Leadership and Entrepreneurship
What it is: Extensive research exists today that outlines the traditional hallmarks of effective leadership, yet is fluid in addressing the changing business climate. Sources stem from academia and business and include Warren Bennis, Philip Kotler, John Kotter and Jack Welch.
The Octagon Goal: To improve understanding of how leadership impacts performance, especially in small and new enterprises.
How it Lives at Life: Life teaches students how to apply proven leadership skills in an entrepreneurial setting to build a successful business or practice. This same body of knowledge is used by Life administrators when shaping Life’s future programs and initiatives.
- Write policy papers for government on how to create favorable tax policies that benefit and foster micro-business
- Design business strategies to help micro-businesses thrive within poor, minority population communities
- Build new media sites for practitioners to share information
- Change business school concepts to real-time management and experience