Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
20 Duffy BlvdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
This course is designed to provide a forum for student leaders to talk about the challenges and rewards of leadership at Darden. Enrolling students should have a clear commitment to a practical leadership experience during their second year. Selected readings in the leadership and social psychology literature serve as frameworks for examining one's personal leadership style. Prerequisite: Restricted to Darden students.
Leading with influence is a deep dive into the science and personal application of leadership, with a particular focus on facilitating ongoing leadership development and assessment beyond Darden. Leader development does not begin or end with business school; our behavioral tendencies were shaped before we got here, and our evolution will continue when we leave.
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.