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NYU Stern Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development at Stern provides students with personalized leadership development opportunities that empower them to continually evolve as effective leaders who create value for business and society. A focus on experiential learning and individual attention helps students hone key skills and develop their leadership style.

LDP Student Testimonials

How to Make Raising Difficult Issues Everyone’s Job

How to Make Raising Difficult Issues Everyone’s Job

By Ron Carucci // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. The CEO of a large real estate development company recently complained to me about a frustrating executive team meeting he’d just finished. One of the company’s historically high-performing businesses was struggling. Its leader had been in the job only six months and had made […]

How to Manage a Needy Employee

How to Manage a Needy Employee

By Rebecca Knight // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. As a manager, you probably wish you could give all the people on your team more attention. But sometimes certain employees seem to need more than their fair share of your time. Maybe they repeatedly ask you to review their work, look for constant […]

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

By Monique Valcour // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Despite our best intentions, conversations can frequently veer into difficult territory, producing frustration, resentment, and wasted time and effort. Take David, one of my coaching clients. Recently appointed to a business school leadership role, he was eager to advance his strategic agenda. Doing so required […]

Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

By Art Markman // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work? Although the term “brainstorming” is now used as a generic term for having groups develop ideas, it began as […]

The Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

The Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

By Sabina Nawaz // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Organizations invest a lot of time and money in hiring the right CEO or senior executive to set a vision and make the changes in their company. Yet within the first 18 months, there’s a 50% chance the executive will leave the organization. This failure […]