It takes more than brilliant solutions to be successful in business. Standing out from the rest depends on how well you communicate, collaborate, and motivate people. These skills are critical to a lifetime of strong business relationships and career advancement.
Chicago Booth understands the importance of leadership training. We developed one of the first experiential leadership programs for full-time students at a major business school in 1989 under the guidance of Harry Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Professor of Creative Management. After two decades of successful programming, Booth launched the Effective Leadership program in the summer of 2009, tailored for part-time Booth MBA students. The program is built on a few guiding principles:
- Self-awareness is a critical first step to personal and professional leadership development.
- To be successful in your career, you must ACT your way into a new way of thinking, not just THINK your way into a new way of acting. True change can only be achieved and sustained through repeated application in your daily life.
- Communicate, communicate, communicate - growth is best achieved by watching others, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses, and providing your insight to them through immediate feedback, and then, allowing them to grow by doing the same for you.
Chicago Booth's Effective Leadership program is designed to complement Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students; demanding work and academic schedules. Taught by experts in the communication field and professional business consultants, the curriculum complements Booth's rigorous academic requirements by building self-awareness while also offering practical tools and experiences that students can apply in the classroom and at work.
Effective Leadership is a required curriculum component for all Evening and Weekend MBA students, who enrolled aftrer Spring Quarter, 2009.
Your Effective Leadership journey starts with LAUNCH - a three-day program that will kick off your Booth experience and help you build connections from day one.
LAUNCH includes a dynamic line-up of activities, from curriculum and research center overviews, to lunches with alumni and faculty. You will get immersed into our Effective Leadership program, designed to teach you how to effectively communicate, collaborate, and motivate people.