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BUS 262 — Intentional Power: Six Essential Leadership Skills

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 30—Mar 19
Time: 6:30—8:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Feb 1
Unit: 1
Tuition: $555
Instructor(s): JeanAnn Nichols, Lisen Stromberg
Limit: 50
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:00 pm (PT)
Jan 30—Mar 19
8 weeks
Refund Date
Feb 1
1 Unit
JeanAnn Nichols, Lisen Stromberg
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Today’s leaders are facing unprecedented challenges as they try to navigate the complex business climate. From managing a multigenerational workforce or diverse employees with different expectations about the workplace to fielding the demands of stakeholders who want companies to step up to solve critical societal issues, more is being asked of leaders than ever before. To succeed in this new world of work, modern leaders need new skills and insights so they can use their power with intention. They must foster democratic, people-focused, people-driven cultures that empower teams across a myriad of locations.

This course is designed for next-gen leaders who are eager to step up and increase their impact. First, we’ll address the changing landscape and why traditional leadership models are failing. You’ll gain insight into the foundations of today’s best-in-class companies and the leaders who run them. Then, we will focus on the six essential power skills of modern leadership—humility, empathy, accountability, resiliency, transparency, and inclusivity. You’ll complete the HEARTI leadership self-assessment and see your current state compared to global leaders. With that insight, you’ll have a better understanding of how you can use your power to become the leader we all want and need, driving impact for your team, company, and the world at large.

Through weekly reflections and practical activities, you will build your unique action plan to evolve your leadership style. Each session will consist of a lecture, discussion, and an exercise on one of the elements. Classes will also include in-depth interviews with industry leaders who embody modern leadership.

Executive Mentor and Leadership Coach; Former Vice President, Intel

JeanAnn Nichols helps senior leaders grow their skills and thrive in the rapidly changing global ecosystem. She is a consulting partner at PrismWork, focused on leadership development. Nichols received a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation. She is the co-author of Intentional Power: The 6 Essential Leadership Skills for Triple Bottom Line Impact in collaboration with Lisen Stromberg and Corey Jones.

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, PrismWork

Lisen Stromberg is a culture innovation and leadership expert who has worked with global advertising agencies, digital and cross-platform publishers, tech startups, and Fortune 500 companies. She and her team help clients build next-in-class, 21st-century cultures with future-forward leaders. Stromberg is the author of Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career. She received an MBA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Mills College.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) Lisen Stromberg, JeanAnn Nichols, & Corey Jones, Intentional Power: The 6 Essential Leadership Skills for Triple Bottom Line Impact (ISBN 978-1394193509)