Harvard Business Schools Boris Groysberg Presents:
Aligning strategy and leadership development to drive organisational performance


Driving organisational performance
Drawing on Professor Groysberg’s experience teaching Harvard Business School’s executive education program “Leading Professional Services Firms”, this executive forum is designed to teach leadership and management practices that impact organisational effectiveness in professional service firms. It is a unique opportunity for leadership teams to come together to explore the topics crucial for driving high performance and enhancing the capability of executive teams.

Professor Boris Groysberg will lead discussion using the HBS case method, an innovative teaching model critiquing actual case studies from top professional service firms around the globe for world-class best practice, combining interactive lecture, video, and small group discussions.

    Program outcomes
  • Discover world class benchmarking tools, concepts, and principles
  • Understand how leadership and management systems can support strategy
  • Learn tools and techniques to improve organisational execution and performance
  • Compare and contrast different leadership practices in leading professional service firms
  • Understand how organisations deal with the challenges of strategy implementation, leadership and people management, and application of those lessons to the professional service organisation
  • Discuss how to align vision, strategy, leadership and people management
  • Learn how to create a leadership system that supports ongoing operational execution
  • Apply key concepts to your own issues, and share new thinking with others
Who should attend?

This executive forum is designed for senior and aspiring leaders from professional service firms, including but not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Engineering
  • Consulting
  • Architecture
  • Surveying
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Financial Planning
  • Actuary
  • Investment

Attend to learn:

  • Enhance executive leadership capability through world class benchmarking tools & concepts
  • Gain a clear plan to improve organisational execution & performance
  • Learn how to navigate the challenges of strategy implementation & people management
  • Tailored case studies and leadership strategy specifically designed for professional service firms

Key Speakers

Boris Groysberg
Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School


What People Are Saying

  • “I’ve brought my leadership team here from around Australia to focus on diversity and inclusion. What I like about Boris’ style is he’s fast moving and he’s very very knowledgable and he includes everybody. My biggest takeaway today has been how to manage stars within the organisation.”

    Jamie O’Rourke
    National Chairman, RSM Australia
  • “Boris Groysberg is a phenomenal resource, as a world leader in helping CEOs and their management teams develop plans to build great companies of the future. Boris has been instrumental in giving me insights into my management style and how best to engage my team to truly deliver our competitive advantage to the market. The benchmarking tools he uses are world class and enable you to compare your organisation against other companies around the world. Most importantly the knowledge he imparts gives you a clear plan on how to organise your team, build your culture and create alignment within your entire organisation. My time with Boris each year genuinely challenges me to improve my management style, pushes me to engage better with my management team and ultimately maximise our collective output.”

    Scott Penn
    Chairman, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  • “Boris was at his inspiring and energetic best, leading us through best practice in talent, culture and building great companies.”

    Andrew Baxter
    Former Chairman, Publicis Communications Australia & New Zealand
  • “Boris used a combination of research, experience and humour to engage the audience and facilitate discussion. The seminar provided very valuable case studies and insights into how firms hire, engage, develop, retain, and communicate with talented, high potential employees.”

    Elise Alisson
    People and Culture Strategic Business Partner, TechnologyOne
  • “Time with Boris is an excellent investment of time & money. Last year a group of MYOB executives attended a one-day seminar with Boris and the impact was immediate. Boris is a real, global thought leader. At the cutting edge of what makes an organisation tick and how progressive, leading companies are crossing new boundaries, you will leave time with Boris with a clear sense of how to lift the performance of your company.”

    Tim Reed
    Chief Executive Officer, MYOB


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