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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

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

By Justin Talbot-Zorn and Leigh Marz // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter. It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake […]

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

By Liane Davey // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. We all know there’s a price to pay for a making bad first impression: A limp handshake conveys low confidence; a wrinkled suit makes you seem lazy; oversharing comes across as emotional instability. But do you ever think about the first impression your meetings make? […]

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

By Monique Valcour // This post was originally posted on hbr.org. Most leaders know what strong motivation looks like. When I ask leadership development clients to describe the type of motivation they’d like to see in their teams, they mention qualities such as persistence, being a self-starter, having a sense of accountability for and commitment […]

Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing

Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing

By Andy Molinsky // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In […]

5 Tips To Create Effective Internal Communications With Your Team

5 Tips To Create Effective Internal Communications With Your Team

By Rich Kneece // This article was originally posted on fastcompany.com. Effective communication between a company and its employees enables businesses to fully tap into the unique knowledge, insights, and talents of its people. Often, the benefits stretch beyond pure profit. More open discussions help build a strong community within a firm, allowing workers to […]

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

By Nicholas Petrie // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. When I was in my late twenties, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Doctors operated and told me to hope for the best. I returned to Japan, where I was working, and tried to forget about it. The tumors returned a year later, this time in my liver. […]

Root Out Bias from Your Decision-Making Process

Root Out Bias from Your Decision-Making Process

By: Thomas C. Redman // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. We’ve all experienced the disappointment of an important decision not going our way. The feeling is far worse when you feel that the decision was somehow “rigged” against you — that you never had a chance, that your input wasn’t given its fair due, or […]