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BUS 17 — Creativity and Leadership

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Dec 12
Time: 7:00—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $535
Limit: 48
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on October 17 and November 21
On campus
7:00—9:00 pm
Sep 26—Dec 12
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Please Note: No class on October 17 and November 21
Creativity and leadership are essential abilities that lie within everyone, but their full potential can be suppressed by hidden and unconscious habits. This suppression is particularly pernicious because together, creativity and leadership are critical determinants of an organization’s performance and an individual’s personal satisfaction. The good news is that creativity and leadership are qualities that each of us can develop and strengthen.

This course will help you recognize and remove the impediments to accessing your creativity more consistently and effectively. Throughout the course, you will learn and experience time-tested tools to tame your inner critic, cultivate your curiosity, uncover your sense of purpose, and enhance your relationships. You will discover how these tools work together to enhance your creative courage. We will also examine various dimensions of creativity in leadership and the leadership of creativity. Specific topics include emotional intelligence, styles of leading, managing culture, and innovations processes, among others. The tools of creativity can build greater insights into your own leadership ability and how it must be (creatively) adapted to match specific challenges. These tools and daily practices will help increase professional effectiveness, improve decisionmaking, and increase creativity and productivity.

Hal Louchheim, Consultant; Business Curriculum Coordinator, Stanford Continuing Studies

Hal Louchheim works on projects in marketing and education. Previously, he was the CEO of Insight Out Collaborations and the director of the Stanford Sloan Master’s Program (now MSx) at the Graduate School of Business.

Julie Daley, Founder, Creative Wellspring

Julie Daley is a coach and consultant with a focus on personal and business creativity, life-transition coaching, and women’s leadership development.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Michael Ray and Rochelle Myers, Creativity in Business (ISBN 0-385-24851-2)