IESE Madrid Campus Hosts Third Edition of High Potential Leadership Experience

On March 8th, 2024, IESE Master in Management Admissions welcomed 80 selected top-tier students from around the globe to partake in the Third Edition of the High Potential Leadership Experience on Madrid Campus. A transformative full-day event awaited attendees, promising to hone their leadership skills through immersive experiences and invaluable networking opportunities.

The cornerstone of this event was the use of the Case Methodology (the Harvard-style case discussion), a hallmark of IESE and the MiM program, facilitating profound insights into leadership and strategic decision-making. Participants assumed the roles of CEOs for one day, delving into real-world scenarios presented through engaging case studies, fostering an environment ripe for intellectual growth and collaborative learning as we do in the Master in Management Program.

Javier Guerra - MiM Admissions Director

Javier Guerra – MiM Admissions Director

The event’s agenda was punctuated by dynamic seminars led by distinguished faculty members. Prof. Miquel Lladó guided participants through the intricacies of “Strategy: Formulation and Implementation,” while Prof. Marta Elvira illuminated the potency of global professional networks. Cristina Ventura Serra provided a personal narrative, offering invaluable perspectives on navigating pivotal career junctures, and Prof. Isabel Villamor empowered attendees with tools for self-management and personal growth.

However, beyond the academic learnings, the true essence of the event lay in the connections forged and the camaraderie shared among attendees. Participants described their peers not merely as classmates but as future leaders, each possessing a blend of ambition and intellect that fueled collective inspiration and purpose.

Reflecting on the experience, attendees distilled their key takeaways for aspiring leaders:

  1. Be a Goal Bulldozer, But Flexible with Your Shovel: Embrace unwavering determination while remaining adaptable to evolving circumstances.
  2. Find Your “Why” – It’s Your Secret Weapon: Ground your endeavors in purpose and passion, harnessing the power of conviction to inspire others.
  3. Ditch the Comfort Zone, Embrace the “Blinders Off” Life: Embrace discomfort as a catalyst for growth, transcending boundaries to unlock new perspectives and opportunities.
  4. Network Like a Boss (Even in a Day): Cultivate meaningful connections with individuals who inspire and challenge, recognizing the inherent value of a robust professional network.
  5. Strategy is Your GPS, Tactics Are Your Footsteps: Maintain clarity of vision while remaining agile in execution, leveraging strategic foresight to navigate complex terrain.


Gratitude permeated the sentiments expressed towards IESE Business School, its faculty, and fellow participants, underscoring the event’s profound impact. As attendees departed, they carried with them not only newfound knowledge but also a network of like-minded individuals poised to shape the future of global leadership.

The Third Edition of the High Potential Leadership Experience transcended the confines of a single day, leaving an indelible mark on the trajectory of each participant’s personal and professional journey. As they dispersed, bound by shared experiences and aspirations, they embarked on a collective mission to effect positive change and redefine the landscape of leadership in an ever-evolving world. This Event is only an example of the profound impact the youngsters can make on society by doing the Master in Management, which in line with IESE’s mission, serves to develop leaders that will stand out through their professionalism, integrity, and spirit of service.

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