The course is currently taught in a modified block-week to MBA students in the Fall and is taught in a block-week to EMBA students in the Spring. The following video was filmed in 2013 to describe the twelve-week and ten-week formats for the course as it was previously taught. Viewing the video will give you some insights into the vision, purpose and pedagogy of the class.
This course will use fictional narratives (novels, plays, screenplays, film), supported by non-fictional texts, to evaluate a variety of challenges that face developing business leaders. The course will build the leadership resources of each student by offering them the opportunity to live through the experiences of literary, stage and screen characters, reflecting on how the characters successfully or unsuccessfully guide and motivate themselves and others toward desired goals. How are decisions made, how is the context evaluated, how is risk managed, how are internal values clarified, how are others motivated to follow, how are the desired ends achieved? The course will help with resilience and confronting adversity, and improve emotional intelligence, assisting in the development of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.
This course is founded in the belief that the imaginative experience of interacting with fictional narrative offers students a powerful and unique opportunity to improve personal leadership, leadership of colleagues and the organization. The course will impact decision-making, professional choices, personal motivation, and help build skill to confront future challenges.
As director of the Advanced Management Program, Bruce partners with the faculty director and the on-site and off-site Columbia teams, working with visiting faculty and conference center staff to deliver a transformational educational opportunity for the global classes of senior executive participants. At the Advanced Management Program, Bruce teaches sessions on leadership, focusing on communication, defining purpose, flexible learning, effective messaging, and the power...