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Ross Leadership Initiative

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the world for leadership development. The Ross Leadership Initiative (RLI) is the school’s leadership development center of excellence.

To be the world's leading center of innovation for leadership education, training, and development. One with an evidence-based approach that:

  • Teaches a distinctive point of view about leadership

  • Serves as the leading R&D lab for leadership development

  • Delivers high-impact, action-based programs

We develop leaders with the character and skills required to thrive in complex and dynamic business organizations. Ross leaders model empathy, drive, integrity, and courage. Ross leaders possess the determination and know-how to develop collaborative communities, deliver robust results, build strategic structures, lead creative change, and make a positive difference in a world where there are no easy answers. This mission is deeply embedded in our Michigan Model of Leadership.


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