Who should attend
- Senior nonprofit and non-governmental organization executives and active board members responsible for shaping the direction, mission and programs of their organizations
- Nonprofit CEOs, executive directors and major program managers looking for new tools and approaches to improve organizational performance and effectiveness
About the course
The Traits of a Progressive Leader
Guided by Kellogg’s expert faculty through lectures, hands-on exercises and interactive dialogue, you will explore how to maximize your own performance and engage and inspire others to action by communicating a sense of purpose, values and vision.
You will also examine the strengths, motivations and conditions necessary for authentic and powerful leadership, learn the behaviors that differentiate leaders with extraordinary impact, and develop your own "story" or personal narrative for strengthening your leadership impact in your organizations. You will learn to become the change you want to see in your organization and align yourself with an adaptive and growth-based mindset.
- Learn new ways to think strategically about organizational issues and challenges
- Uncover your true leadership style by discovering strengths, motivations and the conditions necessary for authentic and powerful leadership
- Harness the power of story to develop your own leadership narrative and vision to motivate others
- Create an environment for moving your organization and constituents to meaningful and lasting action
Leading with Vision and Purpose: What’s Your Story?
- Learn how to maximize your performance and engage and inspire others by communicating a sense of purpose, values and vision
- Understand the daily behaviors that differentiate leaders with extraordinary impact
- Focus on how leaders identify and develop their own “Story,” or personal narrative
- Explore how to create a collective identity “Story” that communicates a compelling and inspiring vision
- Build strong followership, create value and generate significant impact through leadership
- Distinguish “Story” from “story” and learn how to communicate your identity Story, vision and values through the practice of storytelling
Decision DNA™ Workshop: The Choice Architecture of Executive Judgement
- Understand the crucial role judgment plays in their business leadership
- Feel inspired and able to develop and use better discernment
- Be able to put the ACT™ judgment model into operation
Creating Your Leadership Guideposts
- Effectively craft a Leadership Purpose Statement that encapsulates what they want to embody as a leader
- Effectively craft a Leadership Principles Document that encapsulates the core tenets they will always seek to utilize when leading
- Effectively craft a Personal Experiences Map that encapsulates the key functional and managerial experiences you are committed to pursuing over a two-year period
Fred Harburg is a Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the former Executive Director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute. He provides Boards, CEOs and C-Suite Teams with catalyzing research and growth guidance. Fred served as the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and...
Michelle Buck is Clinical Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She previously served as the School's first Director of Leadership Initiatives from 2006 to 2013, designing and coordinating opportunities for personal leadership development to comp...
Bernard (Bernie) Banks is a noted expert on the subjects of leadership and organizational change. Currently, he is the Associate Dean for Leadership Development and a Clinical Professor of Management at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. As an Associate Dean, Bernie possesses...
Elise Madrick Townsend - Academic Director; Senior Program Administrator
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