Success in life and leadership is as much about our inner game as our outer game. Some of the most crucial skills we need for success have to do with how well we manage our internal environment – our values, goals, mindsets, thoughts, emotions, and positive and negative drives – under ever-changing external circumstances. How clear are we about our purpose and values? How calm and focused are we in the face of intense pressure? Can we open ourselves up to receiving the truth, in whatever form it comes? How quickly can we rebound from setbacks? How deeply connected are we with those around us, and those we serve? How curious and open are we to discovering new opportunities to grow? What does it take to execute a “change program” in our own lives? Personal Leadership & Success integrates three sources of insight for cultivating ever-deepening inner mastery to drive ever-expanding outer impact – (a) Recent advances in science (from psychology, neuroscience, psychotherapy, behavioral economics, sociology and medicine), (b) Inner lives of great achievers (such as Lincoln, Gandhi, Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Jobs) and (c) Students' personal journeys.
PLS will introduce you to a pathway for pursuing your full potential in life and leadership - Your Inner Core and the Five Core Energies of Purpose, Wisdom, Love, Growth and Self-Realization. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. PLS assignments focus on putting learnings into action in your life through personal leadership role-plays, missions and other real-life activities.
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...