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The Total Leadership approach will help you become a better leader by having a richer life and have a richer life by becoming a better leader. Learn a practical, proven method for how to articulate your core values and vision; build trust with your most important people; and achieve "four-way wins" -- improved performance at work or in school, at home with your family, in your community, and for your self (mind, body, spirit). It's not about "work/life balance"; it's about creating harmony among the different parts of your life as a leader in all of them.
This course is about growing as a leader in all parts of your life and having fun while doing so. You watch video lectures, do weekly assignments (including conversations with important people in your life and real-world actions you take to improve your performance in all parts of your life), and take a final exam.
You have the option of doing this course on your own (Individual Track) or in concert with others (Community Track). In the Individual Track you answer assignment questions in a journal for your own use. In the Community Track you post answers to these same questions and exchange feedback on them with your classmates.
Week 1: Starting Total Leadership
- 1.1: Launch your Total Leadership experience
- 1.2: Learn the Total Leadership principles and method
- 1.3: Assess your skills and define your goals
- 1.4: Review our course plan
Week 2: Clarifying What's Important
- 2.1: Tell the story of your values
- 2.2: Share your leadership vision
- 2.3: Take the four-way view
- 2.4: Give and receive coaching
Week 3: Seeing Your Life as a System
- 3.1: Identify key stakeholders
- 3.2: Understand performance expectations
- 3.3: See your life as a system you can change
- 3.4: Consider the media you use
Week 4: Talking to Your Stakeholders
- 4.1: Understand the purpose of stakeholder dialogues
- 4.2: Chart your course and then adjust it
- 4.3: Look through their eyes and find common ground
- 4.4: Build and restore trust
Week 5: Thinking About Creating Change
- 5.1: Glean insights from dialogues
- 5.2: Learn about Total Leadership experiments
- 5.3: Generate ideas for your experiments
Week 6: Designing Experiments
- 6.1: Choose the most promising idea
- 6.2: Set your game plan and scorecard
- 6.3: Get in the game!
Week 7: Bringing Others Along With You
- 7.1: Be artfully political
- 7.2: Build social capital
- 7.3: Make a difference, beyond what you can see
Week 8: Leading the Life You Want
- 8.1: Learn how exemplary leaders integrate work and life
- 8.2: Choose the skills you want to focus on next
Week 9: Looking Back, Looking Forward
- 9.1: Reflect on your progress and distill lessons
- 9.2: Tell your leadership story
Week 10: Continuing the Journey
- 10.1: Share the big ideas
- 10.2: Commence
- Stewart Friedman - The Wharton School
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