Founder's Message

What distinguishes preeminent business leaders from the merely competent is often social intelligence rather than strictly technical intelligence. Social intelligence refers to accurate judgment and adept handling of people, whether as individuals, teams, organizations, or networks. A common sentiment states that leadership skills are a mysterious gift, one that some individuals innately have and the rest of us never will. Psychology and management research, much of it done at Columbia, has identified the core skills that make up this human side of business success. We have designed the Leadership Lab to develop these capabilities through integrated frameworks and techniques within the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs.

- Michael Morris
Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership
Founder of the Leadership Lab