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Giving Senior Executives the Leading Edge

The life of senior executives was never easy; being responsible for the success of an organisation and the job of its members always involved a significant amount of responsibilities. But the business world of the 21st century has become considerably more competitive, intense and unpredictable, making the jobs and the lives of today’s senior executives extremely challenging.

And the question is: how do senior executives recharge? How do they take a step back to think about their objectives? To consider where they have been and where they would like to go next? To reflect on the leader they have become, and the effects they are having on themselves, on their professional ecosystem and on their family? To decide on the leader they would like to become, the purpose they want to pursue and the legacy they want to develop? To identify the strengths they can leverage and the hurdles they may have to overcome in order to get closer to this 'better version of themselves'?

We created the LEAP: Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice programme to give senior executives an opportunity to work on these questions. We then gave it a unique design to ensure that the LEAP journey not only adds knowledge but also increases executives' capabilities. LEAP participants leave the programme with new ideas, of course, but more importantly the programme's nine-month journey gives them an opportunity to embed their new insights into their professional and private lives.

How you benefit

  • Improve your understanding of your leadership style, its roots and its effects on yourself and others.
  • Reflect on your priorities – current and future – and on the professional and personal legacy you want to build.
  • Close the knowing-doing gap and really develop new capabilities through the selection of key areas for development and regular feedback and practice.
  • Become a more reflective leader and increase your ability to continue to develop in coming years.

Participant profile

LEAP participants are senior executives who are operating at or near the top of their organisations. They include: CEOs, managing directors or executive vice-presidents of large and medium-size corporations; senior partners in professional firms; senior executives in not-for-profit or public organisations; entrepreneurs; owners of large family businesses; and board members of any such organisations.

Alumni status

On leaving LEAP, you become a full member of the INSEAD alumni community, which is open only to graduates of our world-famous MBA and other degree programmes, as well as selected former Executive Education participants.

This elite worldwide network consists of over 53,000 alumni in around 172 countries, many with very active National Alumni Associations. As part of the alumni community, you benefit from lifelong networking and professional development opportunities, including regional events, refresher programmes and reduced rates for all Executive Education.


This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.

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