Fall 2010 MBA Course

B8799-026: Personal Leadership & Success

Block Week 8/30 - 9/3/2010 - 09:00AM to 06:00PM

Location: WJW 209

Instructor: Hitendra Wadhwa


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Some of our most crucial skills in life have to do with how well we can manage our internal environment – our mindsets, emotions, and positive and negative drives – under ever-changing external circumstances.  How quickly can we rebound from setbacks to execute our roles with renewed enthusiasm?  How well do we direct our lives based on goals and values?  Can we stay calm and focused in the face of intense work pressure?  How can we cultivate a winner’s mindset that will allow us to perform at our optimum all the time?  What does it take to successfully execute a “change program” in our lives?   Personal Leadership integrates three sources of insight on mastering one’s inner environment – (a) Recent Scientific Advances (from psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive behavior therapy), (b) Inner Lives of Great Achievers (such as Lincoln, Gandhi, Mandela, Churchill, Martin Luther King, and Michael Jordan) and (c) Personal Reflections and Applications.

Note:   There will be an offsite retreat that all students will be required to attend as part of the course (6:30pm Friday, Nov 9 to 7:00pm Sunday, Nov 11). The cost for the retreat is an additional cost of $400 for a shared room. The $400 fee is non-refundable.


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Hitendra Wadhwa

Professor of Professional Practice

Professor Wadhwa teaches MBA and Executive Education courses on Personal Leadership, Strategy Consulting Skills and Marketing Strategy. He also consults to corporations and does executive training on these topics. His recent clients include American Express, Best Buy, Estee Lauder, Godrej Group, JP Morgan Chase, and Pfizer.

He is the founder of the Institute for Personal...

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