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Great Leadership Series: Developing Practical Leadership Skills

Great Leadership Series: Developing Practical Leadership Skills

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NYU Stern School of Business
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New York, NY 10012

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Great Leadership Series: Developing Practical Leadership Skills


PLEASE NOTE: This program is currently being taught as an In Person class.

As you rise in your career, you will need multiple and often conflicting constituencies on board to follow your vision. But if you don’t lead, others will not follow. Following the premise that leadership is a skill to acquire and master, rather than a genetic inheritance, this course will provide a framework and template for your journey to becoming a great leader.

Designed for those who wish to better understand and further develop their potential and propensity to lead others, this course uses a formula for leadership success to help you identify and hone the essential self-reflective skills necessary to give form and substance to your vision. To achieve these objectives, we combine a variety of pedagogical approaches: lectures, group discussions, case analysis, videos, and self-assessments. Emphasis is placed on self-reflection and linking the concepts from the program to participants’ own objectives and development as leaders.


Certificates and Credits

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Program Takeaways

During this course, participants will:

  • Case Analysis

    Analyze real life cases from diverse contexts in order to gain a more fine-tuned idea of the scope and limitations of leadership
  • Self-Assessment

    Identify, comprehend, and critique assumptions and attitudes towards leaders and leading
  • Road Map

    Design a personal and actionable leadership road map to guide them through their career choices

Who Should Attend

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Years of Experience

    This course is designed for professionals with 5+ years of work experience
  • Job Functions

    Ideal for individuals who have significant leadership responsibilities
  • Prerequisites

    This program is designed for individuals who wish to better understand and develop their skills and propensity to lead others


The following agenda is a sample and subject to change.

9:00 am ET: Session 1: Introduction to Leadership Framework

  • What do leaders do?
  • The myth and reality of leadership

12:15 - 1:15 pm ET: Lunch Break

1:15 pm ET: Session 2: Leadership in Action

  • How do leaders do what they do?
  • The mechanics of leadership
  • Learning to lead: Personal Plan Exercises

4:30 pm ET: Conclusion and Evaluations

9:00 am ET: Session 3: Leaders and Followers

  • Who are the followers and why do they follow?
  • Dynamics between leaders and followers
  • How do you get and keep your followers?
  • Learning to lead: Personal Leadership Journey, looking back
  • How do you get the job of leadership done?
  • Perils of leadership

12:15 - 1:15 pm ET: Lunch Break

1:15 pm ET: Session 4: Personal Leadership Plan

  • Potentials, pitfalls and plans: Developing a personal leadership roadmap
  • Learning to lead: Personal Leadership Journey, looking forward
  • Debrief, program summary and takeaways

4:30 pm ET: Conclusion and Evaluations

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 5 reviews
      Susan Mwaniki
      Practical Guide to Extraordinary Leadership

      Through this interactive course Prof. Kabi provides a comprehensive and practical approach to developing your leadership skillset and addressing leadership challenges. He offers great insights for those individuals who want to become better leaders. His upbeat energy kept us all engaged. Glad I attended the course!

      Manav Bhalla
      Superb practical advise

      Having attended multiple leadership courses in the past, I felt that this one came the closest to providing real & practical advise on leadership. Prof. Kabi made the whole experience fun by engaging with the class and using his vast experience to share stories that gave life to the concepts. I highly recommend this course to anyone trying to get a better grasp of what it means to be a good leader. There wasn't a dull moment in the course and full credit to Kabi to keep the audience so hooked.

      Neil Glasser
      Great course

      Practial tips n how to improve your leadeship skills. Kabi has great energy!

      Craig Sarich
      Practical and transformative course on leadership.

      I really enjoyed Professor Kabaliswaran's ('Kabi') course on Great Leadership. The course was informative and effective and it was presented in an energetic, enthusiastic and and interactive way. Some of the principles taught were counter-intuitive to my previous beliefs; these limiting beliefs I arrived to class with have more than likely prevented me from achieving my full potential in the past.

      Class ended yesterday and I reviewed my notes on the train on the way home and again this morning, creating strategies to increase my influence. The caliber of the talent NYU Stern attracts has always impressed me; and the students, along with Kabi's expertise, made this a transformative experience. I have Kabi's "Ten Commandments on Leadership" and the "Kabi Leadership Paradigm" (along with its nested dolls) firmly implanted in my memory and printed out for good measure. Definitely a 'Great Leadership' course. I highly recommend it and I am looking forward to take more classes.

      Ilya Belenkiy
      Insightful and practical course

      Professor Kabaliswaran is teaching "Kabi leadership paradigm" - a thoughtful framework that he developed based on his experience as a researcher and his insights from business consulting. It is memorable and straightforward, which makes it a very powerful tool to practice. Excellent course, highly recommended!