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Leadership development: Professional growth

During their careers, many senior executives choose to enroll in a leadership course to improve their ability to motivate and manage teams. During your Executive MBA, you’ll complete not one, but four intensive leadership training courses, each aimed at refining a leadership competency critical for success in global business. 

Year 1: The self

The focus of your first year is better understanding yourself as a leader and creating a foundation which you’ll put into practice and build upon throughout the program. You’ll experience dynamic and practical courses that will enhance your personal impact.

  • Leading for Personal Impact
  • Leading Globally

Year 2: Innovation and change

The second year will address the critical leadership challenges of innovation and change. You will learn to tackle the most difficult, distinguishing, and rewarding tasks of leadership through integrative activities and hands-on experiences.

  • Leading for Change
  • Leading for Innovation

The Hult model

During your Executive MBA, you’ll complete not one, but four intensive leadership training courses, each aimed at honing a particular competency: 

  • Setting direction
  • Managing performance 
  • Developing people 
  • Building and directing teams .

The method

In an initial immersion session, we introduce you to the key concepts of leadership and assess your individual strengths and weaknesses. Each year, you’ll also undergo a continuous process of practice and mentorship. Critical to this process is constant feedback and support from fellow students and Professional Leadership Development Coaches, who are members of Hult’s faculty who specialize in leadership development, advising, and consulting, and who train some of the world’s top executives in leadership skills.

The results

We begin charting each student’s progress from the first week, and by graduation, the results are very impressive—over 85% of our students show a significant improvement in their leadership skills.

I came away from the first of our Leadership Immersion courses with a feeling of sheer exhaustion, but also an immense sense of pride in what had been achieved. It amazed me how much we had learned over a 4-day weekend, not only from the theory but also the Hult approach to leadership. This really set the standard for the rest of the EMBA program.

Dr. Toby Shepherd

Head of EMEA Regional Medical Affairs
Pfizer Consumer Health
EMBA Class of 2018

EMBA students in Ashridge gardens
EMBA students in Ashridge gardens

Key leadership competencies

Sets direction

  • Thinks strategically 
  • Communicates an exciting vision 
  • Develops innovative solutions 
  • Aligns people and processes to the goal

Manages performance

  • Communicates clear priorities and goals 
  • Defines clear roles for everyone 
  • Delegates responsibilities effectively 
  • Holds others accountable for performance

Develops people

  • Demonstrates clear and consistent values 
  • Listens carefully and accepts input 
  • Coaches others to be successful 
  • Motivates others to take action

Builds and directs teams

  • Creates conducive atmosphere for performance 
  • Communicates openly and constructively 
  • Resolves conflicts effectively 
  • Supports a team with clear-cut decisions

Profile: A Hult leadership coach

Melanie Eusebe mentors students as a Leadership Coach for the LEAD program at Hult London.

Melanie relishes sharing the knowledge she has gained as an independent management consultant and team leader for global companies such as IBM and Ernst &Young— especially in the areas of brand management, organizational development, and operational strategies. Melanie feels particularly passionate about inspiring a new generation of exceptional business leaders through role modeling, which led her to found the Black British Business Awards in 2012.

I love working with Hult students one-on-one to help them discover their potential as leaders. This usually means going beyond the usual stereotypes of power to identify your true sources of inspiration.

Professor Melanie Eusebe
Melanie Eusebe

Chair of Black Business Awards, Leadership Coach at Hult London