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Who should attend
Personal Leadership and Success is designed for all levels of executives.
About the course
Leadership is often approached in terms of one's ability to understand and direct our external environment including people, organizations, and events.
Personal Leadership and Success takes the view that to succeed professionally one needs to develop another dimension of leadership consisting of the ability to understand and direct one's internal environment – goals, motivations, mindsets, and emotions.
This three-day program offers a distinctive approach that integrates recent findings in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive behavior therapy with explorations of the inner lives of great achievers such as Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, and Nelson Mandela.
Until recently, the only way to explore this mastery of the inner environment has been through the teachings of philosophers, prophets, or self-help "gurus." These historical and modern sources of wisdom essentially rely on faith while Personal Leadership and Success replaces this approach with scientifically validated, practical insights and techniques for understanding and mastering one's inner environment.
Personal Leadership and Success provides powerful insights and practical techniques to gain greater success in your professional and personal lives through an enhanced understanding and mastery over your inner environment. Lectures are supplemented by exercises involving introspection, self-evaluation, and the application of specific techniques.
- Learn what impact your internal environment has on your success
- Understand your current level of mastery over different aspects of your inner environment and how it compares with top performers
- Discover practical techniques to cultivate a winner's mindset that will allow you to perform at your optimum
- Implement techniques that further develop your personal leadership skills
- Personal reflections, group discussions and applications of personal leadership techniques
- Gain a deeper understanding of your core values and how to align your day-to-day behavior and priorities with these values
- Find ways to turn personal and organizational adversities into unique value-creating opportunities
Personal Leadership and Success introduces you to a powerful set of frameworks, tools and insights for mastering your inner environment – your values, goals, beliefs, thoughts, emotions, mindsets, and habits. It is grounded in rigorous scientific evidence and case studies from the lives of great leaders.
Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL). He teaches Columbia's most popular MBA leadership class on Personal Leadership & Success. He also teaches MBA and Executive Education programs on Driving Strategi...
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