Executive Education Participants

Leadership Agility

This two-day course equips participants to lead through complexity and change by embracing the concepts of leadership agility.

Program Details

In Person: Minneapolis, MN

About the Program

Today’s leaders are asked to accomplish more, faster, with fewer resources. Those who are able to rise to this challenge can help their organizations gain and retain competitive advantage as they embrace the concepts of leadership agility. Leaders who are reluctant to demonstrate leadership agility often find their careers derailed, unable to reach their full potential and delivering less value to their organizations than they might have otherwise. This two-day course is taught by Miquel Lladó, Senior Lecturer at the IESE Business School, former CEO of Sara Lee Bakery Europe-Bimbo Bread, and former VP of PepsiCo Foods Spain. Miquel draws on his extensive experience and management success to share the lessons of leadership agility. 


Experience & Results

Utilizing the Leadership Agility Compass framework, developed by Bill Joiner & Stephen Josephs, Miquel leads course participants through the four types of agility: context-setting, stakeholder, self-leadership, and creative. All four concepts will be fully explored so that participants can internalize and then actively implement the techniques when they return to the office. This practical, actionable, and interactive course includes case study discussion, reflection exercises, small group work, and individual action plan development. Participants will return to their roles with renewed energy and be more equipped to lead effectively through complexity and change.

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Program Contact
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  • Sr. Managers
  • Directors
  • VPs

Key Benefits

  • Understand the fundamentals of leadership agility and how to apply them
  • Develop the capacity to lead complexity and change more effectively
  • Discover the importance of self-leadership as the first step to effectively leading others as well as the business
  • Learn how to gain perspective and how to utilize it to enhance effectiveness and efficiency
  • Enhance your ability to identify and empathize with key stakeholders who are critical to success, including: investors, shareholders, customers, team, suppliers, communities, governments, etc.
  • Discover how to become more creative and use curiosity to improve business models
  • Learn how to identify and eliminate pain points and bottlenecks
  • Understand how taking the time to reflect can lead to better outcomes and counteract executives’ natural tendencies to immediately take action
  • Enhance your ability to identify and nurture talent in others
“Leadership agility is the master competency needed for sustained success in today’s turbulent economy.” 
– Bill Joiner & Stephen Josephs


Day 1
Context and Stakeholders Agility

The Rise and Fall of Blackberry Case Study
The Cynthia Caroll at Anglo American Case Study

Personal Action Plans and Reflection
Day 2
Creative and Self-Leadership Agility

Amazon Go: Venturing Into Traditional Retail Case Study
Novartis, Leading a Global Enterprise Case Study

Personal Action Plans and Reflection


Miquel Lladó
Carlson Executive Educators Network

Miquel Lladó is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management at IESE Business School, University of Navarra. He holds an Advanced Degree in Economics and Business from the University of Barcelona.

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