BUS 242 — Facing Challenge, Navigating Change: Leadership and the Hero’s Journey
This course calls upon a proven map, Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey,” to help us navigate uncertainty and challenge. Using this timeless model, even the most forward-looking innovators will discover new tools for summoning the call (their vision, mission, and “why”), surviving the road of trials (finding product/market fit, pivoting, overcoming resistance), connecting with allies (mentors, boards, teams, partners, and catalysts), and understanding the cycles that shape every business journey. Guided by this map we will elevate our understanding of leadership and its effect on our own and others’ heroic journeys, mastering new ways to inspire, motivate, and empower ourselves and the people who join us on the path. This course offers practical, actionable ways to anticipate and master the heroic path that every business leader must take.
Please note: This course includes an optional field trip to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Saturday, May 5 at 1:00 pm. Students should expect to spend $20 on admission to the museum. Field trip transportation and ticket cost will be the responsibility of the student. More details will be provided in class.