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The Soul of Leadership

Become An Engaged Leader

The Soul of Leadership’s Academic Directors (author, physician and thought leader Deepak Chopra and Clinical Professor and leadership expert Michelle Buck) partner to deliver an entirely new approach to the exciting possibilities of leadership. Dr. Chopra extends the ideas in his groundbreaking books into a unique learning experience, while Professor Buck’s focus on personal leadership development ensures leaders return with real-world insights they can put to work immediately.

Drawing on neuroscience, modern dynamic psychology and Kellogg’s distinctive approach to leadership development, the expert faculty offer deep insights into group dynamics, loyalty, creativity, vision, security and achievement. You’ll come away with a clearly articulated vision of your role as a leader and practical ideas and tools for achieving and inspiring others to excellence within your organization.

Professor Michelle Buck Deepak Chopra
Michelle L. Buck - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Leadership Initiatives Deepak Chopra - Academic Director; Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs; Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Upcoming Sessions (Fee includes lodging and most meals)
Session Date Cost
October 20-22, 2014 $5,200 Apply
February 23-25, 2015 $5,200 Apply
October 26-28, 2015 $5,200 Apply

Program Materials

  1. Senior executives who desire to improve their leadership ability
  2. Leaders seeking to effect a transformation in the groups they lead — work, family and community
In this program, you will:
  1. Actualize your personal vision to become a highly effective leader and make a significant positive difference in your organization
  2. Learn the keys to your leadership identity: authenticity, intentionality and awareness
  3. Grow your ability to understand your own and others’ emotions, and use that heightened awareness to lead effectively
  4. Tap into intuition and creativity to understand and fulfill fundamental human needs
  5. Understand the hierarchy of group needs, from survival and achievement to vision and excellence

The Cultural Environment

  1. Learn how awareness of needs, responses and leadership styles creates the cultural environment for coexistence and nurturing
  2. Understand the impact of wellbeing in effective leadership


The Leader-Follower Dynamic

  1. Learn the seven fundamental human needs: survival, safety, self-esteem, achievement, creative expression, higher consciousness and transcendence
  2. Understand the seven natural human responses to situations: fight/flight, reactive, centered awareness, intuitive, creativity, mythical/visionary and unity
  3. Learn the key to unlocking your leadership potential


The Soul of Leadership

  1. Understand the soul as a confluence of contexts, meanings, relationships and archetypal themes
  2. Understand your role as a leader in various contexts
  3. Learn to lead through ambiguity
  4. Access the domain of spiritual intelligence and the mysterious ingredients that can propel leaders to higher levels of success


Practical Exercises

  1. Determine your own personal leadership strengths
  2. Harness the power of story to develop your own leadership narrative and vision
  3. Understand how responses match needs and situations and how to evoke these responses spontaneously
  4. Put the theoretical concepts into practice
Michelle L. Buck - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Deepak Chopra - Academic Director; Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs; Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

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