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NYU Stern Leadership Development

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.

LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE: SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2018 CRISIS SIMULATION

Today’s leaders face a range of new leadership challenges. The 2018 Leadership in Crisis Simulation focused on leading in a time of crisis, influencing people to succeed in achieving a common goal, and understanding how to tap into the strengths of others.

2018 Leadership in Crisis Simulation

At NYU Stern, we believe the work of a leader starts first from within…self-awareness is the foundation of leadership excellence and our Leadership Development programming is structured to guide MBA students through this “inside out” work before steering them to the “outside in” content (i.e., team dynamics, managing others, influencing without authority, building stakeholder relationships, etc.). What better way than to immerse the students in a real-life scenario where they are presented with a highly challenging situation?

Thanks to the incredible support from Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), our Platinum Sponsor, we were able to bring this unique experience to the MBA Students in the Leadership Development Program (1st year full-time MBA students). The Crisis Simulation was executed by Dr. Larry Barton, one of the world’s leading experts in Crisis Management and Threat Assessment and by Connie Kim, the Senior Director of Leadership Development at NYU Stern.

Senior leaders from A&M and our corporate partners had the exclusive opportunity to participate in this inaugural event as Judges. Judges observed the teams “in action” throughout the crisis and provided the students with invaluable insights and feedback on their ability to manage and lead in a crisis. However, it is not just what decisions are made that were assessed, but also how and what each of these simulation teams communicated to the Reporters, whose job was to act as media outlets, pepper them with questions about the crisis situation, and assess how they respond to “in-the-limelight” pressure. The Control Room Actors made it feel real – this group wore their acting caps and delivered the scripted simulation…all while watching their teams in (re)action.

There were approximately 115 people involved in the simulation with nearly 70% represented by current MBA students and alums (comprised of: LDP1s, LDP alums, IOP alums (EMBAs who went through the leadership development program), MBA2s and Langone students).

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How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

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By Liz Kislik // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. From time to time, every leader has to deliver news that is hard for employees to hear. Even when businesses are doing well, organizational and structural change is to be expected, and acquisitions, reorganizations, or policy changes can affect people’s jobs in ways that create […]

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6 Steps to Make Your Strategic Plan Really Strategic

6 Steps to Make Your Strategic Plan Really Strategic

By Graham Kenny // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Why is it that when a group of managers gets together for a strategic planning session they often emerge with a document that’s devoid of “strategy”, and often not even a plan? I have one such document in front of me as I write this. […]

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How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

By Jen Fisher // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short. When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, we found that that 77% had experienced burnout at […]

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How to Advance in Your Career When Your Boss Won’t Help

How to Advance in Your Career When Your Boss Won’t Help

By Kristi Hedges // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. I recently moderated a panel at a conference and asked the group of successful executives to describe someone who has been instrumental in their careers. Two panelists eagerly jumped in with stories of bosses who had mentored, encouraged, and opened doors for them. Then, […]

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Are You Productive Enough?

Are You Productive Enough?

By Elizabeth Grace Saunders // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Productive: “Achieving or producing a significant amount of result.” Enough: “As much or as many as required.” As a time management coach, I’m keenly aware that you could answer the question “Am I productive enough?” using a variety of methods. I’m also familiar with the […]

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Take Control of Your Learning at Work

Take Control of Your Learning at Work

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Human beings have an astonishing ability to learn, but our motivation to do so tends to decrease with age, particularly in adulthood. As children, we are naturally curious and free to explore the world around us. As adults, we are much more interested in preserving what […]

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4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

By Maura Thomas // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. We know that controlling what we pay attention to is the key to living an intentional life.  According to an informal poll of my clients, one of the biggest impediments to attention management is “O.P.P.” — other people’s problems. This is a particular problem for my […]

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What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

By Ron Carucci // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. When I speak to large groups about leadership, one question I often ask is, “How many of you have ever received a compliment from your boss that actually offended you?” Without exception, more than two-thirds of the people in the room raise their hands. […]

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