Leading on Purpose

An Exploration of Identity, Values, and Intention

Applications for Spring AVailable February 2024

About Leading on Purpose

The central thesis of this workshop is that being an effective leader requires a deep understanding of what it means to be human in a complex world. Leading on Purpose enables a deeper pursuit of self- and other-awareness in service of an improved ability to be intentional in how you present yourself, in how you interact with others, and in how you set your personal goals.

Students and executive coaches hold each other accountable, both formally and informally during the workshop. We ask participants to think of themselves as a cohort in a powerful shared experience. We work together to create a psychologically safe environment in which vulnerability is encouraged [but not required]. This includes a willingness to be compassionately candid when giving and receiving feedback.

Goal #1

Help you better articulate what kind of leader you are and want to be in the world.

Goal #2

Improve your ability to be intentional in how you present yourself, how you interact with others, and how you set personal goals.

Goal #3

Increase your capability to share your story and meaningfully communicate with others.

Goal #4

Provide the opportunity to build deep relationships with others in the cohort.

I thoroughly felt pushed as a person and professional...I really felt challenged, and this is exactly what I came to Sloan for. This has been the most memorable part of my MBA. These people will be my friends for the next 20 years, if not way, way longer.

Fall 2021 participant

All Sloanies should experience this class and how to lead with a sense of purpose.

Spring 2022 Participant

I enjoyed getting to be vulnerable and closer with my table group. Having consistent people made the journey more fulfilling and helped me learn more about myself.

Spring 2022 Participant

I think I was able to see new perspectives and have a different approach to thinking about myself. It was great connecting on a deeper level with some of my classmates.

Spring 2023 Participant

leading on purpose

An Exploration of Identity, Values, and Intention