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Leading the Life You Want – Purpose & Impact

Leading the Life You Want provides you with the skills you need to lead in all four domains of your life: at work, at home, in the community, and in your private self (mind, body, and spirit). You'll explore the core principles of leadership and learn the skills you need to bring them to life. You learn how to find a greater sense of purpose, see how to convey values with stories
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Last Updated:2022-08-11
Course level:All Levels
Course Duration: 7h

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Course Content

11 sections • 28 lecture • 7h 33m total length

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Leading the Life You Want provides you with the skills you need to lead in all four domains of your life: at work, at home, in the community, and in your private self (mind, body, and spirit). You'll explore the core principles of leadership and learn the skills you need to bring them to life. You learn how to find a greater sense of purpose, see how to convey values with stories
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What You will learn

  • By the end of this module, you'll be able to identify the stories that convey your values, create a plan for holding yourself accountable, build supportive networks, apply all your resources in pursuit of important goals, focus on results, and resolve conflicts among the different parts of life.
  • By the end of this module, you'll understand the leadership principles of being real, being whole, and being innovative, know the skills needed for improving your performance as a leader in all parts of life, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and learn exercises for building your capacity to envision your legacy, weave the disparate strands, and see new ways of doing things.\
  • In this module, you’ll learn the six leadership skills of aligning actions and values, managing boundaries intelligently, embracing change courageously, knowing what matters, helping others, and challenging the status quo
  • In this module, you'll learn the essential leadership skills of embodying values consistently, clarifying expectations, and creating a culture of innovation. You'll see how these skills are applied in the leadership of world-renowned rock star and author Bruce Springsteen.

Course Curriculum / Content

Week 1
This module is designed to introduce you to the core principles of leadership from the point of view of the whole person, describe the 18 skills that bring these principles to life, and provide you with a self-assessment tool to determine your skills and establish a baseline for your development. Through the case study of Tom Tierney, former CEO of Bain & Company and co-Founder of the Bridgespan Group, you’ll learn the skills of envisioning your legacy, weaving together the disparate strands of your life, and seeing new ways of doing things. You’ll also learn exercises for developing each one of these skills. By the end of this module, you'll understand the leadership principles of being real, being whole, and being innovative, know the skills needed for improving your performance as a leader in all parts of life, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and learn exercises for building your capacity to envision your legacy, weave the disparate strands, and see new ways of doing things. Learning Objectives Identify the core principles of leadership from the point of view of the whole person Assess your leadership skills for improving performance in all parts of life Envision your legacy and generate ideas for moving toward it Discover how people in different parts of your life describe your unique strengths Graphically map out creative ideas for achieving and important goal

  • Course Introduction video
    08:36
  • Three Total Leadership Principles – video
    11:18
  • Be Real, Be Whole, Be Innovative – video
    15:49
  • Self-Assessment of 18 Total Leadership Skills
  • A Note About the Six Profiles – video
    03:00
  • The Six Profiles
    20:00
  • The Story of Tom Tierney – video
    17:00
  • Tom Tierney Skills Analysis – video
    19:00
  • Practicing the Skills Tom Tierney Exemplifies
  • Module 1 Quiz: Introduction and Tom Tierney
  • Module 1 Readings

Week 2
This module is designed to help you understand and develop the six leadership skills of conveying values through stories, building supportive networks, resolving conflicts, holding yourself accountable, applying all your resources, and focusing on results. You’ll see these skills illustrated in the lives of Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Eric Greitens, Republican Governor of Missouri, and learn how they can be applied in very different circumstances. By the end of this module, you'll be able to identify the stories that convey your values, create a plan for holding yourself accountable, build supportive networks, apply all your resources in pursuit of important goals, focus on results, and resolve conflicts among the different parts of life. Learning Objectives Tell stories from your life that convey your values Enlist someone you trust to hold you accountable for what you believe in Find meaningful ways to be of service to people who matter to you Use what you have in one part of your life to achieve a goal in another part Intensify your focus on results while being more flexible about how you achieve them Reduce conflicts between work and the rest of life by finding common ground

Week 3
In this module, you’ll learn the six leadership skills of aligning actions and values, managing boundaries intelligently, embracing change courageously, knowing what matters, helping others, and challenging the status quo. Through the remarkable stories of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Olympic Gold Medalist Julie Foudy, you’ll see these skills in action as they redefined success for women across the world and demonstrated leadership in service to others. By the end of this module, you'll learn exercises for clarifying your ideal self to know what really matters, finding the larger meaning in what you do so you act in ways that are consistent with your values, managing boundaries so you reduce distractions and pay attention to who matters most, leading through helping others, questioning the status quo, and building the courage to embrace change. Learning Objectives Describe the person you want to be in your ideal future at work, at home, and beyond Take a fresh look at the impact of your everyday actions on other people Increase your ability to pay attention to one person or task at a time Discover how what you want is also good for others Analyze the assumptions you have about what it would take to make a change in your life Try a new method for managing anxieties that stop you from trying something new

Week 4
In this module, you'll learn the essential leadership skills of embodying values consistently, clarifying expectations, and creating a culture of innovation. You'll see how these skills are applied in the leadership of world-renowned rock star and author Bruce Springsteen. You’ll learn how to combine all 18 leadership skills to make full use of your talents and passions to serve others and lead the life you want, no matter what your work setting, family circumstances, or cultural background. By the end of this module, you'll learn exercises for embodying your values no matter where you are, developing a process for identifying what people really want from you, and using teaching as a way to create cultures of innovation at work, at home, and in the community. Learning Objectives Take a concrete action -- something you have never done -- that shows your values Find out what the most important people in your life actually need from you, and vice versa Think of a skill you could teach someone and then teach it Commit to pursuing a particular passion or interest of yours in the service of others Choose to develop yourself as a leader in all parts of life, throughout your life

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Requirements

  • You need a decent Internet connection
  • Mobile Phones can also play this course
  • Self-paced
  • Participate in the conversation

Target Audience

  • Young Professionals
  • Mid Level Management
  • University students
  • Anyone with interest in living an impactful life

Material Includes

  • Lessons Videos
  • References
  • Quizzes and assignments
  • Certificate

Description

Pursue a meaningful life and improve your performance as a leader. Taught by acclaimed Wharton professor, best-selling author, and former Ford Motor Company executive and head of its Leadership Development Center, Stew Friedman, Leading the Life You Want provides you with the skills you need to lead in all four domains of your life: at work, at home, in the community, and in your private self (mind, body, and spirit). You’ll explore the core leadership principles and learn the skills you need to bring them to life. You learn how to find a greater sense of purpose, see how to convey values with stories, learn how to manage attention, feel less stressed, lead through serving others, and more. You’ll see these skills illustrated in the inspiring yet imperfect lives of six remarkable leaders: Tom Tierney (former CEO of Bain), Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), Michelle Obama (former First Lady), Eric Greitens (Republican Governor of Missouri), Julie Foudy (world champion soccer star and three-time Olympic medalist), and Bruce Springsteen (world-famous rock musician). You’ll have the opportunity to assess your own leadership skills, and learn simple, proven exercises to practice them. By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools you need to develop your skills so you can grow as a leader in all areas of your life and create greater harmony among them.

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