Leadership Skills for Young Entrepreneurs

 
 

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Sound Leadership prepares the next generation of entrepreneurs to become true leaders.

Hands-on lectures on startup work, agility, design thinking and musical creation for the next generation of leaders, tailored to your needs.

 
 

Course Overview

  • Students gain insight into principles, methods and institutions that make up modern business and that are vital to budding entrepreneurs and businesses all over the world.

  • From principles of leadership they move on to address innovation and strategic planning. Concepts covered include developing a business mission, strategy, SWOT analysis, utilizing key performance indicators to address the health of an organization as well as establishing a product-centered company.

  • The students are introduced to the mindset of design thinking and agile leadership and learn to deal with a new world of business and startup management.

  • They understand main concepts of financial management such a liquidity and profitability and learn how to create a solid business plan.

Managing a business

  • Get a solid understanding of what managers needs to control in each organization and under every circumstance.

  • Learn the main elements of managing an organization, such as environmental factors, business mission, strategy, structure and culture, as well as managing people, including principles, tools and instruments of leadership.

Act with a plan

  • Gain a solid understanding of strategy work and control mechanisms to secure the long-term survival of an organization, based on current and long-term market potentials and the customer needs.

  • We will study real cases of successful and failed attempts to deal with strategy and change. Apply the learnings to your own startup.

What makes an agile leader

  • Understand how organizations can use this method to continuously improve and do the right things, quicker and simpler.

  • We will cover the SCRUM methodology and you'll learn how to create, establish, run and review agile sprints.

Think like an artist

  • Expand your business horizon with artistic thinking. You will be exposed to artistic ways of solving problems and creating ideas.

  • You will learn, discuss and reflect individually and in small groups how to continuously express new ideas, how to create a culture of sharing them, how to proactively accept and deal with risk and uncertainty, and how to manage failure as a necessary part to achieve anything of extraordinary value

 

Apply design thinking to your project

  • Learn to prototype and ideate solutions quickly and efficiently with design thinking.

  • Experience a design-centric way for creative brainstorming and product ideation.

Boost your leadership skills

  • Focus on doing the right things first when it comes to college application by evaluating core leadership principles.

  • Get a deeper understanding of the most important leadership principles to choose the right path for you.

  • In addition, you will learn how to set the right priorities and plan your time so you’re ahead of things and always have your college application and other obligations under control.

Communicate and present better. Make stage fright irrelevant

  • You will learn communication techniques beneficial for college applications and interviews.

  • You will practice conversations in a conscious manner in order to reach your conversational goals and to satisfy the people you are talking to – or at least make them understand you.

 
 
 

Impressions

Entrepreneurship @ Harvard Law School

Entrepreneurship @ Harvard Law School

Ideation & Composition @ Berklee Brown Entrepreneurship Program

Ideation & Composition @ Berklee Brown Entrepreneurship Program

Design Thinking @ Harvard Law Campus (Adam Moulter, Guest Speaker)

Design Thinking @ Harvard Law Campus (Adam Moulter, Guest Speaker)

Agile Leadership @ Harvard Law Campus (Song-Hi Pott, Guest Speaker)

Agile Leadership @ Harvard Law Campus (Song-Hi Pott, Guest Speaker)

Field Trip @ German Accelerator Life Sciences (Cambridge Innovation Center)

Field Trip @ German Accelerator Life Sciences (Cambridge Innovation Center)

Music Thinking @ The Bridge Sound & Stage Studio

Music Thinking @ The Bridge Sound & Stage Studio

Music Thinking @ Harvard Law School

Music Thinking @ Harvard Law School

Prototyping @ Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

Prototyping @ Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship