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BUS 241 — A Three-Step Method to Greater Bravery in Work and Life

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 10—May 29
Time: 7:00 – 8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 23
Unit: 1
Tuition: $530
Instructor(s): Senia Maymin
Limit: 50
7:00 – 8:50 pm
Apr 10—May 29
8 weeks
Drop By
Apr 23
1 Unit
Senia Maymin
Have you missed opportunities for career growth because you didn’t speak up? Have you felt that a meeting at work was going in the wrong direction, but didn’t say anything? Have you worried over the right timing and right phrasing to the point that you didn’t act at all? This course provides a three-step framework that will help you delve more deeply into past, present, and future actions in order to cultivate greater bravery at work. We will look at the capacity for bravery you have already shown and practice bravery in the moment through in-class exercises. These will include a communication skill called “sportscasting” to increase collaboration in almost any work meeting and a perspective-taking skill called “the five hats” to motivate oneself toward brave actions. We will also explore opportunities to be brave in the future through the use of daily planning tools, such as, “Which projects will challenge my bravery tomorrow, and how can I prepare for them?” The bravery framework is based in part on James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente’s Stages of Change model and Daniel Kahneman’s work on automatic versus deliberate thinking. Assignments between class sessions will be experiments in developing bravery in yourself and cultivating bravery in people you care about—both at work and at home.

Senia Maymin, CEO, Silicon Valley Change Executive Coaching

Senia Maymin’s clients include Google, Logitech, VMware, Intel, and Sony PlayStation. She is co-author of Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business. Maymin received an MBA and a PhD in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MA in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.