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Authentic Leadership

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Description

Professor Dana Born – a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and distinguished former military leader – will help participants in this two-day workshop understand their personal story, how to lead effectively and how to find leadership purpose.

“Each of us is passionate about something,” Professor Born says. “Linking that passion to creating the commitment and courage to live one’s unique purpose is key to unlocking the future, changing the world and living a more meaningful life.”

Key benefits

Challenging conventional assumptions about leadership, this transformative workshop will help you take control of your career. It will increase your readiness for new career opportunities.

Participants will learn to shift their leadership focus from “I” to “we”, discovering that authentic leadership is about leading by example and empowering others.

Feedback from previous participants includes increased personal and professional clarity and focus, with improved performance and productivity – for themselves and their teams.

Course details

Over two days, Professor Born will guide participants through case studies, individual exercises, debates and small-group discussions. There will be interactive discussions, industry presentations and case studies using real-world public sector examples. Each participant will create a leadership purpose statement to launch his or her own “true north” development plan.

A small amount of pre-course work is recommended.

Authentic Leadership content will include:

  • Who are you?
  • Where are you headed?
  • Self-awareness
  • Values, principles and ethical boundaries
  • Integrated life and support team
  • Courageous conversations
  • Empowering others to lead
  • Your leadership purpose.

Experts

Dana H. Born, Lecturer in Public Policy, is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004-2013, she served two terms as the President appointed dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy where she was also a professor and...
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