LDP Student Testimonials
Navigating one’s own leadership potential can be a very trying and time-consuming journey. At Stern, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) provides you with a compass to start that journey. LDP gave me the space to reflect upon and evaluate my own leadership potential, all while exploring new tactics within a structured framework. I now use every moment as an opportunity to employ some of the values I’ve learned through this program.
-Anne Gregory, LDP Class of 2017
Confidence, empathy, integrity, inspiration are just a few qualities used to describe great leaders. In order to embody these qualities you must first develop them within. Through workshops, coaching sessions and speaker events, LDP provides the foundation and framework to build a mindset that supports both personal development, and in turn builds strong leadership qualities.
-Dedae Audi, LDP Class of 2017
Being a part of LDP was one of the most significant experiences I’ve had at Stern. Although, I had been in managerial positions before Stern, I had no idea on how to improve my skills and build upon peer feedback. LDP provided me with a holistic view of what a leader should be and taught me how to continuously improve upon the feedback that I received from my past colleagues, my classmates, and my coach. The tools that I learned in LDP would service me throughout my professional career.
-Hem Chander, LDP Class of 2017
The program presented a wonderful combination of various forms of training from multiple angles; if one form of training did not work for you, there would definitely be another that would. My three key takeaways are: 1) the realization that people form the basis of leadership; 2) a large tool box full of various leadership/people techniques; and 3) a heightened level of awareness; I am now able to more precisely identify key aspects that shape dynamics in various settings, and quickly go to my leadership tool box to apply the appropriate techniques to handle the situation.
-Munashe Makava, LDP Class of 2017
Good things come to those who wait. You can achieve anything you set your mind to with hard work as long as you have the patience to see it through to the end. LDP has helped me put in the hard work to achieve my goals while also keeping them in perspective. I’ve learned to not stop to look for accolades or compare myself to others. When it’s time, all the hard work will pay off.
-Kyle Boutin, LDP Class of 2017
LDP is one of my most enriching experiences at Stern, as it provided opportunities to step out of my comfort zone. My leadership coach is central to my LDP experience. She helped me create my leadership action plan, which has helped guide my progress towards well-defined goals and get the most out of the MBA program… All in all, I collaborated with a diverse, passionate group of Sternies, really enjoyed myself and learned a lot. How often can you say that?
-Vijay Nori, LDP Class of 2016
The leadership workshops encouraged me to think through my personal goals and how to best prioritize them in my life and in the workplace. Through vulnerable conversations with my classmates, I had to opportunity to think about my prioritization decisions. By making an active choice of what is important to me, I now more easily make career choices that are consistent and in line with my personal goals and values.
-Ashley Hedges, LDP Class of 2016
My journey began with the revelation that leadership starts with leading your own life. Once I realized that, all the building blocks fit together: know thyself, EQ, strengths-based development, meaning and purpose… it all made sense! My coach has been central in my leadership development, guiding me through the various stages and helping me understand situations differently. The Leadership Development Program has been a highlight at Stern, launching me on the life-long track to self-actualization.
-Edouard Arbellot de Vacqueu, LDP Class of 2016
-Suranga Samarakoon, LDP Class of 2016
I have always been fascinated by the concept of leadership, but there are so many schools of thought that the information is overwhelming. The LDP framework has allowed me to embrace the different perspectives by focusing on me, and it has helped me integrate this broad concept into my everyday life. Now when I have leadership moments, whether they are successes or failures, I am able to recognize them and stop for a moment. As I process the different components: the event, my actions, my feelings, the other stakeholders – I am able to take the lessons learned and move forward confident that the next moment will be even better
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.com By Janice L. Marturano, Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Mindful Leadership Let me begin by telling you that what I am sharing in this article comes from my experience as a leader. I am not a researcher or a coach or a psychologist. What I know comes from […]
* This article was originally published in the Clear Path Executive Coaching Newsletter NYU Stern LDP works closely with Career Path Executive Coaching for collaboration, workshop facilitation and leadership coaching. by Patrice Keitt, Partner at Clear Path Executive Coaching Throughout my career, I’ve insisted that life is too short to do work that is not personally […]
This article originally appeared on HuffPost Business By Alexander C. Kaufman & Damon Beres These mindfulness tips apply as much to people working minimum-wage jobs as they do to a chief executive. Jack Dorsey has his plate full — doubly full. Twitter on Monday named him its permanent CEO, nearly four months after he took […]
This article originally appeared in the Stern Opportunity (The NYU Stern Graduate Student Newspaper) Photo credit: The New York Times Interview by Nick Pulito, MBA Class of 2016 Dolly Chugh is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizations Department at Stern. I had the pleasure of taking her Leadership in Organizations (LiO) course last […]
by Edouard Arbellot de Vacqueu, LDP Class of 2016 I had the privilege to attend Gordon Brown’s talk on September 30. Considering his preeminent role in reforming UK’s economy during his 10 year tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer, then his global leadership in helping contain the aftermath of the financial crisis as UK’s Prime […]
* This article was originally published on Economist.com, with professional input from Clear Path Executive Coaching NYU Stern LDP works closely with Career Path Executive Coaching for collaboration, workshop facilitation and leadership coaching. by Laura Montgomery, an independent higher-education consultant Think of qualities and behaviors popularly used to describe effective, authentic leaders: focus, observation, objectivity, balanced decision-making. These […]
Dan Schulman, CEO and President of PayPal, joined MBA students and alumni for a 2015-2016 Speaker Series event, presented by U.S. Trust. Professor Al Lieberman moderated the discussion, beginning with a one-on-one interview and followed by an open Q&A session. Throughout his career, Schulman held leadership positions in American Express, Sprint Nextel, Virgin Mobile USA, […]
* This article and photo was originally posted on Fastionista.com For the past nine years, New York University’s Luxury and Retail Club have brought together students, faculty, luxury executives and local business owners to discuss the ever-changing luxury landscape. Eve Mongiardo, chief operating officer and partner at Irving Place Capital, argued that luxury is no longer about exclusivity […]
* This TED Talk was originally posted on TED.com Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning — and addressing the possibility of failure.
The most successful leaders are those that look for ways to give their time, energy and knowledge to others without expecting anything in return.Daniel O'Neill, LDP Class of 2016
You find leaders throughout an organization. Their role or title does not indicate what type of leader they will be. View their actions as the true signs of leadership.Chrystal Puvabanditsin, LDP Class of 2016
My ability to rally a following, generate excitement and move a project forward truly set me apart from the pack of interns in my business unit.Christina Domenico, LDP Class of 2016