Better Leader, Richer Life

开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: Unknown

所在平台: CourseraArchive

课程类别: 健康与社会

大学或机构: University of Pennsylvania(宾夕法尼亚大学)

授课老师: Stewart D. Friedman


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Life is a zero-sum game, right?  The more you strive to win in one dimension (such as your work or school), the more you have to sacrifice in the other dimensions (family, community, and the private self).  Described in the best-selling, award-winning book Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life (Harvard Business, 2008), this course teaches you a proven method that shows how you don’t always have to make trade-offs between life’s most important domains, and certainly not as often as you think.  Nor should you!  A trade-off mindset makes people feel all manner of stress – unfocused, resentful, and overwhelmed.  It hurts those you care about and prevents you from performing effectively to produce results that matter in every part of your life. 

This practical course has been taught to thousands of students at Wharton and elsewhere by professor Stew Friedman since 2001.  You will learn how to articulate your values and personal leadership vision, cultivate supportive relationships with people who matter most in all parts of your life, and continually experiment with how you get things done to better align your actions with your values -- and so produce positive sustainable change.  This step-by-step method for pursuing what Friedman calls "four-way wins" has enabled people all over the world to become more successful and satisfied leaders in all parts of life: work (or school), home, community, and the private self (mind, body, and spirit).     

Learn more at Total Leadership and the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project.  Like us on Facebook.  


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), give and receive peer feedback (don't worry, you'll learn how), and take a final exam.  

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 mutual stakeholder expectations
  • 3.3: See your life as a system you can change 
  • 3.4: Look for four-way wins

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 ideas
  • 6.2: Set your game plan and scorecard
  • 6.3: Win small, win smart 
  • 6.4: Get in the game!

Week 7:  Bringing Others Along With You

  • 7.1: Take the leadership leap
  • 7.2: Be artfully political   
  • 7.3: Build social capital
  • 7.4: Making a difference, beyond what you can see

Week 8:  Bringing Others Along With You (continued)

             No lectures this week

Week 9:  Looking Back, Looking Forward

  • 9.1: Reflect on your progress 
  • 9.2: Distill lessons about creating sustainable change
  • 9.3: Tell your leadership story 

Week 10:  Continuing the Journey

  • 10.1: Share your big idea
  • 10.2: Check out Stew’s Top 10
  • 10.3: Commence    



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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.