Personal Leadership and Success

Date  
Mar 10–12, 2020 $6,550
Dec 1–3, 2020 $6,550
	Liz N. Schultz
Contact
Liz N. Schultz
Senior Associate Director, Learning Solutions
+1 212-854-7613
liz.schultz@gsb.columbia.edu
Location
Columbia University Campus
New York City 
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"This program gave me a fresh perspective on leadership and at the end of this program I am better equipped to handle disruptive emotions in my personal and professional life."
– Program Participant Sanjay Venkatesh, Senior Project Manager at Gartner

Hear from Faculty Director Hitendra Wadhwa about the program.

Leadership is often approached in terms of one's ability to understand and direct our external environment including people, organizations, and events.

Personal Leadership and Success takes the view that to succeed professionally one needs to develop another dimension of leadership consisting of the ability to understand and direct one's internal environment — goals, motivations, mindsets, and emotions.

This three-day program offers a distinctive approach that integrates recent findings in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness with explorations of the inner lives of great achievers such as Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, and Nelson Mandela.

Participants are invited on a journey of self-discovery, investigating inner thoughts, emotions, and mindsets, to discover how they affect our everyday interactions and personal leadership style.

Until recently, the only way to explore this mastery of the inner environment has been through the teachings of philosophers, prophets, or self-help "gurus." These historical and modern sources of wisdom essentially rely on faith while Personal Leadership and Success replaces this approach with scientifically validated, practical insights and techniques for understanding and mastering one's inner environment.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

Please Contact Us

Please contact our Learning Solutions Specialists at +1 212-854-3395 for a personal conversation to learn more.

IMPACT

Personal Leadership and Success provides powerful insights and practical techniques to gain greater success in your professional and personal lives through an enhanced understanding and mastery over your inner environment. Lectures are supplemented by exercises involving introspection, self-evaluation, and the application of specific techniques.

Program participants will:

  • Learn what impact your internal environment has on your success
  • Understand your current level of mastery over different aspects of your inner environment and how it compares with top performers
  • Discover practical techniques to cultivate a winner's mindset that will allow you to perform at your optimum
  • Implement techniques that further develop your personal leadership skills
  • Personal reflections, group discussions and applications of personal leadership techniques
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your core values and how to align your day-to-day behavior and priorities with these values
  • Find ways to turn personal and organizational adversities into unique value-creating opportunities

Hear about the business need for personal leadership from the faculty director:


 

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

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Personal Leadership and Success introduces you to a powerful set of frameworks, tools and insights for mastering your inner environment – your values, goals, beliefs, thoughts, emotions, mindsets, and habits. It is grounded in rigorous scientific evidence and case studies from the lives of great leaders.

Sample session titles include:

  • Forging Purpose in Life and Work
  • Understanding the Optimal State for Emotions
  • From Success to Significance
  • Shifting Mindsets to Boost Performance

The program also features a mindfulness exercise as well as industry guest speakers that share their personal leadership stories.

For a complete program schedule and curriculum, download the executive summary and sample agenda.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE & TESTIMONIALS

Personal Leadership and Success is designed for all levels of executives who seek to gain greater success in their professional and personal lives through an enhanced understanding and mastery over their inner environment.

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.

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FACULTY

Hitendra Wadhwa, Faculty Director
Professor of Practice

Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and the founder of Mentora, the Institute for Life and Leadership. He teaches MBA courses and such Executive Education programs as Personal Leadership and Success, and Driving Strategic. In 2012, he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence. He is regularly involved with many Fortune 500 corporations in strategy consulting and leadership development. Recent clients include American Express, Pfizer, Godrej Group, Microsoft, Standards & Poors and Lend Lease. His widely acclaimed research and teaching on leadership have been covered by Fortune, Psychology Today, BBC World Service, Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In addition, Wadhwa has been at the forefront of bringing executive education online with the launch of his two online programs on Personal Leadership and Driving Strategic Impact.

Wadhwa was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and the CEO/founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, Paramark, which was twice recognized as a Top-100 Internet technology company by Technologic Partners/Venture Wire. He received his MBA and PhD in management science from the Sloan School at MIT, and his B.A. (Honors in mathematics) from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, where he graduated top of his class.

Along with Professor Wadhwa, 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.