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Personal Leadership and Success

Overview

Leadership is often approached in terms of one's ability to understand and direct our external environment including people, organizations, and events.

Personal Leadership and Success takes the view that to succeed professionally one needs to develop another dimension of leadership consisting of the ability to understand and direct one's internal environment–goals, motivations, mindsets, and emotions.

This three-day program offers a distinctive approach that integrates recent findings in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive behavior therapy with explorations of the inner lives of great achievers such as Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, and Nelson Mandela.

Until recently, the only way to explore this mastery of the inner environment has been through the teachings of philosophers, prophets, or self-help "gurus." These historical and modern sources of wisdom essentially rely on faith while Personal Leadership and Success replaces this approach with scientifically validated, practical insights and techniques for understanding and mastering one's inner environment.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

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Benefits

Personal Leadership and Success provides powerful insights and practical techniques to gain greater success in your professional and personal lives through an enhanced understanding and mastery over your inner environment. Lectures are supplemented by exercises involving introspection, self-evaluation, and the application of specific techniques.

  • Learn what impact your internal environment has on your success
  • Understand your current level of mastery over different aspects of your inner environment and how it compares with top performers
  • Discover practical techniques to cultivate a winner's mindset that will allow you to perform at your optimum
  • Implement techniques that further develop your personal leadership skills
  • Personal reflections, group discussions and applications of personal leadership techniques
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your core values and how to align your day-to-day behavior and priorities with these values
  • Find ways to turn personal and organizational adversities into unique value-creating opportunities

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

Curriculum

Personal Leadership and Success introduces you to a powerful set of frameworks, tools and insights for mastering your inner environment – your values, goals, beliefs, thoughts, emotions, mindsets, and habits. It is grounded in rigorous scientific evidence and case studies from the lives of great leaders.

For a complete program schedule and curriculum, download the agenda and curriculum.

Audience & Testimonials

Personal Leadership and Success is designed for all levels of executives.

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.

Faculty

Faculty: Hitendra Wadhwa
 
Hitendra Wadhwa
Professor of Practice  
 

Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and the founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership. He teaches MBA courses and Executive Education programs on Personal Leadership & Success, Driving Strategic Impact and Leading Others from the Inside Out. At Columbia, he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012. He is regularly involved with many Fortune 500 corporations in strategy consulting and leadership development. Recent clients include American Express, Pfizer, Godrej Group, Microsoft, Standards & Poors and Lend Lease. His widely acclaimed research and teaching on leadership has been covered by Fortune, Psychology Today, BBC World Service, Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has been at the forefront of bringing Executive Education online with the launch of his two online programs on Personal Leadership and Driving Strategic Impact.

Professor Wadhwa was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and the CEO/Founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, Paramark, that was twice recognized as a Top-100 Internet technology company by Technologic Partners/Venture Wire. He received his MBA and Ph.D. in Management Science from the Sloan School at MIT, and his B.A. (Honors in Mathematics) from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, where he graduated top of his class.

Read some of Professor Wadhwa’s recent publications:

 

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Earn Alumni Benefits

The Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE) is awarded to participants who complete a total of 18 program days within a four-year period.

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