Leadership has been described as the incremental improvement in employee motivation and performance over and above that which managers typically achieve. This suggests that leadership is first and foremost about positively influencing people to fully develop and use their capabilities, thereby leading people to lead themselves. Whether in business, non-profit organizations, or government; and whether in accounting, marketing, or general management, excellent leaders are those who have a thorough understanding of the context in which they operate; a strong awareness of their own value-systems, capabilities, and biases; and a keen appreciation of how the motivation and development of others affects the success of their organization. Thus, the Charlton College of Business Post-Masters Certificate in Leadership is designed for professionals with advanced degrees who wish to prepare to lead, motivate, and empower others in diverse, multicultural environments.
The program guides students through exploration of their own assumptions, values, and beliefs about self and others to the development and practice of skills, behaviors and beliefs of successful leaders in a variety of settings. The learning process is exploratory, peer-facilitated, and highly engaging. Attention is given to current theories on human motivation, social perception, and change; but he focus is on self-development.