Summer 2011 MBA Course

B8799-026: Personal Leadership & Success

Saturday - June 4, 18, 25; retreat June 10-12 - 09:00AM to 06:00PM

Location: URI 326

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

Hitendra Wadhwa's research and teaching on Personal Leadership focuses on how to maximize one’s outer impact through inner mastery. It draws upon universal laws of human nature that are validated by the latest scientific research and exemplified by the lives of great leaders. Prof. Wadhwa’s work has been widely acclaimed by leading media outlets including Psychology Today, Fortune, and BBC World Service...

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