At Columbia Business School, I teach courses in the full-time MBA program, the PhD Program, and several Executive Education Programs. Below are some highlights about the courses and specialized sessions that I have taught over the past few years.
POWER, INFLUENCE, AND NETWORKS
This course provides students with a set of tools for understanding and managing power and political dynamics.
A fundamental component of success for a leader is having a clear understanding of power and influence processes and knowing how to act on that knowledge. Ultimately, organizations are political entities where power and influence are key mechanisms by which things get accomplished.
After taking this course students will be better able to understand the distribution and sources of power within organizations; building their own sources of power; formulate strategies for enhancing their social networks and for understanding how these social connections may be rich sources of power and influence; leverage influence styles and communicate with others more effectively; and anticipate and guard against the pitfalls of power, such that they can use power and influence in an authentic and ethical manner.