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Executive Education 
Programs for Individuals

Pragmatic, relevant management seminars about specific management topics or multi-part executive education programs. For executives, managers, practioners and high potentials.

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Young Leader Program

A lot is asked of employees who are being groomed to soon assume a leadership role and take on important management tasks. If this sounds like you, then this program is just the ticket. It makes sure you fulfill the expectations placed in you for contributing to company success, and it will make sure you realize your own potential as a leader. To become a leader at your company, you’ll need solid skills in leadership and management. This concise 11-day program will support you in developing these skills.




Part 1

12.06.2018 - 15.06.2018

Hamburg, Germany

Part 2

20.08.2018 - 20.08.2018

Hamburg, Germany

Part 3

29.08.2018 - 31.08.2018

Zurich, Switzerland

Euro 7'200.-/ CHF 7'900.- /US$ 8'600.-




Part 1

21.08.2018 - 24.08.2018

Berlin, Germany

Part 2

29.10.2018 - 01.11.2018

Berlin, Germany

Part 3

03.12.2018 - 05.12.2018

Frankfurt-Oberursel, Germany

Euro 7'200.-/ CHF 7'900.- /US$ 8'600.-

Sessions & Fees

Sessions & Fees



Today’s successful companies have expanded their insight in staff development, young employee support and career planning to actively promote junior employees. As a result, young managers and staff are often given the responsibility for important tasks, projects and management functions. This of course means that young staff faces new challenges when it comes to their management expertise, but also their management conduct and self-management skills.

At the same time expectations have also changed. It’s no longer enough to wait until something is mandated, but companies expect young staff – thanks to their holistic understanding of management – to have ideas of their own and to provide new impetus, to develop their own initiatives, to work-up projects and apply for approval from upper management and to implement them.

They expect this of you because all these things are requirements for a positive development of your career and for further exciting tasks. A good boss with high leadership expertise develops and supports their employees. They know that encouraging young staff and discovering new talent, is one of the noblest tasks a boss can do. And a boss today is increasingly judged by how well he or she is able to form young, talented employees into high potentials and young leaders. The way from a specialist and young staff to a management position is not without its dangers, of course. You leave your comfort zone and are suddenly in the middle of things all by yourself. This makes you more transparent, vulnerable and you stand between employees, colleagues and management. You create an image of yourself as leader within your company. The Boston Business School can accompany you here and with its Young Leader Program you’ll be taking a major step in the right direction. This program will prepare for a future career as an inventive, committed and effective manager.




  • Part 1 Personality, Presence and Performance (3 days)
  • Part 2 Leadership Competence (4 days)
  • Part 3 Management Expertise (4 days)

The order of the three parts above can vary. An individual combination of the three parts is also possible.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

This practical-oriented program will form the cornerstone of your successful management career. Among other things you will:

  • learn self-management skills to successfully handle tasks and achieve objectives
  • learn what the tools and methods of team and employee leadership are and how to use them
  • learn the basis for a convincing management behavior, and to develop your own personal management style
  • strengthen your personal and social skills
  • learn how to motivate other people, strengthen your own team competence and skills in handling conflict
  • improve your collaborative and communications skills
  • learn how to represent yourself and your company convincingly
  • learn how to bring your personal goals in line with company goals
  • get a holistic look at the most important topics of corporate management
  • learn how to use your knowledge of strategy, a businessn sense and pragmatic solutions to impress

Who should attend

Who should attend
  • Young executives, specialists and project managers at 28 to 42 years of age who need to prepare for a professional challenge that requires a holistic leadership and management perspective
  • Employees with jobs in any area of business, who in the future are supposed to lead more and implement less, and who will need to develop skills to carry out business activities
  • Future leaders who has been promoted by their boss and will be taking on higher functions soon
  • Young management and practitioners who want to optimize their personal effectiveness and better contribute to the overall performance of the company they work for

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Part 1 – Personality, Presence and Performance

Self-Management –Leading Yourself

  • Self-awareness, assuming personal responsibility and clarity as basis for a successful manager
  • Developing your own way of working, self-organization and using your own personal resources
  • Approaches for effective time management, avoiding stress factors and “time thieves”
  • Self-management in practice – how do I manage myself?

Improving How Effective You Are

  • Setting the right priorities and realistic goals
  • Making sure company objectives are the same as your ownn objectives
  • The right way to delegate
  • Thinking and working in a constructive manner
  • Improving my own decision-making behavior
  • How to handle conflicts more effectively
  • Strengthening my ability to avoid stress

Personality and its Effect

  • Knowing the different facets of your personality
  • How do you perceive yourself and others?
  • Communication, body-language and authenticity in discussions and group situations
  • Being more assertive

Part 2 – Leadership and People Skills

The Basics of Effective Leadership

  • Alternative management styles, situational management skills
  • Psychological awareness

Skills and Performance

  • The main skills a manager needs
  • How skills can be implemented into tangible results
  • Establishing a healthy work-life balance

Motivation and Commitment

  • Motivating yourself and others
  • Convincing team members of your own ideas

Working towards Common Goals

  • Organizing employees to achieve common goals
  • Management according to agreed-upon objectives

Methods of Management

  • Tools for managing employees
  • Mastering difficult management situations

Team-Building, Team Management

  • How to put together a top-performing team
  • How to skillfully manage your team

Part 3 – Management Competence with a Focus on Results

Strategic Management and the Business Model

  • Understanding the corporate environment
  • Strategic objectives and direction as guidelines
  • The importance of a business model
  • Being able to understand strategic concepts
  • The strategic management toolbox

Market and Customer Management

  • The market as benchmark
  • Customer segments and customer benefits
  • Demand as the basis for value-creation
  • The prerequisites for market success

Success in Implementation

  • How to be successful at implementation
  • Developing expertise in solving problems



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Additional Information

Program discription as PDF download

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Phone: +41 (0)43 499 40 20

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