How can I become an authentic leader? What are the personal skills and traits that I can nurture to inspire others, to become better versions of themselves? If these are questions you are asking, then this course will help you deepen the answers: Leadership is not an act; it is a way-of-living. In our daily encounters with people, we are constantly leading, whether poorly or excellently. A deepening selfawareness brings about the ordering of our lives in the continuing work of self-mastery. Authentic leadership is the ongoing alignment of our competence, character, and purpose. Thus it is not enough that we have jobs and careers; instead, we are called to transform our work into a personal mission. This transformation emerges from a heroic aspiration to make an impact in the world.
This one-day program is a concise version of the Leadership course in the MBA Program of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (AGSB). It will be facilitated by the faculty of the Leadership, Ethics, and Human Resources Department of the AGSB. The faculty members are workplace-based academics from a variety of backgrounds, such as industrial psychology, human resources, philosophy, marketing, manufacturing, banking, and media.
The program will be facilitated by learning exercises on the following topics:
• the competent versus dysfunctional leader,
• understanding culture and leadership styles,
• emotional intelligence and self-mastery,
• empathy and other-leadership,
• the hero’s journey and the Ignatian way-of-proceeding, and
• nation-building as the goal of passion and purpose
Middle managers of midsize and large companies, higher-level managers of small companies, managers of nonprofit organizations, and entrepreneurs.