Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Leadership theory is undeniably fascinating and something you will debate and discuss as part of the Global OneMBA programme.

But leadership itself is active – a practice, not a theory. RSM puts great emphasis on providing many practical means for OneMBA participants to actively discover and develop their leadership capabilities, through the Personal Leadership Development (PLD) programme.

Our ethos of Leadership in Action means you will learn to ‘know thyself’ through assessment tools, personal reflection and 360-degree feedback sessions within your OneMBA team. You will receive coaching and mentoring support. You will be challenged and stimulated by observing and interacting with industry leaders. You will refine your leadership skills by learning with and from, the international cohort of executives that make up the Global Executive OneMBA. And every day, you will apply your deepening leadership abilities within your job.                                      

Personal Leadership Development programme experience

Many of our students already have experience with RSM's PLD programme:

Elena Krukouskaya (OneMBA 2020)

PLD is beautiful. It stops time to think about your aims. In our everyday routine we don’t dedicate time to it. PLD pushes you to think about it. I’ve learned to see and deal with my weak points. I see my purpose in more details and how I can achieve it. Thanks to the teacher I have a plan. I can’t wait for every coaching session.

Marianne Wilton (OneMBA 2020)

"PLD presses you to examine everything you do, and is directed at your learning and growth process. Combined with new information from other classes, this compels you to bring (positive) change to things around you."

Elena Pupazan (OneMBA 2019)

People are the enablers of success, at individual and collective level. Learning to connect and collaborate with people starts with myself. PLD gives us the space, tools and support to understand who we are, where we want to go, and how to do achieve this. It’s a process and a continuous journey. We need to develop it as an engine of our life. It is also the only way to be able to truly be respectful, understand and effectively engage with others.

Brent van Rossem (OneMBA 2017)

“I have a background in HR so I thought personal leadership development would be a walk in the park. I’ve now learned that it has brought self-reflection and human interaction to a next level. I see my impact on others in a whole new light. I used to try to influence others by passionately sharing my opinion. Now I think that better understanding other people’s mental models will enrich my message which in turn increases my impact.”