Participants increase their economic value by managing complexity and people.
Alumni are valuable to their employer when they:
—Solve complex organizational problems. These problems have no obvious answer and contain “unknown unknowns.” Solving them drives organizational progress and unlocks financial value. They advance to senior-executive levels based on their ability to solve these types of problems.
—Lead large teams. The argument for managers who successfully lead large teams is straightforward. By harnessing the potential of groups, they make themselves more powerful and valuable. But leading requires more than “soft skills.” Crucially, leaders must master multidisciplinary problem-solving skills.