Leading Through Personal Excellence

Develop your personal leadership capabilities and reach your full potential.

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Program Duration

6 weeks

Time Commitment

30 hours
(5 hours/week)

Certification

Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education

About the Program

Leading Through Personal Excellence, a 6-week executive development program, provides participants with the skills necessary to motivate others to achieve critical business goals. Effective leaders must understand their own capabilities, act authentically with others, and adapt to an ever-changing environment. The Stanford Leadership Model introduces executives to the key competencies essential for deep insight into the self and others and provides practical tools and strategies for aligning their behaviors to that comprehensive understanding.

Program Overview

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Who Should Attend

  • Senior Leaders
  • Mid-level & Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

Program Structure

  • 6 week duration, 30 hours to complete requirements
  • 10 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates weekly activities

Key Takeaways

  • Use the Stanford Leadership Model to assess your personal leadership capabilities and identify strengths and opportunities.
  • Increase your self-awareness so that you can discover new ways to engage with your teams.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the perspective of others to identify and respond to the needs of others.
  • Analyze and adjust contextual factors like group diversity and status dynamics to maximize innovation and motivation.
  • Explore and practice methods for establishing your own trustworthiness and expertise, and activating your audience’s supportive thoughts.
  • Leverage the leadership framework and techniques to apply them in real-time to your own leadership and organizational challenges.

Upcoming Program Dates

  • Feb 28 – Apr 10
  • Apr 26 – Jun 5
  • Jul 11 – Aug 21
  • Sep 5 – Oct 16
  • Oct 24 – Dec 4

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Experienced Faculty

  • Sarah A. Soule

    The Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Sociology (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education

    Professor Soule’s research examines state and organizational-level policy change and diffusion, and the role social movements have on these processes. She teaches courses on Strategy, Organizational Design, Personal Leadership, and Design Thinking.

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  • Brian Lowery

    The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education

    Professor Lowery’s research seeks to extend knowledge of individuals’ experience of inequality and fairness. He oversees the Interpersonal Dynamics (aka Touchy Feely) course and the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program.

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  • S. Christian Wheeler

    The StrataCom Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education

    Professor Wheeler is a consumer behavior researcher who studies the formation, change, and expression of evaluations. He teaches courses on Management Agility and Research Methodology.

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  • Zakary Tormala

    The Laurence W. Lane Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education

    Professor Tormala is an experimental social psychologist who works in the areas of attitudes, persuasion, and social influence. He teaches MBA and PhD courses on the topics of attitude change and persuasion.

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Additional Information

  • Will I receive a grade or university credit?

    Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

  • How long does the program last?

    2Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

  • Will I receive a grade or university credit?

    3Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

  • How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

    4Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

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