Executive Leadership

 

Enhance Your Career as an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

The leadership development portfolio of activities in the UCLA Anderson Executive MBA program is designed to develop emotionally intelligent leaders and focuses on key competencies.

 

Leadership Foundations Core

Leadership Foundations is a required course that examines leadership development from individual, team and organizational perspectives. As part of the requirement, EMBA students create and develop a Leadership Map, which serves as a developmental blueprint as they move through the program and strengthen their leadership. The Leadership Map is revisited and refined throughout the 22-month EMBA program.

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Leadership Foundations - 1st Year

Leadership Foundations starts with the Opening Residential, continues into the Fall quarter and concludes at the end of the first year. It sets the stage with a focus on: self-evaluation of leadership strengths and weaknesses; developing self-assessment, self-reflection, individual problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting and goal-achievement skills; and peer coaching and teamwork.

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Leadership Foundations - 2nd Year

Second-year Leadership Foundations continues in the Winter and Spring quarters. It focuses on: individual career development; organizational social networking; team design; and execuitive communication and negotiation skills.

 

Hands-on Resources

The EMBA curriculum is supplemented by a series of presentations by leading experts on leadership, emotional intelligence and 360-degree assessments. Elective classes focus on key leadership communication skills such as persuasion, thinking on your feet and negotiations.

Students have access to personalized assessments and individual detailed feedback reports through Emotional Intelligence - View 360, a multi-rater feedback instrument that measures critical leadership, relationship, interpersonal and communication competencies related to emotional intelligence.

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Speakers and Elective Courses

Support is provided for students as they create and implement their individual leadership development plans. The EMBA curriculum is supplemented by a series of presentations by experts on leadership, emotional intelligence and 360-degree assessments. Elective classes focus on key leadership communication skills such as persuasion, thinking on your feet, and negotiations.

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Emotional Intelligence - View 360

Students have access to personalized assessments and individual detailed feedback reports through Emotional Intelligence - View 360, a multi-rater feedback instrument that measures critical leadership.

Birkman Assessment

The Birkman Method is the personality assessment for improving people skills and aligning roles and relationships for maximizing productivity and success.

 

Leadership Speaker Series

UCLA Anderson invites the world's most prominent leaders from the business, nonprofit and public sectors, as well as leadership experts to speak to Executive MBA students and share their views, insights and advice on what it takes to be a successful leader.

Recent speakers include Kevin Sharer, CEO, Amgen Inc.; Julia Stewart, CEO, IHOP; Betsy McLaughlin, CEO Hot Topic Inc.; Wes Bush, President, Northrop Grumman Corp.; Richard Riordan, Former Mayor of Los Angeles; and leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith.

UCLA Anderson Deans Distinguished Speaker Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong, CEO and Chairman of AOL Inc., with UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian