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BUS 262 — Leadership in the New World of Work

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 5—May 24
Time: 6:30—8:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 7
Unit: 1
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): JeanAnn Nichols, Lisen Stromberg
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:00 pm (PT)
Apr 5—May 24
8 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 7
1 Unit
JeanAnn Nichols, Lisen Stromberg
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
In the wake of #MeToo, #BLM, COVID-19, and the rise of an increasingly diverse and multigenerational workforce, a new kind of leadership is required for success. Today's leaders must shift from fostering hierarchical, product-focused, profit-driven, office-based cultures to creating democratic, people-focused, people-driven cultures that empower teams across a myriad of locations. Those who master Modern Leadership skills will thrive in the new environment and draw the best talent to their teams. This course is designed for leaders who are eager to step up and increase their impact. We will focus on the six competencies of Modern Leadership: humility, empathy, accountability, resiliency, transparency, and inclusion. First, you will learn the foundations of today’s best-in-class workplaces, such as Patagonia, Salesforce, and Unilever, including how and why they embody these principles. Next, we will explore the skills needed to succeed in the new world of work and help you develop Modern Leadership core competencies. Through weekly reflections and practical activities, you will build your unique Modern Leader action plan to evolve your leadership style. Each session will consist of a lecture, discussion, and a practice to add to your toolkit. Classes will also include in-depth interviews with industry leaders who embody Modern Leadership. Come prepared to share your challenges and experiences, and learn from one another, as you increase your leadership impact.

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.

Lisen Stromberg, 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 work with clients to help them build next-in-class, 21st-century cultures with future-forward leaders. Stromberg is also 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:

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