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.
Professor of Professional Practice
Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL). He teaches Columbia's most popular MBA leadership class on Personal Leadership & Success. He also teaches MBA and Executive Education programs on Driving Strategic Impact and Leading from...