Amy Newman is a senior lecturer of management communication at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration. She teaches courses in business writing, persuasive communication, organizational behavior, and corporate communication. Amy is author of Business Communication: In Person, In Print, Online (Cengage, 10e) and Building Leadership Character (Sage, 2018). Prior to joining Cornell, she was an adjunct instructor at Ithaca College, eCornell, and Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City. Amy spent most of her career in corporate positions and external consulting roles. Internally, she held management positions in human resources and leadership development. As an external consultant, Newman worked to improve employee performance and communication in hospitality, technology, education, publishing, financial services, and entertainment companies. Amy has won grants to develop technology-based learning solutions and awards for teaching excellence and student advising. She is a director-at-large for the Association for Business Communication.
Leaders make the headlines on a regular basis – for their successes and their gaffes. After a particularly awful decision makes the news, do you ever wonder how that person could make such a dumb mistake? Mistakes and successes don't happen in a vacuum. They are generally a culmination of decisions and actions the leader makes. But where do those decisions come from? Almost always, the leader's character plays a role in decision-making and communications.
In this course, you will take the first steps on a lifetime journey of developing the character that will enable you to be the leader you envision.
- Create a vision of the leader you want to become
- Develop a practice of regular self-reflection to build leadership character
- Implement new strategies to manage failure intellectually, emotionally, and/or physically
- Develop personal connections by demonstrating vulnerability
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Informal or formal leaders at any level in an organization
- Religious and faith-based leaders
- Humanitarian, non-profit, and NGO leaders
- Anyone who is part of a work team and can influence others