Leadership Essentials: Fast Tracking Your Impact

  • Leadership


Over the course of four intense days, you will examine your personal leadership style as perceived by others around you. Through a combination of experiential activities, presentations, and case studies, you will explore the essence of effective leadership and gain new insights into your capabilities as a leader. This course will introduce you to communication skills and EQ, power and influence, decision making and negotiations as well as ethics in leadership.

This course will start with a 360-degree assessment, supplying feedback from a wide range of coworkers to help you plan your professional development. Gain an understanding of how you are perceived as a leader and leave with an action plan for success. 

Please note:  This course will run four (4) Fridays in fall 2018 (September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018). And, this same course will run four (4) Saturdays in spring 2019 (March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2019). Be careful to look at the days and dates before registering.

Optional One-on-One Coaching Available*

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    • Time
    • Cost
    • Location
    • Date
      March 2, 2019 - March 23, 2019
    • Time
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Cost
    • Location
      Los Angeles, CA
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Outcome and Objectives
  • Start with a powerful 360 assessment and feedback
  • Understand leadership styles and when to use them
  • Recognize power dynamics and unpack how they influence your leadership
  • Use your communication skills and EQ to effectively lead
  • Improve your negotiation skills to effectively lead your team
  • Learn frameworks for leading change in individuals, groups, and organizations
  • Leverage better decision making skills
  • Build a strong, resilient team and productive team
  • Better understand the importance of ethical leadership
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Topics and Sessions
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Communication and EQ
  • Power and Influence
  • Leading Change
  • Negotiations
  • Decision Making
  • Teams and Ethics in Leadership
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* Optional One-on-One Coaching Available

Make the most of your leadership development program by signing up for our post-course one-on-one executive coaching program. We will help you increase lasting results by focusing on the application of key models and concepts soon after the learning event.

During this coaching, you will develop a personalized six-month "Leadership Action Plan" with three phases:

  • Preparation – review and interpretation of a 360 assessment that was included in the Leadership course and a Behavior Styles assessment an additional assessment as part of the coaching program
  • Planning – drafting an individual developmental action plan using data from the assessments, and incorporating relevant course content
  • Execution – implementing the actions of the plan in real-play situations, reporting outcomes, and adjusting the plan as necessary. The coaching sessions will occur each week post course.

Coaching Costs: $3,900
8 x 45 minute sessions during a 90-day period, and 1 Behavior Styles Assessment
(Additional sessions available at $475 per session)

Contact us directly at 213.740.8990 to get more information and schedule One-on-One Coaching

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Who Should Attend

This program is for those with at least two years’ experience leading people in a managerial and director role.

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Teaching Method

Using case studies, current business articles, in-class exercises, interaction and small group projects, our faculty will lead you to focus on the key knowledge and skills you need to understand and apply concepts to your organization's activities.

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Nate Fast, Ph.D., USC Marshall Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, was recently selected by Poets & Quants as one of “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40".  Fast studies the determinants and consequences of power and status in groups and organizations. His findings have been published in top-tier academic journals including Psychological ScienceOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Academy of Management Journal. Popular accounts of his work have appeared in media outlets such as The Economist, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and New York Times.

For more information on Nate Fast, see his official bio here

Scott Wiltermuth, Ph.D., USC Marshall Associate Professor of Management and Organization, is a frequently published researcher. Wiltermuth researches how socio-environmental factors affect people’s reactions to unethical behavior and their likelihood of behaving unethically themselves. He has published papers in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and numerous other academic journals. His work has been reported in many media outlets, including: The Economist, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.

For more information on Scott Wiltermuth, see his official bio here

Cheryl Wakslak, Ph.D., USC Marshall Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, is also a frequently published researcher. Wakslak studies managerial and organizational decision-making, focusing on how proximity changes the way individuals represent information, thereby influencing judgment and behavior. Her findings have been published in numerous scholarly outlets, including the Journal of Experimental Psychology: GeneralJournal of Personality and Social PsychologyJournal of Consumer Psychology, and Psychological Science.

For more information on Cheryl Wakslak, see his official bio here

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Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

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