Yale School of Management

Leading and Managing Globally


This program runs several times throughout the year. To request additional information or  enroll in the program:



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.

  • 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.

  • Participating Faculty

    James Baron

    William S. Beinecke Professor of Management

    Professor Baron is an award-winning expert on organizational design. Accenture recognized his work as the “most important contribution to improving the practice of Management” in 2003. 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. Professor Baron’s work has been published in influential economics and social psychology journals. He is the author of Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers.

    Martha Maznevski

    Professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management IMD Business School

    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.

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

    Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Programs

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is founder and president of Yale’s renowned Chief Executive Leadership Institute. He is one of the world’s 10 most influential business school professors according to Businessweek, and one of the 100 most influential figures in the corporate boardroom according to Directorship Magazine. Professor Sonnenfeld has authored either 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.