Everyone is a leader
Everyone is a leader. Including you.
You may not have a formal title. You may not oversee a group of people in an organization.
But you’re a leader in the example you set and in the responsibility you take. You lead in the way you influence others and how you make a difference in others’ lives. You lead as a friend, as a parent, as a member of a team. Throughout the day, in ways you may not even realize, you lead.
Everyone is a leader, and everyone has the potential to become a more effective leader.
A new approach to leadership
Judging by the challenges we confront today – challenges no previous generation of human beings has ever faced – we can say that something has been missing in education and in leadership training.
At MIU, we understand that change begins within – that we must be the change we want to see in the world. This is the element that’s been missing.
Our Enlightened Leadership program will train you in the best practices of leadership — communication skills, management and organizational skills, and more.
But more than that, the program gives you a way to become a continuously better version of yourself day by day – a way to grow your inner creative potentials. A way to become an increasingly effective leader. The chief way of doing this is through Transcendental Meditation practice.
This is what we mean by enlightened leadership. Growing in enlightenment means growing from within — in health and vitality, in creativity and intelligence, in happiness and compassion. It means growing in balance and harmony — with yourself, with others, with the universe.
Connect with people from around the world who wish to change the world
The students we attract are highly diverse, but they have two things in common – they want to transform themselves, and they want to transform the world.
If those are the sorts of people you want to live and learn and work with, you’ll meet many of them here.
Models of Development: Frontiers of Human Potential
How do human beings develop? What are the farthest reaches of human growth? To be most effective as a leader, you need to know what people are capable of and what their potentials are. In this course, we explore the leading models of human development, including Maharishi’s. We learn that there are possibilities for development that far exceed what is commonly understood and taught.
Social Transformation and World Peace
Our world is changing more rapidly than ever, often seeming more chaotic and divided than ever.
Almost everyone agrees that we need change. But why are opinions so divided about how? When change is so urgent, why is there so much resistance?
In this course, we explore how Maharishi applied the ancient knowledge of Yoga technologies to create modern solutions for creating social harmony and a foundation for progress.
We look at the relationship between inner peace and world peace and the extensive research on how practice of Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness has created dramatic changes in society and improved people’s quality of life.
Cross-Cultural Communication and Leadership
Our world is becoming increasingly globalized. Improved communication and transportation technologies are increasingly bringing people of diverse backgrounds together — representing different languages, different cultures and different religions, different customs.
More than ever, it’s imperative that leaders understand the different cultures that shape our world.
In this course, we learn frameworks for classifying cultures and understanding cultural norms and traditions. We learn through case studies, workshops, and presentations.
With this course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and new patterns of behavior you need to be an effective cross-cultural communicator.
Management and Organization
Leaders need to understand the principles of human behavior at the individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational levels. In this course, we explore the dynamics of individual and group achievement through the lenses of both skills and theory. You’ll learn principles of leadership, general management, delegation and coordination, planning and problem solving, organizational structure, and organizational change.