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, Jul. 25 to Sunday, Jul. 27). The cost for
the retreat is an additional cost of $400 for a shared room. The $400
fee is non-refundable
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...