Joshua Spodek on Leadership Development in Shanghai

January 17, 2013 by Joshua
in Education, Events, Leadership

EDIT: this event is sold out. There is a good chance I’ll offer it again in March. Please email me if you would like to be contacted about it.

Are you reading this from Shanghai or nearby? Then you probably like leadership, want to improve, and can attend my next seminar, brought to you by Columbia University’s Alumni Association in Shanghai.


Columbia Alumni Association in Shanghai proudly invites you to our

Leadership Development Event

In a two-day seminar, learn how to develop your personal leadership skills, self-awareness and emotional intelligence using the latest advances in cognitive behavioral science, evolutionary psychology, and positive psychology.

The course is open to all area business school students, alumni, and colleagues. Class is limited to 80, so be sure to sign up early.

What is Modern Leadership?

Top universities, business schools and corporations are increasingly focusing on personal leadership, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence as foundations for leading others. Many students, however, never have the opportunity to take a formal course in personal leadership. Columbia Business School recently has addressed this need with courses in personal leadership offered as both regular MBA/EMBA courses and three-day Executive Education programs.

Joshua Spodek, MBA, PhD, has developed an independent but similar course which he is offering to Columbia alumni and friends as a two-day weekend workshop. His experiential course combines advances in cognitive behavioral science, evolutionary psychology, and positive psychology with successful business leadership practices.


Benefits of the course include improved:

  • Personal leadership skills, particularly self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Interpersonal skills of the core leadership class, such as decision-making, negotiation, perceiving others, influence, motivating others, and teamwork
  • Ability to transform your greatest challenges into both professional and personal growth
  • Awareness of your values and what brings you meaning, purpose, importance, and happiness, both professionally and personally
  • Ability to focus on what is important, professionally and personally, decreasing time and resources wasted on unimportant things
  • Ability to experience reward from your efforts
  • Calmness, patience, and understanding

You will leave the course with tools to continue your development on your own as well as a network of like-minded people, both as resources and for accountability. The course also makes all other leadership resources – books, videos, seminars, etc – more valuable through better understanding their foundations.


Joshua Spodek (MBA ’06 Columbia Business School, PhD ’00 Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Science, BA ’93 Columbia College) is an executive / personal coach and entrepreneur who works with Columbia Business School’s Program on Social Intelligence. Joshua helps clients develop effective leadership skills and optimize their professional and personal lives by helping them understand what brings them meaning and happiness and acting on it. He has been quoted and profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Fortune, CNN, and the major broadcast networks. Esquire Magazine named him “Best and Brightest” in their annual Genius issue.


Day One:      Saturday,  February 2, 2013,  10am – 4pm
Day Two:      Sunday,  February 3, 2013,  10am – 4pm
Cost:              RMB 250/person
Venue:          888 Changle Road, House 2 (between Changshu Rd & Wulumuqi Rd)
(By subway:  Line 1 & Line 7 – Changshu Rd | Line 2 – Jingan Temple)

To RSVP, email me and I’ll put you in touch with the organizers.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there!

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