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BUS 70 — Fundamentals of High-Performance Leadership

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Apr 29—Jun 3
Time: 7:00—8:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: May 1
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $420
Instructor(s): Tracy Wilk, JeanAnn Nichols
Limit: 40
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:30 pm (PT)
Apr 29—Jun 3
6 weeks
Refund Date
May 1
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tracy Wilk, JeanAnn Nichols
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
High-performance leadership requires confidence and competence in three key areas. The first is managing one’s self, i.e., mastering how you show up as a leader by drawing upon your self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and executive presence. Second is leading one-to-one, i.e., engaging powerfully and authentically in setting direction, measuring performance, providing effective feedback, and coaching for growth. The third is leading a team, i.e., maximizing a team’s impact and performance by communicating a compelling vision, providing purpose, and creating a supportive, inclusive culture. This course will focus on each of these facets of high-performance leadership and will provide actionable tips and tools to apply in your workplace. These activities will help you define your unique leadership style. Each class session will consist of a lecture, a case study discussion, and an exercise on one of the elements of the three pillars of leadership. Content will be drawn from the instructors’ experiences as well as from popular business theory and texts. Come prepared to share your challenges, advice, and stories, and to learn from one another how to increase your leadership impact.

Tracy Wilk, Executive Coach; Former Vice President, Google Payments

Tracy Wilk works with technology and financial technology leaders to help them develop effective responses to challenging leadership and management situations. For thirty years prior to becoming a coach, Wilk held several senior management roles. Wilk received Google’s Great Manager Award and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

JeanAnn Nichols, Executive Mentor and Leadership Coach; Former Vice President, Intel

JeanAnn Nichols is an executive mentor and coach who enables senior leaders to thrive in our rapidly changing global ecosystem. She leads leadership sessions using her global business experience to incorporate illustrative stories, relatable humor, and practical advice. Nichols received an MBA from Santa Clara University and a coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.