Becoming Who You Really Are

Created in partnership with: Robert Quinn


If you think about your personal approach to leadership, what would you say drives your behaviors? Do you lead in a way that you have seen others lead? Are you attempting to incorporate practices that some expert has spouted or that you have read about in a leadership book? While the guidance you have drawn from any of these sources may have been valuable, they won’t be nearly as effective if you are not leading in a way that is consistent with who you really are.

Masters of leadership become so because they have found a way to be authentic–to act in ways that are consistent with their beliefs.

This course is designed to help you improve your leadership performance by taking charge of your own leadership development. This one-week sprint is part of a 20-week series designed to help you develop the leadership skills already inside you. You will be asked to dedicate about ten minutes of your valuable time each day to taking charge of your own leadership development.

In just a few minutes every day, you will explore various ways to develop your own leadership skills. You will be challenged to not only think about what it would take to help yourself become a more effective leader, but you will be asked to take what you learn every day, put it into practice (or, at least try an experiment or two), and share the results and impact of your actions with the colleagues taking this journey with you.

Expert Faculty

Robert Quinn
Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations