Leadership Essentials

Date  
Apr 23–24, 2020 $3,850
Jul 6–7, 2020 $3,850
Oct 28–29, 2020 $3,850
	Christine  Tom
Contact
Christine Tom
Assistant Director, Learning Solutions
+1 212-851-2505
christine.tom@gsb.columbia.edu
Location
Columbia University Campus
New York City 
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"The program provided an opportunity for me to polish my leadership skills through a profound understanding of the importance of transactional leadership as a support and balance to transformational leadership."
– Program Participant Chukwuma Nwachukwu, CEO at North Eastern Capital Ltd.

In this video, Faculty Director Joel Brockner speaks to the program experience and the feedback he receives from past participants.

Leadership Essentials identifies several of the skill sets that great leaders possess. Through engaging lectures delivered by Columbia Business School faculty, dynamic discussions with colleagues and hands-on workshops, participants explore the most crucial areas of leadership.

After just two days, participants emerge from the program with fresh insights into how to be better decision makers, leaders of people and groups, and agents of organizational change.

"This was a fully engaging course which has provided me with tools of leadership that I can use beginning tomorrow: tools with a lifetime warranty."
– Matthew Price, Director, Sales & Marketing, ACS

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

Please Contact Us

Please contact our Learning Solutions Specialists at 212-854-3395 for a personal conversation to learn more.

IMPACT

In just two days, participants in Leadership Essentials take away several tangible benefits. They learn how to:

  • Enhance emotional intelligence and apply it appropriately as a leader
  • Strengthen the ability to lead and manage organizational change
  • Improve decision making
  • Motivate your team more effectively
  • Manage the dynamics within and between groups that influence performance

Note: This program does not include a 360-degree feedback tool. We encourage you to apply for High Impact Leadership should you be interested in benefiting from this specific feature.

"I felt the program touched on the most important topics I deal with in my day-to-day work experience."
– Janet Baye, Director, KPMG

Upon completion of this program, you will earn two days towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn more.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The two-day program consists of four, tightly connected half-day sessions:

I. Leadership Styles and Emotional Intelligence– Day 1, Session 1

Key questions

  • What are the different styles of leadership, and when is it appropriate to exercise one rather than another?
  • What role does emotional intelligence (or EQ) play in enacting the different forms of leadership?

II. Leadership Styles and Managing Change– Day 1, Session 2

Key questions

  • What are the key action steps needed to plan and implement change?
  • What do you think you do well versus not so well when it comes to planning and implementing change?
  • What leadership style makes people more likely to embrace rather than resist change?
  • What makes it hard for agents of change to adopt a style that makes others embrace rather than resist change?
  • What can be done to overcome the obstacles alluded to in the preceding question?

III. Leadership and Group Dynamics– Day 2, Session 1

Key questions

  • Why do some groups work together effectively, while other groups seem to struggle?
  • How does “who you are” influence the type of roles that you take on in a group?
  • What climate do you create for groups that you lead?
  • How can you motivate your team to take more risk and responsibility?

IV. Leadership and Personality– Day 2, Session 2

Key questions

  • How much of your leadership behavior is driven by your environment?
  • How much of your leadership behavior is driven by your own preferences?
  • How can you learn about others preferences in order to more effectively lead, manage, and collaborate?

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE & TESTIMONIALS

Leadership Essentials is designed for mid-level executives looking to improve their effectiveness working with individuals and teams.

Alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for programs lasting up to seven days. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.

Typical Participant Mix

Geographic Spread

Years of Management Experience

Job Function

Industry

Hear from Past Participants:

FACULTY

Joel Brockner, Faculty Director
Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel Brockner is a leading authority on a variety of psychological issues in the workplace, including change management, leadership, decision-making, the role of the self, and cross-cultural differences in work behavior. He has consulted about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development, and decision making with such organizations as the Association of Art Museum Curators, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Kodak, IXIS Capital Markets, MBNA, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and Stratus Technologies.

Brockner’s book publications cover decision making in "sunk cost" situations, causes and consequences of employees’ self esteem, and the role of justice in the workplace. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious outlets, including Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has served on the editorial board of numerous management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Brockner is a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the American Psychological Association (Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology). He served as the chairman of the management division from 2005 to 2011 at Columbia Business School.

Along with Professor Brockner, additional Columbia Business School faculty contribute to and teach in the program.

* Program location may vary. While the majority of our programs run on campus, some programs may run off campus in New York City.