How does success think? New JLI course at Chabad

Next month, Chabad centers in the region will offer a new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, called “How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life.”

“How Success Thinks is designed to help people get more of what they want in life, and less of what they don’t,” explained Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s Brooklyn headquarters. “Throughout the course we explore ways to cultivate people’s signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access their inner creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that get in the way of their success.”

At the core of “How Success Thinks” are six key productivity concepts, from motivation and goal setting to creativity and relationship building, which explain why some people get so much done. Drawing on 3000 years of Jewish wisdom — as well as some of the latest findings and case studies from neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics — this course explains that the most productive people on earth don’t merely act differently; they view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

“Most people don’t have a clear picture of what they want to achieve in their lifetime,” said Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin of Chabad Jewish Center in Metairie. “In the course, participants will have a chance to explore their own definition of success, and then create a road map to equip themselves with the tools they’ll need to make that goal a reality.”

“’How Success Thinks’ is a unique offering that links success to sustainable outcomes for all our stakeholders in the community,” said Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School in Reading, U.K., and author of “The Success Formula: How Smart Leaders Deliver Outstanding Value… This course provides an empowerment of the mind, the heart and the sharing of experience across community: the very elements which make up a positive and flourishing society.”

“How Success Thinks” is accredited for continuing education for medical and mental health professionals. Like all JLI programs, this course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning.

All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.

In Birmingham, the course will be offered on six Wednesdays at 7 p.m., starting Nov. 9, and six Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., starting Nov. 10. Registration is $89.

Chabad of Mobile will offer the course on six Sundays, starting Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Registration is $40 plus a $10 book fee.

The course will be offered on Tuesdays starting Nov. 15 at noon at the Jewish Community Campus in Metairie, and at 7:30 p.m. at the Chabad Center in Metairie. Registration is $70.

Interested students may visit here for registration and for other course-related information.