The Sphere of Leadership

A holistic approach to growing your impact

In today’s demanding global environment, executives who are growing into enterprise leadership roles are best served by embracing a holistic leadership mindset lived out in behaviors and practices that fully leverage the “best leader within.” The leaders who thrive in senior leadership roles today possess a deep sense of self-awareness and strong self-management practices.

With a view to the leadership needed to propel your organization and your career forward, this unique, deeply personal leadership program will spur individual growth through in-depth exploration of self-awareness, self-management, feedback, influence, trust, character, resilience and executive presence. You’ll refine your narrative and vision of yourself, develop an individual action plan to become the best leader possible and leave inspired and empowered to lead with impact at the highest levels in your organization.

Bob Hughes / Academic Director

Who Should Attend

  • High-potential mid- to senior-level executives; Federal Government managers
  • Executives preparing for general management, cross-functional roles, or higher levels of responsibility

Key Benefits

  • Realize your highest leadership potential and maximize your impact
  • Develop an authentic leadership narrative
  • Create an individual leadership action plan
  • Hone your influence and persuasion skills
  • Master frameworks, tools, and practices to help you lead successfully at the highest levels in your organization

Program Content

Developing a Holistic Leadership Approach

  • Assess your leadership landscape to identify individual and organizational leadership opportunities and needs
  • Refine your own compelling, authentic leadership narrative and understand how to harness the power of narrative identity for greater impact

Leading with Confidence and Impact

  • Cultivate the leader’s mindset – how to increase awareness and focus for individual and organizational growth
  • Integrate the dimensions of presence that typify strong, warm leaders at their best
  • Learn techniques to assess and strengthen values-based character competencies
  • Gain insights into emotional and intellectual toughness in demanding situations
  • Understand how to provide and use feedback as a power tool for growth
  • Leverage the power of understanding trust, culture and influence


Robert Hughes - Academic Director;

Gail Berger - Assistant Professor of Instruction - Kellogg Management & Organizations, SESP - Learning & Organizational Change, McCormick – Masters of Engineering Management

Brenda Ellington Booth - Clinical Professor of Leadership

Jim Cohen - Founding Principal, Spark; Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, HERE Life, LLC

Timothy Feddersen - Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics; Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Fred Harburg - Clinical Professor of Executive Education; Executive Director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI)

Dan McAdams - Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology, School of Education and Social Policy

Loran Nordgren - Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Nicola Persico - John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences; Director of the Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics & Management

Brooke Vuckovic - Adjunct Lecturer of MBA Leadership Coaching

What Participants Say

"The best leaders are committed to leadership excellence. On their journey to reach their highest potential, they embrace feedback, try new ideas, and apply best practices."
Robert Hughes, Academic Director

Personal Consultation

Please email or call us if you would like a personal consultation

2017 Sessions

October 1 - 6, 2017

Start: October 1 at 1:00 PM

End: October 6 at 12:30 PM

Evanston Campus


Fee includes lodging and most meals

2018 Sessions

April 29 - May 4, 2018

Start: April 29 at 1:00 PM

End: May 4 at 12:30 PM

Evanston Campus


Fee includes lodging and most meals

November 4-9, 2018

Start: November 4 at 1:00 PM

End: November 9 at 12:30 PM

Evanston Campus


Fee includes lodging and most meals

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208