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Personal Leadership & Success

Fall 2013 MBA Course

B8513-001: Personal Leadership & Success

Block Week 8/26-8/30 - 09:00AM to 06:00PM
Location: URI 332

Instructor: Hitendra Wadhwa


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.

Students will be required to do around 16 hours of online work in this course - most of this will be pre-work to be completed in advance of our first day.  This includes viewing Personal Leadership videos, and engaging in online reflection/discussion with classmates.  PLS Online was launched in Spring 2013 and students have universally responded positively to this approach of "flipping" the classroom, giving us more time in class for group discussions and personal integration work.

Note: There will be an offsite retreat that all students will be required to attend as part of the course (Friday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 15). 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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