Building a High Performance Organization – Lessons from MIT and Other Global Thought Leaders

Date(s) - 26/07/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Emeritus – AmCham Vietnam – Halperin

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If you want to silence a room of executives, try this small trick. Ask them, “Why would anyone want to be led by you?” Without fail, the question strikes fear in the hearts of most executives.

Executives need to know and sense what it takes to lead effectively – they must find ways to engage people and rouse their commitment to company goals. But most simply don’t know how – at a time when all organizations needs leaders at every level.


In this 2-hours session, we will:

  • . Consider the three key questions leaders must answer so their organizations can really win in the marketplace
  • . Explore the case of two leaders who brought very different styles to their pursuit of important goals. What was it about one’s approach that enabled success while another’s mission ended in failure?
  • . Challenge and assess the ability of leaders to create shared understanding and common meaning through effective communication
  • . Role play and evaluate the factors that increase and decrease leaders’ influence and effectiveness
  • . Help executives and professionals apply the cases and concepts presented to build high commitment, high performance organizations

The session will incorporate a mix of high energy, interactive approaches to learning:

  • . Case studies: Hold a mirror up to your own situation. Analyze, advocate, and decide. What would you have done if you were in charge? Is the approach taken in the case applicable to you, your business, your industry?  Why or why not?
  • . Frameworks and models: A “set of glasses” through which to view your own strategic and change leadership challenges
  • . Action learning/application exercises: An opportunity to apply the frameworks and cases to your situation


1:30 pm
2:00 pm Welcome Remarks, Introduction
2:05 pm Presentation, followed by Q&A
4:30 pm Event ends


AmCham Members: vnd 550,000| Non-members: vnd 700,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.


Bob Halperin

Bob Halperin is an experienced and accomplished educator, facilitator, and designer of learning experiences for large and small groups. Bob is Chairman of the Academic Board of the Emeritus Institute of Management and a Research Affiliate (and former Executive Director) of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

He has taught previously at Wharton Executive Education, and in the MIT Sloan School’s Innovation Program, and has served as a facilitator in multiple Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and in other corporate and non-profit settings. Bob has presented on leadership development and organizational change topics to executive and academic audiences in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and has been highly rated by undergraduates, MBA students, and executives.

In addition to teaching and facilitation, Bob’s other areas of expertise include needs assessment, program architecture and development, design and management of action learning projects and web-based classes, and program evaluation and assessment. Bob brings to this work two decades of executive education, consulting and senior management experience including leadership roles at four premier educational institutions: Young Presidents Organization (Chief Education Officer), Harvard Business School (Managing Director/Senior Vice President), Babson College (Associate Dean), and MIT Sloan School of Management (Executive Director of Executive Education).

Bob has designed, developed, and managed educational programs for some of the world’s leading corporations, professional associations, and non-profit organizations, including HBS’s largest ever, off-campus program for a global financial services company, and the school’s largest single on-campus program for Habitat for Humanity. His portfolio of work ranges from one-hour global conference calls to year-long degree- granting programs, and from open-enrolment and custom offerings to multi-company research and educational consortia.

Bob received his MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2002 he was chosen as an Eisenhower Fellow, and participated with a small group of other mid-career American leaders in an intensive program of international idea exchange. Bob’s fellowship topics – best practices in executive development, the role of technology in management education, and enhanced models for industry-university cooperation – remain central interests for him today.


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