Few meaningful goals in life and leadership are achieved without the support of others. This course focuses on how we can inspire, motivate, influence and develop others – our subordinates, boss, clients, colleagues, partners, and even our friends and family. It approaches Leadership not in terms of someone necessarily holding a position of formal authority over others, but of someone seeking to draw out the best in the people they are engaged with in the pursuit of a common objective. The course emphasizes an “inside out” approach to leading others by providing insights and tools through which we can inspire and influence the right behavior in others by uncovering and helping re-sculpt their inner life – their values, purpose, emotions, beliefs, mindsets and motivations. The course taps the latest science on human nature, studies of great leaders from history, and a database of 400+ CEO interviews to provide insights and practical tools on leadership, and experiential learning opportunities through in-class exercises and field work.
This course will consist of two full-day classes on March 3rd and March 4th. In addition, there will be online learning during Jan-March via videos, reflection & discussion and online-role-plays. Students will travel to New Delhi, India from Saturday, March 11-Saturday March 18, 2017. While in Delhi, students will work with an Indian organization in coaching its managers on leadership, hear from 3 top leaders, and study Gandhi as a model of a transformational leader.
Global Immersion Program classes bridge classroom lessons and business practices in another country. These three credit classes meet for half a term in New York prior to a one week visit to the country of focus where students will meet with business executives and government officials while working on team projects. Upon return from the travel portion of the class, students will have at least one wrap up meeting at Columbia Business School. The 2016-2017 Global Immersion Program fee is $1800 and provides students with double occupancy lodging, ground transportation and some meals; longer programs, such as the Cuba program, may have an increased fee. It does not cover roundtrip international airfare. Attendance both in New York and in-country and regular participation are a crucial part of the learning experience and as such attendance is mandatory. Students who miss the first class meeting may be removed from the course. No program fee refunds will be given after the add/drop period has closed. Please visit the Chazen Institute website to learn more about the Global Immersion Program.
Professor of Professional Practice
Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and founder of the Mentora Institute. 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 the Inside Out, and has received the Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award, the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence...