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Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials

Overview

Leadership Essentials identifies several of the skill sets that great leaders possess. Through engaging lectures delivered by Columbia Business School faculty, dynamic discussions with colleagues and hands-on workshops, participants explore the most crucial areas of leadership.

After just two days, participants emerge from the program with fresh insights into how to be better decision makers, negotiators, and agents of organizational change.

"This was a fully engaging course which has provided me with tools of leadership that I can use beginning tomorrow: tools with a lifetime warranty."
—Matthew Price, Director, Sales & Marketing, ACS

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

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Please contact our Learning Solutions Specialists at 212-854-3395 for a personal conversation to learn more.

Program Details

Upcoming Sessions

November 12-13, 2014
April 1-2, 2015
July 14-15, 2015
November 11-12, 2015

Location:
Columbia University Campus
, New York City

Tuition:
$3,250 (2014)
$3,350 (2015)

Includes materials and some meals. Plan your stay.

A special tuition is reserved for members of a non-profit organization

Please call us at 212-854-3395 or email us at execed@columbia.edu for more information

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Benefits

In just two days, participants in Leadership Essentials take away several tangible benefits. They learn how to:

  • Enhance emotional intelligence and apply it appropriately as a leader
  • Strengthen the ability to lead and manage organizational change
  • Improve decision making
  • Negotiate more effectively
  • Manage conflict constructively

Note: This program does not include a 360-degree feedback tool. We encourage you to apply for High Impact Leadership should you be interested in benefiting from this specific feature.

"I felt the program touched on the most important topics I deal with in my day-to-day work experience."
—Janet Baye, Director, KPMG

Upon completion of this program, you will earn two days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.

Program Details

Upcoming Sessions

November 12-13, 2014
April 1-2, 2015
July 14-15, 2015
November 11-12, 2015

Location:
Columbia University Campus
, New York City

Tuition:
$3,250 (2014)
$3,350 (2015)

Includes materials and some meals. Plan your stay.

A special tuition is reserved for members of a non-profit organization

Please call us at 212-854-3395 or email us at execed@columbia.edu for more information

Terms and Conditions

Curriculum

The two-day program consists of four, tightly connected half-day sessions:

I. Leadership Styles and Emotional Intelligence

Day 1 – Session 1

Key Questions

  • What are the different styles of leadership, and when is it appropriate to exercise one rather than another?
  • What role does emotional intelligence (or EQ) play in enacting the different forms of leadership?

II. Leadership Styles and Managing Change

Day 1 – Session 2

Key Questions

  • What are the key action steps needed to plan and implement change?
  • What do you think you do well versus not so well when it comes to planning and implementing change?
  • What leadership style makes people more likely to embrace rather than resist change?
  • What makes it hard for agents of change to adopt a style that makes others embrace rather than resist change?
  • What can be done to overcome the obstacles alluded to in the preceding question?

III. Negotiating Effectively

Day 2 – Session 1

Key questions

  • How can I collaboratively create value and also make sure I claim my share?
  • How can I preserve relationships without accepting an awful deal?
  • How can I prevent myself from being exploited?
  • How can I diagnose, build, and leverage bargaining power?
  • Should I make the first offer?
  • What information should I seek? What information should I reveal?

IV. Managing Conflict Constructively

Day 2 – Session 2

Key questions

  • What causes conflict to spiral into destruction or avoidance?
  • What should you do when your partner becomes emotional or resorts to blame?
  • What's the most effective way to begin a "difficult" conversation?
  • How can teams learn to "fight well"?

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

Program Details

Upcoming Sessions

November 12-13, 2014
April 1-2, 2015
July 14-15, 2015
November 11-12, 2015

Location:
Columbia University Campus
, New York City

Tuition:
$3,250 (2014)
$3,350 (2015)

Includes materials and some meals. Plan your stay.

A special tuition is reserved for members of a non-profit organization

Please call us at 212-854-3395 or email us at execed@columbia.edu for more information

Terms and Conditions

Audience & Testimonials

Leadership Essentials is designed for mid-level executives looking to improve their effectiveness working with individuals and teams.

Alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for programs lasting up to seven days. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.

 
What recent participants say about Leadership Essentials:

"This class has taught me that a high-level self awareness of how I lead and how others respond to that leadership style is critical to my being a better leader. I plan to proactively work to hold myself to a higher standard of emotional intelligence during every interaction everyday."  – Michael B. Johnson, Senior Product Manager, SPRIX ©

"Although only 2 days long, the program was filled with useful, practical information balanced with the right amount of theory - I will definitely be able to use the tools in my daily work life."   – Angela Schooneman, Partner, Mintner Ellison

"This experience was a great opportunity to interact and collaborate with managers from a broad range of countries, functions, and industries. In today's economy leaders are continually faced with new challenges, so it's critical to tap into the knowledge, abilities, and relationships of the team as a whole."  – Todd Walthall, Vice President Channel Management USAA

Program Details

Upcoming Sessions

November 12-13, 2014
April 1-2, 2015
July 14-15, 2015
November 11-12, 2015

Location:
Columbia University Campus
, New York City

Tuition:
$3,250 (2014)
$3,350 (2015)

Includes materials and some meals. Plan your stay.

A special tuition is reserved for members of a non-profit organization

Please call us at 212-854-3395 or email us at execed@columbia.edu for more information

Terms and Conditions

Faculty

Joel Brockner, Faculty Director
Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel Brockner is a leading authority on a variety of psychological issues in the workplace, including change management, leadership, decision-making, the role of the self, and cross-cultural differences in work behavior. He has consulted about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development, and decision making with such organizations as the Association of Art Museum Curators, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Kodak, IXIS Capital Markets, MBNA, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and Stratus Technologies.

Brockner’s book publications cover decision making in "sunk cost" situations, causes and consequences of employees’ self esteem, and the role of justice in the workplace. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious outlets, including Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has served on the editorial board of numerous management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Brockner is a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the American Psychological Association (Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology). He served as the chairman of the management division from 2005 to 2011 at Columbia Business School.

Along with Professor Brockner, additional Columbia Business School faculty contribute to and teach in the program.

 

Program Details

Upcoming Sessions

November 12-13, 2014
April 1-2, 2015
July 14-15, 2015
November 11-12, 2015

Location:
Columbia University Campus
, New York City

Tuition:
$3,250 (2014)
$3,350 (2015)

Includes materials and some meals. Plan your stay.

A special tuition is reserved for members of a non-profit organization

Please call us at 212-854-3395 or email us at execed@columbia.edu for more information

Terms and Conditions

Related Programs

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Program Details

Upcoming Sessions

November 12-13, 2014
April 1-2, 2015
July 14-15, 2015
November 11-12, 2015

Location:
Columbia University Campus
, New York City

Tuition:
$3,250 (2014)
$3,350 (2015)

Includes materials and some meals. Plan your stay.

A special tuition is reserved for members of a non-profit organization

Please call us at 212-854-3395 or email us at execed@columbia.edu for more information

Terms and Conditions

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