Welcome to the Institute for Personal Leadership
The IPL Method
The IPL Method is a breakthrough approach to personal leadership development based on pioneering research at Columbia Business School. The IPL Method helps participants strengthen their personal leadership capabilities via three stages:
Unshackled from limiting beliefs about character, personality and emotional intelligence, participants discover their own true potential.
By codifying a set of universal, inside-out principles, participants learn to shape their outer leadership behavior from a stable inner core.
Like any skill, mastering Personal Leadership requires regular practice and feedback. This is how participants close the learning-doing gap.
IPL helps you build personal leadership skills across 3 domains
We deliver training in both
traditional and digital formats
We partner with Columbia Business School Executive Education in offering the world’s leading catalog of leadership programs: online, in-person and with our proprietary Mentora™ mobile app you can carry with you for leadership learning and practice, anytime, anywhere.
IPL's Mentora closes the learning-doing gap
What is the learning-doing gap? It’s that unbridgeable space that occurs at some point soon after traditional training ends. That point two days or two weeks later when the leadership principle you learned and were so excited about seems suddenly inaccessible in real life. What was that? How did it work?
We struggle because we have not translated the principles we have learned into habitual behaviors. At IPL we eliminate the learning-doing gap by imprinting new behaviors—through tools based on the new science of expert performance.
Despite his flaws, and perhaps because of them, we find there is much more to consider about the late Nelson Mandela's development as a leader.