The Soul of Leadership

Insights, inspiration and tools for the engaged leader

Author, physician and thought leader Deepak Chopra partners with leadership expert and Professor of Management and Organizations Michelle Buck to teach you an entirely new approach to the exciting possibilities of leadership. Dr. Chopra has extended the ideas in his groundbreaking books into this unique Kellogg learning experience. And, with her focus on personal leadership development, Dr. Buck delivers real-world insights you can use to put theoretical concepts to work immediately.

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

Deepak Chopra / Academic Director

Who Should Attend

  • Senior executives who desire to improve their leadership ability
  • Leaders seeking to effect a transformation in the groups they lead — work, family and community
  • Executives looking for an innovative and transformational approach to leadership education

Key Benefits

  • Actualize your personal vision to become a highly effective leader and make a significant positive difference in your organization
  • Learn the keys to your leadership identity: authenticity, intentionality and awareness
  • Grow your ability to understand your own and others’ emotions, and use that heightened awareness to unleash the potential of others
  • Tap into intuition and creativity to understand and fulfill fundamental human needs
  • Understand how to leverage well-being to maximize leadership effectiveness

Program Content

The Soul of Leadership

  • Understand your identity and role as a leader in various contexts
  • Learn to lead through ambiguity
  • Discover the keys to unlocking your leadership potential and the potential of those whom you lead
  • Identify the soul as a confluence of contexts, meanings, relationships and archetypal themes
  • Access the domain of spiritual intelligence and the mysterious ingredients that can propel leaders to higher levels of success

The Cultural Environment

  • Learn how awareness of needs, responses and leadership styles creates the cultural environment for coexistence and empowerment
  • Understand the impact of well-being on effective leadership
  • Identify the variables that maximize team engagement and performance

The Leader-Follower Dynamic

  • Explore the relation between fundamental human needs and human responses to situations to understand interdependent collaboration between leaders and followers
  • Explore the way leaders and followers set each other up for success

Practical Exercises

  • Determine your own personal leadership strengths and how best to leverage them in team contexts
  • Harness the power of Story to develop your own leadership narrative and vision
  • Understand how responses match needs and situations and how to evoke these responses spontaneously
  • Put the theoretical concepts into practice


Deepak Chopra - Academic Director;

Michelle L. Buck - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management

What Participants Say

“The Soul of Leadership delivered on its promise of taking the discussion of leadership to a much deeper, more profound level. Dr. Chopra reaches deep into our minds, bodies, and our souls to guide us in an inner exploration not found elsewhere”
Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

“[This program empowers] you to tap into the depths of your potential as a leader and assume a progressive stance so you can lead more effectively in tomorrow's business world.”
Central Region President, Razorfish

“This [program] opened my mind to new possibilities that I thought could exist only in my dreams. Most important, it opened my mind to the possibility of having fun in my career.”
Family Physician, Madison Women's Health

Personal Consultation

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

2017 Sessions

October 2-4, 2017

Start: October 2 at 3:00 PM

End: October 4 at 11:45 AM

Evanston Campus


Fee includes lodging and most meals

Kellogg School of Management

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