Leadership Series


Mr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma

Ex-Deputy Managing Director, State Bank of India
Teaching Banking and Financial Services

At PHiMSR, you learn by doing. Each day, as you apply your learning, you accelerate your leadership capabilities. We call these capabilities PHiMSR Leadership Essentials. They are at the core of everything we do at PHiMSR and what truly differentiates our program.

FINALE-3-23Embrace Complexity: In the real world, problems don’t arrive in tidy boxes labelled marketing or finance. Our cases are written with real information – sometimes too much, sometimes too little – so you can learn how to uncover the critical details to make a sound decision.

Bias For Action: We emphasize action in all case discussions and always ask, “What would you do?” At PHiMSR, you’ll learn that uncertainty always exists and leaders are required to step up to the challenge and make tough decisions.

Communicate Persuasively: Contribution is a required component in all courses. You’ll learn how to present your ideas persuasively and defend them with confidence. Communicating in a way that’s convincing, yet diplomatic, is a core skill you develop at PHiMSR.

Maximize Team Potential: Leadership is about identifying people’s strengths, allocating tasks accordingly and keeping your team motivated to maximize performance. The ability to coach and inspire others is a critical skill and a strong focus at Ivey. Case preparation, reports and simulations are all structured around teamwork.

Manage Volume: Business demands that you have the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize conflicting demands and perform under intense workloads. In our rigorous Two-year program, you’ll face competing deadlines and learn to make the strategic trade-off s required to thrive in any fast-paced environment.


Mr. D. M. Katre, President

Reliance Industries Ltd.
Teaching General Management and Perspective Management at PHiMSR

When students graduate from PHiMSR, they face a world that expects them to demonstrate talent, knowledge, and a capacity for effective leadership. Developing this capacity requires practice. Traditional leadership curriculum often fails to challenge students in a way that compels them to reflect on their own personal leadership capacities, and to improve them. PHiMSR'S Initiative for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD) is designed to significantly increase the capacity of our students in a different way. Our approach involves rigorous application of personal experiential testing, analysis, and reflection that unfolds in multiple steps, including formal classes (both required and optional) and structured, on-going coaching opportunities.


Therefore, the “I” in I-LEAD doesn't just stand for “initiative.” We expect students to actually lead in our programs, so that students can confidently claim “I lead” after completing the curriculum. Among other leadership programming, I-LEAD hosts the Execuve Challenge, the innovative Leadership Labs that form an important component of the students' annual curriculum, and the highly selective and sought-after Management Development Program.

LEADERS have always faced the job of inspiring others while making important decisions with incomplete information. Today’s leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that have never been more dynamic or complex. Helping individuals effectively understand and manage these forces is a key responsibility of PHiMSR and its Leadership initiative.