ESEM Leadership Certification Track
Leading People and Teams

Leading People and Teams

Be your best self leading others, as you bring out their best selves.

Key benefits

  1. Construct a team through developmental stages
  2. Identify and apply the proper leadership style for different teams and tasks
  3. Share and build common goals
  4. Understand and leverage the power of feedback
  5. Compose a performance review
  6. Assess and deploy various strategies for dealing with difficult conversations

Programme overview

Being a great individual contributor is not a guarantee that someone will be a great people leader. As much as 60% of new people managers fail in their roles in the first 24 months because they have not been properly prepared for the change. Research finds that every other employee has left or is considering leaving the job because of a bad manager — what is the situation with you? What does it take to beat the statistics and have the top performing, effective and loyal team? Improve your capabilities, arm yourself with new skills, and bravely undergo a transformation towards being a great people leader. Learn from exceptional professors and professionals, benefit from individual support of your programme mentor, and leverage the exchange with your peers from different industries — become a participant in our Leading People and Teams programme.

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A novel, personalised and continuous learning path.

Learning journey


Leading and Managing Teams

  • Building and managing teams
  • Leadership Styles
  • Capitalising on the uniqueness of people
  • Effective delegation
  • Conducting productive meetings

Talent Management

  • Human capital
  • Coaching and inspiring people
  • Giving, taking, asking for feedback
  • Performance management
  • Conducting performance reviews
  • Incentives and motivation

Managing Conflict

  • Conflict management
  • Dealing with difficult conversations
  • Dealing with intolerable bosses

Who it is for

  • Anyone dealing with people on a regular basis
  • Anyone directly or indirectly interacting and leading teams
  • Aspiring managers and leaders who assume increased people leadership responsibilities
  • Experienced people managers and leaders ready to challenge their own existing leadership practices and improve leadership skills
  • Business owners transitioning to larger scale and expanding teams

Unique ESEM learning experience

The ESEM method guides you from academic knowledge to practical implementation, by combining three fundamental stages of learning:

  • Hybrid pre-work and pre-reading
  • Dynamic in class activities
  • Practical real-life project work.

On this learning path, you are supported by dedicated personal mentoring and by world-class professors and business experts. You will be able to implement your learnings by actively working with your class peers in a dynamic setting and in small group discussions and finally implementing the knowledge in a real-life project, designed to have maximum impact for you and your organisation.

Admissions & Fees

The selection process is designed to identify talented professionals from a wide range of academic and business backgrounds.

For entry in the programme you should:

  • Have minimum 4 years of people leadership experience
  • Good competency in English
  • Hold a university degree



The fee for the first cohorts is 2.500 EUR + VAT

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What next?

You are three courses away from obtaining your ESEM Leadership Certificate, an unparalleled opportunity to earn validation of your mastering all the competencies and tasks of the most comprehensive leadership programme in the region, regarded by companies and institutions.

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You can also directly benefit by completing courses which are part of the Executive MBA and collect credits towards the ESEM Executive MBA certificate

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