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Leading and Managing Globally

Lead effectively within a matrixed global organization

Leading and Managing Globally, a 6-week executive development program, teaches you how to use informal authority to create alignment and change and to lead effectively within a matrixed global organization.

Executives acquire the global mindset and competencies needed to bridge cultural divides, recognize more deeply the sources of organizational power and information flow, and overcome barriers to change.

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About the Program

Key Takeaways

  • Identify sources of informal power and leverage your network of relationships to influence those sources
  • Improve management of global virtual teams across cultural, language, and time differences
  • Overcome resistance to change and achieve team integration and alignment within complex matrixed structures
  • Manage interdependence between organizational units and foster knowledge flows across company silos

Program Structure

  • 6-week duration, 30 hours to complete requirements
  • 10 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, office hours and group learning
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final Deliverable, which integrates weekly activities
  • Optional Issue Forums with leading faculty

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for leaders who want to improve their ability to work in and manage global teams. 

  • Senior leaders
  • Mid-level and team leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

Program Certification

After successfully finishing Leading and Managing Globally, participants will receive a dual Certificate of Participation from Yale School of Management and IMD Business School.

Faculty & Practitioners

James Baron
James Baron

William S. Beinecke Professor of Management

Areas of Expertise: Careers, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Labor Issues, Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Design, Social Enterprise, Social Networks, Startups, Strategy, Women in Leadership, Workplace Issues

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Professor Baron’s research interests include human resources; organizational design and behavior; social stratification and inequality; work, labor markets, and careers; economic sociology; and entrepreneurial companies. Before coming to SOM in 2006, he taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business from 1982-2006. At Stanford, he taught the MBA core course, Human Resource Management. He was co-director of the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies (SPEC), a large-scale longitudinal study of the organizational design, human resource management practices, and financial and non-financial performance measures of entrepreneurial firms in Silicon Valley. Papers based on the project appeared in leading disciplinary journals, and an overview of the project in California Management Review won the 2003 Accenture Award for making “the most important contribution to improving the practice of management.”

He is the author, with Stanford economist David M. Kreps, of a textbook, Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). Baron is also a regular contributor to leading sociology and organization journals, such as the American Sociological Review and Administrative Science Quarterly. His research has also been published in influential journals in economics and social psychology.

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Martha Maznevski
Martha Maznevski

Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director for Executive Education, Ivey Business School

Areas of Expertise: Culture and Identity, Empowering Individual Differences, Global Leadership, Global Teams

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Professor Maznevski is a recognized thought leader on global leadership. She authored a popular textbook on international management and is a consultant and advisor to leading public and private institutions including Skanska, Adecco, and Maersk. Martha Maznevski co-developed the Cultural Perspectives Questionnaire, an instrument that measures individuals’ cultural orientations and is widely used as a diagnostic tool in global teams and organizations. Martha Maznevski is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education at Ivey. She is an expert in global teams, global leadership, culture and identity, and empowering individual differences. She has published widely on these topics in academic and management arenas and also works closely with leaders and their companies around the world on innovative approaches to leadership at all levels in today’s highly complex global environment.

Dr. Maznevski completed her PhD at Ivey with research on multicultural teams and has expanded that research stream throughout her career. She publishes the popular textbook International Management Behavior, now in its 7th edition, with Ivey professors emeriti H. Lane and J. DiStefano. Her research has been published in leading journals including Journal of International Business Studies and Strategic Management Journal. Her current research unlocks the performance dynamics of lateral teams – teams that coordinate across multi-unit organizations such as global key account teams or matrixed product or function groups. 

Prior to joining Ivey as a Professor, Dr. Maznevski served fifteen years as Professor at IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland. She developed, directed, and taught in open and custom executive education programs for senior leaders, including CEOs, from a wide range of industries and in countries around the world. She also directed IMD’s globally top-ranked MBA program. Prior to IMD, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia. She has served as a consultant and advisor to public and private organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia on challenges and opportunities of managing people globally, and she works frequently with global humanitarian and conservation NGOs.

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Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies; Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management; Founder and CEO of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute

Areas of Expertise: CEOs, Corporate Governance, Ethics, Leadership, Workplace Issues

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Jeffrey Sonnenfeld served as full tenured professor at Emory's Goizueta Business School for a decade and a professor at the Harvard Business School for a decade, and is currently the senior associate dean of leadership programs as well as the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, as well as founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute focused on CEO leadership and corporate governance.

Professor Sonnenfeld's related research has been published in 100 scholarly articles which appeared in the leading academic journals in management such as Administrative Sciences Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Social Forces, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management. He has also authored eight books, including The Hero's Farewell, an award-winning study of CEO succession, and another best seller, Firing Back, a study on leadership resilience in the face of adversity.

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Registration Information

Program Details

Dates: Forthcoming.

The program is delivered digitally in collaboration with our online program collaborator, ExecOnline. Register with ExecOnline to enroll in the program and begin your studies.

Have questions about the program? Contact, Lisa Hamm Kammert, Yale Executive Education’s Senior Director of Learning Partnerships.

Program Fee Assistance

A program fee reduction of 15% is available for those from nonprofits, small groups of 3+, and those who have previously participated in a Yale Executive Education program with Yale SOM, ExecOnline, or 2U/GetSmarter.

This program does not qualify for veteran financial aid or veterans benefits at this time.

Program Collaborator

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Established in 2012, ExecOnline’s mission is to connect all leaders to their future potential. ExecOnline partners with top business schools to create an online leadership development solution that solves critical business challenges and delivers measurable business and financial impact. Read more about ExecOnline.