I consciously started inculcating the positive values of the [Science of People] Master Classes in my communication with my team. Previously, I used to get agitated on seeing poor performances by my team and immediately question the efforts put in by the contributors. My objective was to bring the best in them and make them better at their work, but instead, my style was probably having an opposite effect. I took almost every lesson from this class and started applying them to my mails, teleconferences, and one-on-one conversations. I was surprised to find an almost instant positive reaction from my team members. My biggest takeaway from the class was to introduce positivity in every day life, empathize with different perspectives, and articulate my viewpoint in a collaborative manner.
— SITANSHU MEHTA Director, Business Development, Tech Mahindra

SCIENCE OF PEOPLE

“No man is an island.” Few meaningful goals in life and leadership are achieved without the participation and support of others. IPL-Columbia’s Science of People curriculum focuses on how you can draw out the best in others—your subordinates, boss, clients, colleagues, partners, even your friends and family—in the pursuit of a common objective.

Science of People builds on the learnings you get from Science of Self on how to master your inner environment. In Science of People, you will learn how to lead others by first attuning yourself to their inner life—their values, motivations, thoughts, beliefs, mindsets and emotions—and how to use this attunement to win the support, behavior changes and performance breakthroughs you seek from them. This is a powerful new inside-out approach to leadership that draws from Professor Hitendra Wadhwa’s study of the lives of great leaders, as well as the latest breakthroughs in psychology, neuroscience, psychotherapy and organizational studies.

Besides giving you a powerful set of leadership principles, IPL-Columbia’s Science of People curriculum gives you a practical toolkit to strengthen your practice of leadership. Through the practice and feedback opportunities you get using our first-of-its-kind Mentora mobile platform, you will be able to translate your learning into tangible and sustainable improvements in your leadership behaviors.