Note: Attendance is mandatory on all four class dates: March 23, April 6, April 20, April 27
This course offers students a chance to learn directly from the experience and insights of successful leaders in a range of fields. The class will consist of site visits. With each leader, we will explore three key themes. First, we will explore their path to leadership: how did they navigate their career to achieve this key leadership position? Second, we will examine their current leadership challenges, while also discussing their past challenges. Third, we will discuss how each leader has managed to navigate the inherent tension between competition and cooperation: How did they find the right balance between these forces? Finally, we will emphasize both leadership successes and failures to appreciate the link between setbacks and moving forward.
Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business; Chair of Management Division
Adam Galinsky is currently the chair of the Management Division and the Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business at the Columbia Business School.
Professor Galinsky has published more than 200 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His research and teaching focus on leadership, power, negotiations, decision-making, diversity, and ethics.
Professor Galinsky co-authored the critically...