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 meet for two full-day classes in New York on March 2/3. 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 10-Saturday March 17, 2018. While in Delhi, students will work with an Indian organization in coaching its managers on leadership, engage with an NGO working on social upliftment in rural India, hear from 2 top leaders, and study Gandhi as a model of a transformational leader.
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...