Some of our most crucial skills in life have to do with how well we can manage our internal environment – our values, goals, mindsets, thoughts, 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, psychotherapy, behavioral economics, sociology and medicine), (b) Inner Lives of Great Achievers (such as Lincoln, Gandhi, Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt, Aung Sun Suu Kyi, Churchill, Martin Luther King, and Steve Jobs) and (c) Personal Reflections and Applications.
Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. There will be an offsite retreat that all students will be required to attend as part of the course that will take place from 1:00 pm on Friday to 3:00 pm on Sunday.
**Please note: There is a $600.00 program fee associated with this course. If you are utilizing student loans and need help covering this fee, please see the Financial Aid office to discuss increasing your budget.**
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...