human behavior, participants learn how to optimize overall strategy, functional processes, and organizational design to achieve sustainable optimal performance in themselves and the people they lead.

Focused on strengths-based leadership, the master has impact at three levels: individuals, teams and the entire organization:

I. It will help leaders to identify their strengths, transform their personal work processes to be more effective in leading themselves and doing their own work. Consequently it will help participants to achieve a higher economic value for the organization and its different stakeholders;

II. It will help leaders as managers to identify strengths in their people and their teams, and to design roles, team dynamics, and business processes to make the most of their strengths – instead of managing constraints. This will open up new perspectives and will pave the way for innovation, producing high performing teams that are more creative, more efficient, and that produces outstanding results;

III. It will help leaders to design structures that foster positive communication within the organization, that create positive and effective business processes, and that guide a department, a division, the company towards a common winning objective.

The Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy will help you analyze, understand and leverage your personal strengths to enable you to become a more effective and natural leader. You will learn to understand and identify the positive core of your organization and develop a system for advancing by using the design principles of positive leadership.

Training Module I: Positive Self-Leadership

Training Module II: Positive Team & Organization

Training Module III: Positive Strategy

Training Module IV: Positive Functional Areas Design

Training Module V: Positive Advanced Managerial Practices

Participants will move beyond the trivial definition of positive as seeing things through rose-colored glasses to embellish reality – which is actually a risky or dangerous approach. In contrast, what they will gain goes beyond an emotional state; it is a positive psychological capability that will allow them to:

1. Have a clear idea of the right direction for their business and their life, thus facilitating wise strategic decision-making.

2. Elevate participants’ social connections, thereby heightening their leadership skills by becoming more perspicacious, caring and mindful of the social realities in their private and professional life.

3. Grow and align both the personal and professional resources at their disposal so as to organize them in a sustainable constructive way.

To initiate your admissions process for the Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy program, you will need to have:

- An average of 10+ years of professional experience, with a minimum of 3 years senior managerial experience.
- The application form completed in English.

During the admission process candidates will have to demonstrate:

- Strong professional history, a record of high achievement and a practical ambition to improve the state of business and organizations
- English language proficiency

A completed application to IE's Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy program consists of:

One-page curriculum vitae/résumé
2 recommendation letters
Copies of any supporting documents that you feel may contribute to your application (as applicable)
Copy of current passport
Passport-size digital photo
Application fee of €120

This amount can be paid by credit card, cash or bank transfer and is non-refundable.


Once the application form has been assessed, candidates may be called to interview, which may be done in person, by phone or by Skype, should you be unable to meet us in person.

The interview examines the data provided in the application in greater detail and determines whether the candidate's profile will stand him or her in good stead for the content and demands of the program.

Entry Requirements

See course description or website link for full details

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