Leadership Development

Kellogg Executive MBA Program

Integrative approach to leadership development

You can manage a team and reach your goals — but have you maximized your leadership potential? As an Executive MBA student, you will learn to lead confidently with vision and purpose. Through our Executive MBA Program, you will better understand your talents, take full advantage of your professional strengths and create more impact in people and organizations.

Perspectives

Built into the entire experience, Leadership Perspectives encapsulates Kellogg's co-curricular leadership development offerings for all Executive MBA students studying in Miami and Evanston. The program combines classroom discussion with a highly personalized approach that is designed for you to grow in developing as a leader. Through a series of innovative workshops, customized coaching, self-assessments and regular self-reflection, you will hone your unique strengths and refine your leadership skills. By graduation, you will step out with the confidence to uncover and seize new opportunities — in yourself, in your team and in your organization.

Goals

The main goal of the of the Leadership Perspectives experience is to empower you to maximize your potential by:

  • Customizing your learning experience and development plans
  • Integrating classroom learning, individualized coaching sessions and real-life experiences
  • Identifying and building on the knowledge and skills that differentiate you as a leader

More specifically, the program will help you grow in four key areas:

  • Increase self-awareness: Understand the ways your talents, insights and life experiences shape your unique capacity to engage and lead others. Explore the role of self-reflection in leadership and career development.
  • Focus on opportunities: Learn how to align your values, goals and aspirations to execute against short-term objectives in a way that creates lasting value.
  • Inspire teams: Articulate a compelling vision that unites teams and drives performance. Learn to overcome leadership challenges, such as organizational silence.
  • Build resilience: Share experiences with your colleagues and classmates that help to build your confidence and voice, critical in shaping resilience exhibited by top leaders.

Overview

The Leadership Perspectives experience is threaded throughout your nearly two-year journey while you are a student in Kellogg’s Executive MBA program. An example of the flow of opportunities is outlined below. The timing by quarter may vary depending on faculty/executive speaker availability.

Module Content
1
Leadership Perspectives Overview: Insights and Intentions
2
Leading with Vision and Purpose: What’s Your Story
3
Executive Speaker Series
4
Team Insights
5
Executive Speaker Series
6
Executive Presence: Projecting Yourself as a Leader
7
Executive Speaker Series
8
The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made — and Unmade
9
Executive Speaker Series
10
Well-being and Vitality: Maximizing Performance of Self and Others

Coaching

In addition to unlimited career coaching, you'll have the opportunity to receive individual coaching sessions with a leadership coach, certified in several leadership development assessment tools. Drawn from a pool of highly qualified executive coaches including faculty members and certified executive coaches, your coach will help you design a strategy for achieving your leadership development goals.

Assessments

Shaped by your discussions with a leadership coach, personal assessments are available to help you to understand yourself more fully, uncover your leadership strengths, and define areas for improvement. These assessments may include the ESCI, CareerLeader, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinder, Wellbeing and/or Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

Values-based leadership

Harry Kraemer on Leadership
"What a really good leader does is take the time to understand all sides of the issue, not just their perspective. It isn't about being right, it's about doing the right thing."
— Professor Harry Kraemer, author of From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership