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BUS 262 — Modern Leadership for the New World of Work

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 17—Mar 7
Time: 6:30—8:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 19
Unit: 1
Tuition: $530
Instructor(s): JeanAnn Nichols, Lisen Stromberg
Limit: 50
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:00 pm (PT)
Jan 17—Mar 7
8 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 19
1 Unit
JeanAnn Nichols, Lisen Stromberg
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Let’s be clear: everything has changed. With ongoing social and political unrest, technological disruption, a global pandemic, the "Great Resignation," 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 inclusivity. 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. We will explore the skills needed to succeed in the new world of work and help you develop your modern leadership core competencies.

You'll take the HEARTI:Leader Quotient assessment to learn your strengths and potential vulnerabilities as a modern leader, and you’ll be able to compare your competencies relative to others in the class and to thousands of leaders who have already taken the assessment. 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 practice to add to your leader toolkit. Several 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. A former vice president of Intel, she incorporates illustrative stories and actionable advice into every class session. Nichols received an MBA from Santa Clara University and a coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation.

Cofounder 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 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.