Most leaders believe that as they succeed in their career, they require more and more “soft” skills. At ASB, Prof. Loredana Padurean has led in the rethinking and development of soft and hard skills into the SMART and SHARP Toolkits. This course unique to ASB, will show managers on a succession path, that in order to succeed in leadership roles, they have to respond to situations and challenges with intelligence and diplomacy (smart skills). This course may be taken separately or in tandem with the SHARP Skills Executive Program, also offered by ASB.
The course provides a set of top 10 SMART skills that include among others, emotional maturity and empathy, cognitive readiness, adaptability, followership, collaboration and team work (from brainstorming to execution), knowing when to listen, ask and provide validation, managing multiple perspectives and multiple generation, validation, humility, managing up, etc.
- Understand that the “The job is easy, the people are not” and how to address this challenge
- Understand what it takes to build people centric organizations
- Examine the importance of “smart” skills and how to permeate through the organization
Prof. Dr. Loredana Padurean is the Associate Dean at the Asia School of Business, a collaboration between the Central Bank of Malaysia and MIT Sloan School of Management, and also holds an appointment as International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan. At ASB Prof. Loredana has been one of the key “nailers” behind the establishment of the school, and, in particular, has directed development of the globally recognized action learning program at ASB.
She is a global entrepreneurial academic with a track record of program, school, and intellectual leadership for multiple degree program business units, and she has been an international keynote speaker in the United States, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Her most recent research, “Nail it, Scale it, Sail it,” focuses on understanding the evolution of start-ups to scale-ups to sail-ups. Prof. Loredana has an MA in Communication and Economics and a PhD in Management from USI Switzerland.
Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning.
International Faculty Fellow at MIT
Entrepreneurship, Management, Strategy, Organizational Development